Injury, overuse, and aging can all bring about knee pain, which is usually caused by a breakdown of the soft tissue that pads the joint, a torn ligament, or a swollen tendon. Pain can range anywhere from uncomfortable to severe, making daily activities like walking or climbing stairs difficult. For many, an invasive knee replacement surgery can seem like the only option, and not an appealing one. Who wants to go under the knife for a procedure that does not promise significant pain relief — and whose effects are permanent?

You may want to consider: