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What You Should Know About Knee Pain

Knee pain can create serious issues with mobility. The more you know, the better able you will be to handle an injury or problem. There are few things you should know that will help get you started and help you determine if you just need a little ice or you should seek medical attention. The information below is not meant to substitute or replace the diagnosis of a trained medical professional but it gives you a vantage point from where you can see the do’s and don’ts.

What Is Knee Pain

Knee pain is pain that happens in the area around the knee joint. It can be triggered by a variety of different things. It can involve ligaments, joints, bone, cartilage, and muscles.

What Causes It

The primary cause of knee pain is injury. This can be done by falling, twisting, or hitting the knee and the surrounding area. It can also be injured by receiving a hit such as in an accident. The pain can also be caused by pressure from an injury that induces swelling around the region. In addition to injury, knee pain can also be caused by diseases, which affect the muscles, bones, and joints.

What Are the Symptoms?

This largely depends on what the cause of the knee pain is, however, common symptoms include:

  • Bruising – is there discoloration around the joint
  • Instability – does the knee feel weak or unstable, do you have difficulty feeling as if you cannot trust it to hold your weight.
  • Lack of feeling or too much – do you feel a tingling sensation in your knee or leg? Alternatively, is there numbness? This may include your leg and foot.
  • Pain – Do you have pain when you try to move your knee? Is there pain or tenderness when you attempt to touch it?
  • Sounds – Is there a grinding, popping or snapping noise when you attempt to move your knee?
  • Swelling – Is there inflammation? You may not be able to see swelling if it is minor but you will be able to feel it when you move your knee or even if you place your hand on your knee and work the area.
  • Infection – Does the area feel different from the rest of your leg, in terms of temperature? In some cases, when an infection is present the area will be warmer to the touch than the rest of the leg.

Treatments and Diagnosis

The first step is to see a licensed medical practitioner to obtain a diagnosis. Treatment options vary depending on what is causing your knee pain. If it is a sprain or strain, you may need to rest it and apply warm and cold compresses. Infections may request antibiotics and rest. Serious damage may require surgery or replacement of the knee joint.

If you have questions as to what may be causing your knee pain, seek the advice of a qualified medical professional to receive a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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