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Things To Know About Knee Pain

Uncategorized Jun 07, 2018

 

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Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor according to WebMD. With today's increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments. (in Chinese medicine) it is an alternative therapeutic method that has been popular in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy and has a lot of good benefits. The knee relies on a number of structures including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

Being active is one of the best things you can do for your joints and the rest of your body. But injuries can happen, and they often involve the knees.
 
Some of the most common problems are sprained ligaments, meniscus tears, tendinitis, and runner's knee. If you have an old knee injury that wasn’t properly treated, it may flare up now and then or hurt all the time.
 
Several other things can also cause knee pain, such as:
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • IT (iliotibial) band syndrome
  • Meniscal tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
What Does a Knee Injury Feel Like?
Obviously, it hurts! But the type of pain and where you feel it can vary, depending on what the problem is. You may have:
  • Pain, usually when you bend or straighten the knee (including when you go down stairs)
  • Swelling
  • Trouble putting weight on the knee
  • Problems moving your knee
  • Knee buckling or "locking"

If you have these symptoms, visit PhysioCall Gladstone right away and be treated. You may call 0749620411 for reservations or you may book online @ https://www.physiocall.com.au/p/booknow
 
Home Care for Knee Pain
Please note: Inflammation is the body's physiologic response to an injury. In treating many types of knee pain, a common goal is to break the inflammatory cycle. The inflammatory cycle starts with an injury. After an injury, substances that cause inflammation invade the knee to assist in healing. However, if the injury and subsequent inflammation is not resolved, inflammation can become a chronic issue, leading to further inflammation and additional injury. This cycle of inflammation leads to continued or progressive knee pain. The cycle can be broken by controlling the substances that cause inflammation, and by limiting further injury to tissue.

If you are away or cant go to PhysioCall Gladstone yet, there are common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle, these are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This regimen is summarized by the memory device PRICE.
 

What will happen if you dont treat Knee Pain right away?

For the first 48 to 72 hours after a knee injury, use a cold pack to ease swelling and numb the pain. A plastic bag of ice or frozen peas works well. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a day. Wrap your ice pack in a towel to be kind to your skin. After that, you can heat things up with a warm bath, heating pad, or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day.
 
Your knee pain can get worse if you will not have it treated as soon as possible. Visit PhysioCall Gladstone right away. Do not wait for the time that you will need injections, medications or surgeries. A physio treatment is so much affordable than that of medications especially if it already involves lifetime medications or surgery that costs thousands of dollars.

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