What causes knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused after injuries from over exercising, repetitive running or jumping, torn ligament, tendon, meniscus, cartilage damage, dislocation, arthritis, inflammation of structures around the knee joint, infection in the knee joint, bleeding, fractures.
What are the symptoms of knee problems?
Pain, Stiffness in the knee on standing up, walking.
Pain between the kneecap and the shin bone
sensation that the knee will give out, popping sound in the knee.
Kneecap changing shape.
Swelling in the knee.
Warmth, Bruising and redness in the knee
What should I do if I have knee problems?
Consult your healthcare provider right away.
How can my healthcare provider help me?
Your healthcare provider will ask you a few questions, and perform a physical exam.
Based on your condition, Bloodwork, imaging will be ordered.
Medicines, Exercises will be prescribed for pain relief.
Self-help is only for mild complaints. Consult your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse.
Rest: Put as little weight as possible on the knee, avoid standing for a long time.
Ice: Use Ice pack, or a bag of frozen peas on the knee for up to 20 minutes every 2-3 hours. Avoid ice burn of the skin.
Compression: You can use a knee brace to provide support.
Elevation: keep the knee joint elevated with a couple of pillows or recliner.
Medications: use medicines as prescribed by your healthcare provider for pain relief.