How Physical Therapy Can Help Avoid A Knee Replacement Naturally

How PT Helps Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Most people think that when they get knee pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and goes away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, knee pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of knee pain.  It’s often even worse than it was when it came on.  We hear this all the time… people wondering if physical therapy can help avoid knee replacement naturally… And the answer is “YES!”

How PT Helps Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Does that sound like you?

Another scenario we see all the time at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance is when people go to their Doctor, and the well-meaning Doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers” and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s no better”…

… But then 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the same Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better.  This time, only to be given ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills, maybe a knee brace. Even worse, you’re told that the ONLY thing left to do, is to go down the route of knee replacement surgery because it’s “bone on bone”.

We hear worrying stories each week from people who have said yes to knee surgery.  Only to find 6 months down the line, their knee pain comes back.

Knee pain after knee replacement surgery is a tricky topic. Most medical professionals will tell you that knee replacement surgery is the “solution” for anyone with arthritis and painful knees that have lasted for months.

But the reality is, once the procedure is done it doesn’t guarantee you won’t have pain after knee replacement surgery.  That’s what worries us!… Especially when we’ve helped so many people like you, live life with a lot less knee pain, naturally!

We believe the body has the capacity to heal itself when given the right conditions to do so. When we talk about the “right conditions” we’re talking about 3 things that physical therapy can provide to help avoid knee replacement naturally:

1.) Physical

2.) Diet

3.) Mindset

When these 3 conditions are met, the blocks are removed preventing your body from healing your knees.

But when it comes to knee replacement surgery – we don’t believe the body has the capacity to heal itself.

Why? Well, it makes sense that your knees would still hurt months and even years after knee replacement surgery. After all, you’re getting the bones in your leg replaced with plastic and metal. That can’t feel good!

I remember how bad it hurt when I ruptured my ACL playing soccer, I would never willingly put myself through knee surgery if I didn’t HAVE to, especially if I knew there were natural options available to me to help get my knees feeling better and living the active lifestyle that I want.

If you’ve got painful knees, and you’ve been told that one of your most hopeful options to get rid of it is surgery, we’d recommend you consider your other options first. Ideally starting with a solid approach that starts on the premise that your body can heal your knees with the help of natural solutions!

Here are some additional simple steps to delay or avoid the need for joint replacement surgery.

What most people don’t know is, that hands-on physical therapy can help get you back on the path to healing.

5 Ways Physical Is Better

If you’re confused about the advice you’ve been given, and you think you’ve already tried all of your options, here’s 5 ways physical therapy is better than continuous medication (or surgery) for helping to ease knee pain…

  1. There are no “nasty” lasting side effects.
  2. It wins the “war”. And NOT just the little battles.  Physical therapy gets to the very root of your knee pain to ease it… Not mask it with little victories that don’t last in the long run.
  3. You’re not reliant on physical therapy for months or years.
  4. It doesn’t lure you into a false sense of “I’m doing okay today…” to be then “surprised” by the pain when you didn’t expect it.
  5. You don’t have to sit in a cold medical doctor’s waiting room or get past the “unwelcoming” receptionist to get access to it… And you don’t have to call at 8:30am every morning trying to get in… Only to be put on hold, told that your call is important to them but “you’re still 27th in line”.

We know it can be confusing knowing what to do about your knee pain.  Especially when you’ve been told so many different things, by different people!

We just want you to know before you go down the surgery route.  It’s worth finding out if there’s a way to put an end to it.  This way you avoid dangerous knee surgery, painful injections and more painkillers.

Here is another previous blog I wrote “PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success” as another option to total knee replacement surgery.

Dedicated to your health,

Dr. Oscar Andalon, DPT 🙂


How long should I wait before getting help?

If you or somebody you know has been struggling with knee pain… Whether pre or post PRP injections, it’s very likely you’ll run into the same problems Jackie encountered.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help!

If you’d like to learn more quick tips like to help ease knee pain, visit my website where you can download my free tips guides instantly:

Knee Pain Report

Learn how physical therapy can help your pain by clicking the link: Learn More About Knee Pain and then click on the button for the free report.

P.S. If you’d like some easy, actionable tips you can use now to start easing your knee pain, click here to download my free knee pain guide:


Performance Physical Therapist at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance
Dr. Oscar Andalon is a leading and trusted sports physical therapist, strength coach, performance enhancement specialist, educator, author, and Co-Founder of LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance – an Encinitas integrated wellness center for people in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, who value their health and want to restore or maximize their active and healthy lifestyle.

For more than 16 years, thousands of athletes, fitness enthusiasts and active people of all ages, levels and sports including Olympic medalists, professional, collegiate and recreational athletes have consulted Oscar; looking for answers to concerning questions about a fast end to their pain and best ways to improving performance.

Prior to living in Carlsbad, CA, he worked as Clinic Director for a 20,000 sq.ft. sports physical therapy and performance center. He became known as the “athlete whisperer” in the Pacific Northwest by becoming the leading sports performance enhancement physical therapist and CrossFit injury rehab and performance specialist. He also was known as a consultant to the Nike WHQ in Portland, OR.

Oscar’s passion for excelling in sports earned him the opportunity to compete in soccer both at the Division 1 collegiate level at University of San Francisco and at the professional level playing for the California Jaguars; giving him the understanding and experience of knowing what it takes to perform and excel at the highest level of competition. Oscar is an orthopedic and sports performance specialist with a true passion in helping athletes and fitness fanatics of all ages and divisions, serving as an educator to bridge the gap between rehab and strength and conditioning.

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