Knee Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

4. Which treatments should I try before having a knee replacement?

Treatments your doctor will likely recommend before knee replacement include

  • exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve flexibility
  • weight loss, if needed, to reduce the load the knee must bear
  • walking aids such as canes to reduce stress on the joint
  • shoe inserts to improve the knee’s alignment
  • medicines to relieve pain.