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Knee Pain: Overview, Causes and Treatment

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Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that affects people of all ages. It can have a major impact on your lifestyle and can stop you from doing a lot of activities that you’d otherwise do with ease.

There can be a lot of causes responsible for knee pain. Depending on the patient, knee pain can be due to an injury, like a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Apart from the injuries, medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and infections can also be responsible for causing knee pain.

Let’s dig deeper into this and understand what can be the possible causes and treatment options for knee pain.

Causes of Knee Pain

There can be a lot of causes of knee pain. The actual cause of the knee pain you are experiencing depends on a lot of factors – such as your age, your lifestyle and any medical history.

Here is a quick video featuring Mr Ahsan Sheeraz from Ravenscroft Health, listing some of the factors that can cause knee pain, including lax joints, sports injury, torn ligaments, arthritis, and damaged ligaments.

Thus, listing down the leading causes of knee pain, we conclude that, it can be due to –

  • Injuries – ACL Injury, fractures, Torn meniscus, Knee bursitis, Patellar tendinitis
  • Mechanical Problems – Loose body, Iliotibial band syndrome, Dislocated knee cap, Hip or foot pain
  • Other medical conditions like arthritis

Symptoms of Knee Pain

The most obvious symptom of knee pain is constant discomfort around the knee area.

However, the location and severity of the pain may vary from individual to individual, depending on the exact cause of the problem.

Here are some of the common signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • Swelling and stiffness around the knee area
  • Redness
  • Constant pain
  • Warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises as you try moving the knee
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

Possible Treatment for Knee Pain

Knee pain can be real annoying but the good news is that it has a treatment! Depending on what the underlying cause of your chronic knee pain is, there is a specific type of treatment.

These treatments may include:

  • physical therapy
  • medication
  • surgery
  • Injections

However, it’s important to consult the doctor at the right time, before it gets too late.

If you have been looking for some treatment for your painful knee for quite some time now, Ravenscroft Health should be able to help you.

Professionals at Ravenscroft Health specialise in physiotherapy, pain management, elderly care, sports injuries, joint injections and a podiatry. You can book a face to face consultation with them and discuss your problem at length.

Thus, this was a quick overview of knee pain. If you feel that knee pain is of late becoming too much for you, and it’s being an obstacle in your day to day life, you should not have any second thoughts and immediately get in touch with a competent medical professional.

There are a lot of treatment options available, don’t keep suffering in silence! Reach out to Ravenscroft Health for help now!