Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Programme

After completing the Interventional procedures, patients are encouraged to continue with Chronic pain rehabilitation programme.

We create an individualized plan for each person. However, general components of the program include the following:

  • Home programme excercize. directed by pain management physicians, nurses and therapists
  • Medication management (typically weaning off unhelpful medications and trying non-addicting medications for chronic pain)
  • Postural correction
  • Obesity management counselling
  • Orthotic supports advice
  • Psychotherapies to improve coping, and reduce the anxiety and depression that can result from pain and disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Family education and counseling (family participation on certain days is an important requirement, not option)
  • Relaxation training, including breathing and mindfulness techniques
  • Yoga

General Rehabilitation Tips

1. Maintain your weight

Because extra weight can increase your chances of developing osteoarthritis, maintain a weight that’s appropriate for your size and age to decrease stress on your knees and to avoid increased chances of knee injuries.

2. Wear sensible shoes with a good fit

It will help you to maintain proper leg alignment and balance, ultimately preventing knee injuries.

3. Warm up

Before starting any exercise, warm up and then do stretches. If you stretch muscles in the front and back of your thighs, it decreases tension on your tendons, ultimately relieving pressure on the knees.

4. Do low-impact exercise

At the gym, opt for a rowing machine or a cross-country skiing machine. Both offer a strong workout with low impact to your knees.

5. Swim or walk

When exercising outside of the gym, opt for swimming or walking.

6. Weight train

Strengthen your leg muscles to better support your knees and avoid injuries by working out with weights. But be sure to consult with an expert first on the right way to lift weights to prevent knee pain.

7. Don’t decrease your activity

A decrease in activity will lead to weakness, increasing your chances of injuries.

8. Don’t suddenly change the intensity of your exercise

Build up gradually to avoid knee pain.

9. Consider physical therapy

Excercise Training for Knee Pain

Step 1: Aerobic Activities

Good for warming up your muscles and joints before your routine, getting your heart rate up and helping to improve your overall fitness level.

Step 2: Flexibility Training

Also known as stretching, these exercises help relieve stiff joints and improve your range of motion. Muscles work best when they are at their optimum length, also improving mobility.

Step 3: Strength Training

Muscles not only help you move they also act as shock absorbers. The stronger the muscles around the hip and knee, the beter the shock absorption and stability — meaning less strain (and pain) on the joint.