Having knee pain is like, a feeling of constant disability, which leaves You unable to perform any daily activity with ease, Knee Pain is accompanied by swelling and redness mostly. In this article, we will be providing you all the major reasons behind this annoying feeling.

Pain, redness, swelling & stiffness are the indicators, which is a way of your body telling you that something is wrong & needs your attention, so the first rule of thumb is, ‘Never Ignore Your Pain!

Here are the possible causes behind your knee pain:

 

1. Osteoarthritis

It is the most common cause of knee pain, specially in females above 45 years, or the ones who have gone through menopause, although male are also not behind in this Arthritis race.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the bones erodes, the shock absorbing capacity of the bones decreases and due to that, the bones start to rub with each other, and this friction leads to pain.

Other Types of arthritis are, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus arthritis etc, but fortunately they are not that common.

Treatment Tip See an Orthopedician, start isometric exercises as advised and increase your calcium intake, as in milk,curd,cheese and green leafy veggies as well as the fruits.

 

2. Ligament Injury/Sprain

It is also another common cause of knee pain, occurs mostly in the new runners or yoga enthusiasts, pain and redness is the common symptom, swelling accompanies, depending upon the level or grade of sprain.

Treatment Tip Rest, Ice, and elevation of the knee area helps, getting diagnosed about the level of injury is the priority.

3. Housemaid’s Knee

Housemaid’s knee is not common in housemaids only now a days, it used to occur in the housemaids, due to friction between the floor and the knees while sweeping the floor. The main symptoms are pain and redness only in front of the knee, swelling and stiffness are also generally confined to the front.

Treatment TipGive your knee some much needed rest, and don’t forget to rule out other ailments firsts.

4. Knee Injury or IDA (Internal Derangement of Knee)

It is common in sports persons and especially in the football players, knee injury once ignored can lead to the death of the hurt tissue and thus can lead you to the operation table.

Treatment TipIf You are sure that you have twisted your knee, you better be sitting in the orthopedists clinic now!

5. Patellar/Kneecap Dislocation

Fortunately, it can be easily recognized by the patient, if happened, although can be missed if it is a minor one. The kneecap is deviated from its usual place and is very much evident. Mostly occur while playing or sudden twisting or jumping activities.

Treatment TipNever try to relocate it of your own! Your Orthopedist knows better!

 

Though the list of the causes of knee pain is endless, the most common ones have been listed above, stay tuned for some more info!

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