The most common causes of knee pain are repeated stress on the knee caused from your knee alignment, an injury or ageing. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis. Medical conditions, including: arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain
Symptoms of knee pain
- Generally the inability to fully straighten the knee, a crunching noise in the knee, can be warm to the touch, swelling and stiffness.
What causes knee pain?
- Knee misalignment issues between your leg and hip.
- Weak thigh muscles can also be part of the problem.
- Bursitis: inflammation caused by repeated overuse or injury of the knee.
- Chondromalacia patella: damaged cartilage under the kneecap
- Gout: arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid.
Treatment and prevention of knee pain
- If you suffer from arthritis or gout, walking and other exercise helps mobilize your joint fluid and lubricate the joints.
- You should walk and do other exercises that move your knee joints.
- You are likely to find that the stiffness, pain, and fatigue improve with exercise.
- Wear good footwear and to reduce the shock from your feet to your knees always wear shock absorbing material in your footwear, Enertor Walking PX1 insoles
- Rest your knee, Ice your knee to ease pain and swelling.
- Elevate your leg on a pillow when you sit or lie down
- Do strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles
- Ask for Medical advise if unsure.