Knee Pain Treatment, Causes, Diagnosis & Pain Relief
There are three different types of arthritis that can occur in your knees. The most common type is osteoarthritis (OA), a progressive condition that slowly wears away joint cartilage. OA is most likely to occur after middle age. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory condition that can strike at any age.
Post-traumatic arthritis develops following an injury to the knee. It can occur years after a torn meniscus, ligament injury, or knee fracture. It’s possible to have more than one type of arthritis at a time. See your doctor for a diagnosis and to discuss a successful treatment plan for the specific type or types of arthritis you have.
Facts of Knee Pain
The severity of the joint pain can vary, from a minor ache to a severe and disabling pain.
Some of the other signs and symptoms that accompany knee pain are
- Difficulty walking due to instability of the knee,
- Limping due to discomfort,
- Difficulty walking up or down steps due to ligament damage,
- Locking of the knee (unable to bend the knee),
- Redness and swelling,
- Inability to extend the knee, and
- Shifting weight to the opposite knee and foot.
Complications of knee pain
Frequently, knee pain will disappear without ever finding a specific cause. Depending on the underlying cause of the pain, the condition can progress and lead to more serious injuries or complications. Usually, these complications are long term and result in worsening pain or an increasing difficulty to walk.
Prevention of knee Pain
Knee pain gets worse because of overuse, or tends to be the most painful after physical activity, you can make lifestyle changes to help treat the pain. These approaches include:
Warm up before exercise– Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings before and after exercise.
Try low-impact exercises – Instead of tennis or running, give swimming or bicycling a shot. Or mix low-impact exercises with high-impact exercises to give your knees a break.
Walk down hills – Running puts extra force on your knee. Instead of running down an incline, walk.
Stick to paved surfaces – Rough roads or pocked walkways may be hazardous to your knee’s health. Stick to smooth, paved surfaces like a track or walking arena.
Get support – Shoe inserts can help treat foot or gait problems that may be contributing to knee pain.
Replace your running shoes frequently to ensure they still have proper support and cushioning.
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