How to Solve Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a common complaint that can affect people from all ages, and in all walks of life.
Pain in the knee is often associated with injuries, or repetitive stress on the knee. However it can also be associated with age-related changes, as well as medical conditions.
The knee is the largest joint in the body and is made up of several components such as bones, ligaments, cartilage and tendons.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Knee Pain
- Pain or tenderness
- Catching, clicking, or locking
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by traumatic injuries (such as ligamentous or meniscal tears), as well as through overuse injuries (like a tendinopathy) . Additionally, pain in the knee can also manifest from medical conditions (such as osteoarthritis or gout).
Common causes of knee pain can include but are not limited to:
- Ligamentous injuries
- Meniscus injuries
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Patellar instability
- Baker’s cyst
- Iliotibial band syndrome
How to Solve Knee Pain
Strengthening the muscles around the knee will ensure that your knee can tolerate the load it’s exposed to when you’re doing the things you love.
Stretching exercises can be an effective way to increase mobility throughout your knee and assist with reducing pain levels.
If certain activities are making your knee pain worse, try to limit or modify these particular movements so that your knee is pain-free in what you’re doing (eg. if running is aggravating your symptoms, try jogging or cycling instead).