Get the facts about knee pain

Knee pain is one of the critical problems of joints. It is widely found all over the world in the people above 30s or 40s nowadays. This kind of problems occurs due to the injuries, arthritis or other conditions. With each individual, the location and severity of this knee pain often differ along with the cause of the problem.


Some of the signs and symptoms of knee pain are-

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee


The pain in your knee can be caused by a number of factors. Common causes of knee pain are-

Injury. A knee injury can affect any of the many ligaments, tendons, cartilage or bursae sacs that surround or consist of the knee joint. Some of the most common knee injuries are



  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Meniscus
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis




Arthritis. More than 100 different types of arthritis exist. Examples of arthritis that might cause knee pain are-

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout


Mechanical problems. Often caused by an underlying injury, overuse or normal wear and tear, mechanical problems might include-


  • Medication
  • A loose piece of cartilage or bone
  • Dislocated Kneecap
  • Gait change because of hip or foot pain




Sometimes you don't need to worry much about these pains as they are just injuries, but you can't ignore it as it can grow further. It can lead to joint damage and disability if left untreated. There are various solutions to cure knee pain. It totally depends on the severity of the pain and the damage it has caused at the particular point. Examples of knee pain treatment include-

  • Injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Surgery


There are also ways that you can treat your knee pain at home, such as

  • over-the-counter pain medication
  • ice pack
  • rest
  • Elevation and compression.


While it is not always possible to prevent knee pain, there are some things you can do in your life to help avoid knee problems in the future-

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Warm up and stretch before physical activity
  • Exercise appropriately for your body
  • Build up muscle
  • Wear proper shoes


Persistent knee pain can negatively affect your quality of life and can lead to future disability. If you are concerned about knee pain, contact your health care provider team.

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