Knee Pain

Causes of Knee Pain - Knee pain is often caused by acute injury, overuse injury, or by another condition, such as arthritis. Symptoms may include pain, swelling and stiffness.

Common Conditions

Arthritis
Osteoarthritis causes breakdown of the joint's cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the joint, leading to destruction of the knee's cartilage. Obesity and repetitive stress injuries also play major roles in knee arthritis.


Cartilage Injuries
Chondromalacia patella is the softening of the cartilage of the knee cap (Most common in cyclists, runners and skiers).
 

Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Inflammation and rubbing of a tendon over the outer knee. This is mostly caused by overuse, such as sports training. Symptoms include achi
ness or burning on the outer knee, sometimes radiating into the thigh.
 

Ligament Injuries
The ACL can stretch or tear due to sudden impact, causing a "pop" sound. This could happen, for example, during a football tackle or car accident. 
 

Meniscus Injuries
Twisting of the knee while weight bearing can lead to a torn meniscus.


Knee Treatment

Treatments may include:

1. Laser therapy for pain control and soft tissue healing.

2. Specific gentle manipulation to areas with restricted movement

3. Rehabilitation to increase stability and keep the injury under control

4. Support brace to increase stability in the knee

5. Cryotherapy for inflammation control​​

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