How to Manage Knee Pain
How to mange knee pain is a post that was inspired by my realization that there are a lot of people who may be stricken by sudden knee pain and have no way of understanding if it’s the normal wear and tear of the body because they have been very active all their lives.
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Learning to Understand What Your Body is Telling You About Pain
Here’s the thing. if you don’t know your body because you have always ploughed through even when sore then you need to learn the difference between soreness and “Oh hell something is wrong pain”.
Soreness is normal and you can work through with ice, ibuprofen (if needed for swelling, just don’t overdo it ) and rest (as needed).
“Oh hell something is horribly wrong” is usually pretty scary even if obvious– as in “Oh hell my knees feel like someone is putting a drill through them.”
Sometimes soreness can creep up into “Oh hell” territory. Managing knee pain can make one feel as if that has happened to them. That said, there are still too many who are living with knee pain. I have friends who are victim of this condition, and I was inspired to find answers for them.
The result is a series of posts that I hope will help you understand what causes knee pain and answer questions like is your knee pain osteoarthritis? I will explore in greater detail symptoms of knee pain and best treatment. Yap, there’s a lot coming your way on how to manage knee pain.
So, without further delay, let’s jump in
What is Knee Pain?
It can be as annoying as a dull ache to debilitating agony in a matter of hours.
If you ask most doctors what is one of the most common forms of complaints that bring patients to the office, they would say knee pain. When you think about it this is not really out of the ordinary, just think about how much work your knees do for you all day. They support your entire body weight and help you walk around all day long. Your knees are just about the most used joint in your body, you bend lots of times each day and walk up and down stairs numerous times.
What Can Cause Knee Pain
Okay, so what are some of the things that can cause Knee pain and symptoms that you have to look for—I mean anything from minor aches and pains to those that require surgery. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.
Arthritis of the knee is one of the most common causes of knee pain in people, with over 16 million people suffering from this condition worldwide. The majority of sufferers are in their fifties.
These numbers are not surprising as arthritis is a condition resulting from wear and tear of your knee cartilage. Your cartilage is the lining surrounding your knee joint and this becomes thinner and results in pain as the area becomes inflamed.
When Your Knees Can no Longer Support You
Here’s something that isn’t much fun. Imagine your knee feeling like it’s on fire or like someone is drilling into it—yaks. This condition is called Runner’s knee. The condition is so named because it’s one of those injuries that many runners experience at some point in their training. To be more specific, the pain you will experience will be under and around your kneecap.
Runner’s knee – Wikipedia
Not to be confused with Jumper’s knee.
Runner’s knee may refer to a number of overuse injuries involving pain around the kneecap (patella), such as:
If you have Runner’s knee you will find that your knee becomes painful when you sit for long periods of time. When you do an activity over any length of time and it will be difficult to walk down the stairs. Some people have felt, when walking, that a big chunk of cartilage was missing in one of their knees. Imagine the feeling that your cartilage is ripping apart as you move. That’s scary, yes?
Questions to Ask when Managing Knee Pain
In short, one needs to ask where is the knee pain located – above or below the kneecap, sides of the knee, or the back of the knee? Does walking up or down stairs hurt and which direction hurts more if so? For example, some people found that walking down the stairs was more painful than climbing them. Some have said they feel left knee pain often. “It feels more like burning/fire in the knee, and it also happens after I run or workout!” One sufferer of Runner’s knee said in a form.
Misconceptions About Knee Pain
Knee pain can happen to anyone at any age and even in good physical condition. One doesn’t have to be old or overweight to suffer knee pain. The following statement illustrate an all too common misconception. “My family is pretty unhelpful because they all just nag and complain that its because of my weight and my thighs are too fat that’s why I’m getting knee problems. They also think I’m so young to be having these ‘old people problems’ and they are just really useless so I can’t really seek their help”—Knee Pain Sufferer—Pain Sufferer’s forum
Of course you will want to find out the cause of your knee pain. If it is something that has developed over time you may be dealing with either of the two conditions we mentioned above.
Other causes of knee pain including moving or twisting your leg in a strange position or if your knee locked in place and became stuck for a few seconds. Any type of accident can cause a tear in your cartilage or your meniscus. You have two layers of meniscus in your knee joint. These layers are rubbery and sit just above your shin bone or tibia, one sits on the inside and the other on the outside, with the inside meniscus being the larger of the two.
How to treat Knee Pain
If you tear your meniscus it can often be healed by performing strength training exercises and your doctor may recommend you to a physiotherapist for treatment. It can take several weeks or months for a meniscus tear to heal completely.
Knee pain that gets steadily worse over time or doesn’t improve with therapy may require an MRI to determine any further issues. Sometimes surgery is required to repair a tear.
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Living with knee pain can be difficult and if you have arthritis exercising regularly will help the condition. When your knee is sore and painful try elevating your knee and using an ice pack to help reduce any swelling. If walking is painful or uncomfortable then using a knee brace can often be a good solution.
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