Board Certified, New York City Based, Osteopath Specializing in Spine, Pain and Sports Medicine
What Is Knee Pain?
What Are Common Causes Of Knee Pain?
Knee pain may come from areas of the knee such as the ligaments and tendons enveloping the knee, as well as those that make up the joint itself. Sprained knee is common among knee injuries, and is often caused by exercise and sport.
Other conditions that cause knee pain include:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Knee bursitis
- Dislocated Kneecap
- Hip Conditions
- Flat feet and Bunions
- Excess Weight
Knee Discomfort Signs and Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms of knee pain include the following:
- Clicking or locking of the knee
- Inability to straighten the knee or bear weight while standing
- Pain or bluish discoloration in the calf
Knee Pain Risk Factors
The risk of having knee pain can be increased by the following:
- Obesity or drastic overweightness
- Seldom exercise of the knee
- Sports and physically arduous work-life
- Previous injuries
What Is Included In An Effective Knee Pain Management Program?
Knee pain can be managed by a network of different treatment options, therapy exercises, and remedies. Ice packs make the healing process more efficient, especially when combined with elevation of the knee. This ameliorates the swelling and therefore the pain.
Some useful exercises include cardio and leg weight training, as well as routine stretching of the knee. Other therapeutic activities include swimming and water aerobics.
There are also pain management treatment options. These include injections that go directly into the joint. Intravenous substances used for these procedures include corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, and platelet-rich plasma.
When Is Knee Pain Considered Chronic?
Knee pain is considered chronic when it regularly occurs, and when it does not alleviate after the use of home remedies and exercises. In the case of chronic knee pain, you will need to consult a medical professional to solve the causal problem.
What If I Have Knee Pain?
There are a few home remedies you can try right away, including using an ice pack and elevating the knee. You can also, with caution, stretch and exercise it.
If your knee pain is more severe, see a pain specialist that knows all about the knees. Dr. Yasha Magyar is a double board-certified osteopathic doctor. He’s Board Certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation and Board Certified in Pain Medicine to cover all your pain needs. Don’t hesitate to contact Network Spine to help with your knee pain.