1. Conceivable Cause by Arthritis
This is one of the most commonplace reasons for knee pain. As a matter of
fact, anyone over the age of 65 has a one in two chance of having knee arthritis.
The normally dull pain of arthritis
may occasionally become sharp with sudden movements. The painful sensation is normally located over your joint line (where
the tibia meets the femur) and in the front of the knee. Mild and sometimes severe swelling is analogous with this pain.
The painful sensation is worse when you get up from a chair or exit a vehicle. In addition, extended strolling or standing
worsens the condition.
When the knee catches on the rough uneven surfaces of the cartilage, patients often complain
of grinding and occasional popping.
The pain usually gets better with some applied heat (or ice), rest, pain medication
or knee wraps.
2. Cartilage Surface Minor Tearing
A torn meniscus is normally a torn knee cartilage.
These small, C-shaped fragments of cartilage act as buffers between the thighbone and the shinbone. There is one meniscus
on the outer part of the knee and another one on the inner segment of the knee. Meniscus tears are often the outcome of twisting,
pivoting, decelerating, or a sudden, rapid impact. It can easily be recognized by miscellaneous manual tests at your physicians
See the end of this article for treatment recommendations for a torn meniscus. Tears, if minor, require
no surgical operation. They generally heal on their own depending on the period allowed for healing and on condition that
the activity that aggravates it is averted.
3. The Popliteal cyst or Bakers cyst
A Baker cyst or popliteal
cysts is swelling caused by fluid buildup from the knee joint projecting to the back of the knee. The weakest point of your
joint capsule surrounding your knee is pushed out by this fluid buildup.A cyst, therefore, forms at the back portion of your
The kneecap has a valve connected to your joint capsule tissue. This valve can sometimes plug up
and the liquid gets trapped in the cyst. Therefore, swelling in the back of your knee continues even when the injury has been
fixed. The pain is normally described as a blunt and burning sensation. The pain worsens with continuous standing or
Elevation, rest, and taking some painkillers may lessen some discomfort. Lots of people agree that when
it comes to knee aches and pains, the best plan of action is to control the pain, avoid exacerbating the injury, and rehabilitating
The phrase chondromalacia denotes softening and worsening underneath the
kneecap. In many young athletes, this is usually an injury caused by trauma, overuse and faulty knee joint alignment,
or muscle imbalance. Thus, resulting in friction and abrasion beneath the kneecap. The outcome is damage to the surface of
the cartilage. The feeling is a dull pain about or under the kneecap that gets worse when strolling downhill, climbing stairs
or carrying out other weight bearing activity.
Putting ice over the affected area
every 5 minutes will help alleviate the pain and bring down any swelling. Stop applying ice if a burning feeling is felt.
A heating pad on a lower setting for 10-20 minutes may also help reduce the pain. Try other methods such as Icy-Hot or AST
BioFreeze gel, which create a heating or cooling sensation.
A comfortable knee brace can render some necessary
relief and stability to the region, thereby reducing the pressure on the knees. There are several knee braces available at
most pharmaceutical stores that could be worn during mild physical activity or at any time when the affected area becomes
Avoid Some Activities:
Simply withdraw from any movement that worsens the pain and rely
on actions that appear to support it. Go over the list to determine, which activities will be helpful or, which activities
make the pain worse. Refrain from any activities that continue to make the pain worse.Pain is an admonition that something
is not right.
Speak to a doctor before starting any rehabilitation exercises to heal knee
injuries. Your physician may also refer you to a physical therapist who can design an exercise program for you to follow.
The therapist should have the needed equipment to keep the prescribed exercises under control.
Pain behind the
knee is a very common sports injury.By taking precautions and understanding what might cause your knees to hurt, will allow
you to enjoy several sports and physical activities.
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