Many people tend to experience pain following a knee replacement. The good news is that there are many ways to reduce and relieve pain. This includes taking prescription medication, but also non-medicated ways such as being physically active, massaging the area, icing, mindfulness techniques, and following rehabilitation protocols.

We've written a great blog about reducing and relieving pain after a knee replacement HERE.

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