Common causes of Knee pain

The knees are the most easily injured part of the body. It’s a weight-bearing joint that straightens, bends, twists and rotates.

Acute knee injuries (including torn ligaments and torn cartilage) are often caused by twisting the knee or falling.

Sports that involve running and jumping and sudden stopping and turning, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and baseball, as well as contact sports such as football, wrestling, and hockey increase the risk of an acute knee injury.

But more common than sudden knee injuries are injuries caused by overuse or overload.

Overuse knee injuries (including muscle strain, tendonitis and bursitis) may develop gradually over days or weeks. Pain is often mild and intermittent in the beginning and worsens over time. When muscles and tendons are stressed even slightly beyond their capabilities, microscopic tears occur. These tears must be given a chance to heal before subjected to the same activity to avoid overuse injury. Treat overuse injuries early to prevent chronic problems.

When do you need to call your doctor about your knee pain? 

  1. Inability to walk comfortably
  2. deformity around the joint
  3. Knee pain at night or while resting
  4. Knee pain beyond a few days
  5. Locking (inability to bend) the knee
  6. Swelling of the joint or the calf area
  7. Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth
  8. Any other unusual symptoms

Treatments for Knee Pain

Some common treatments for knee pain are listed here. Not all of these treatments are appropriate for every condition, but they may be helpful in your situation.

  1. Rest: If the symptoms are severe, crutches may be helpful as well.
  2. Ice and Heat Application:
  3. Stretching: Stretching the muscles and tendons that surround the joint. Following some specific suggestions will help you.
  4. Physical Therapy:
  5. Anti-Inflammatory Medication:

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Read also:How to prevent Sports Injuries

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