KNEE PAIN AND REMEDY: Knee pain can affect people of all ages. It often occurs because of an injury, such as torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament. Medical conditions like arthritis, gout and infections can cause knee pain.
It is a common complaint among adults because of the long time use, which eventually causes wear and tears from daily activities like walking, bending, standing, and lifting. Sporting activities that involve using the legs and knees often experience this problem.
The knee bears great stress. Its job is to lift the rest of the body in every position possible.
The formation of the knee is made of three parts:
- The Tibia: This is also known as the shinbone or shank bone, which is the larger, stronger, and anterior (frontal) of the two bones in the leg below the knee.
- The femur: The femur is your thigh bone. It’s the longest, strongest bone in your body. It is a critical part of your ability to stand and move. Your femur also supports lots of important muscles, tendons, ligaments, and parts of your circulatory system.
- The Patella: This is the kneecap. It is a small bone located in front of the knee joint – where the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia) meet. It protects the knee and connects the muscles in the front of the thigh to the tibia. The causes of knee pain could simply just be age-related or because of an injury. However, these are some remedies for knee pain.
Heat and cold therapy
Using heat or cold treatments are great ways to ease knee ache. While a heating pad can help relieve pain, cold treatment can help reduce inflammation.
How to apply heat and cold therapy:
- Alternate between cold and heat.
- Apply heat for up to 20 minutes at a time.
- For the first 2 days after an injury, apply cold pads for 20 minutes, four to eight times a day.
- Use a gel pack or other cold pack more often during the first 24 hours after the injury.
- Never apply ice directly to the skin.
- Check that a heat pad isn’t too hot before applying.
- Don’t use heat therapy if your joint is warm during a flare.
- A warm shower or bath in the morning may ease stiff joints.
Daily exercise can help you keep your muscles strong and maintain mobility. Low-impact activities such as cycling, walking, swimming, or water exercise are good options.
Exercising is an essential tool for treating Osteoarthritis and other causes of knee pain.
However, you may need to rest from exercise if you have an injury, such as a sprain or a strain, severe knee pain, or a flare-up of symptoms.
If you have tried this and other remedies but the pain is not resolved, Effective physiotherapy will give you a perfect solution.
Effective physiotherapy in our clinic involves the manual and technical manipulation of the knee bones muscles and joints to give a fast and complete relieve from pains at the knee.
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