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What are the common reasons for knee pain? How to relieve the knee pain?

Knee Pain - Reasons

Knee pain is one of the most common musculo-skeletal issues that takes people to a doctor. The cause of this can be highly varied and so are the treatments/pain-relieving methods! Here are some of the most common knee issues –

  • Osteoarthritis – caused due to the degeneration of joints mostly due to age-related issues (Read
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – an autoimmune degeneration of joints and bones as the body itself attacks the joints and adjacent tissues (Read
  • Gout (Uric Acid) – Also a kind of arthritis, caused due to the build-up of uric acid that is formed from purine (found in protein). Read
  • Ligament Tear – Ligaments are fibrous bands that connect one bone to another. There are 4 ligaments in knee – ACL, PCL, MCL & LCL. The most commonly seen is ACL tear (Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Read
  • Tendinitis / Tendon Tear – This is due to the inflammation of tendons. Tendons are fibrous bands similar to the ligament, but connect a bone to a muscle
  • Meniscus Tear – Meniscus is a cartilage tissue that is like a cushion between the femur (bone from hip to knee) and tibia (bone from knee to the feet). Due to physical activites, this cartilage tissue can get inflamed or even tore.
  • Patella dislocation – Patella is the small bone which is the knee cap. A sudden jerk or jump can cause dislocation

Arthritis knee pain can be managed and improved to a great extent through the right kind of nutrition and exercises. Majority of the injuries/tears may need surgical intervention and your orthopedic surgeon is the right person to help. However, improving the muscular ability of muscles around the knee is highly crucial in reducing the pain and reducing chances of further injury. Exercises, as suggested by a physio, will help in this regard

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Published : - 02/26/2020

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