Knee relief without surgery is quite possible. In fact the majority of knee ailments can be relieved with non-surgical methods. There are many sources of knee pain including arthritis, sports injuries, back, hip, or ankle pain, weak ligaments, tendinitis and even vascular disease. In truth there are more reasons than that, but you get the idea. Naturally it helps to identify exactly what is causing the pain to begin with before you start treatment. It is often a good idea to not just assume that the source is arthritis or joint space narrowing as quite often treating related structures can provide full relief. For example if you have back pain it can cause hamstring and quadriceps tightness both of which can compress an already tight joint even further. I have been able to provide relief for countless knee patients by treating back pain. The same is true when treatment is directed toward structures that support the joint such as muscle, tendon or ligament. For more severe cases regenerative techniques such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Cell can often be effective as well. Discover more about knee pain relief without surgery at piedmontpmr.com.