Everything you need to know about knee pain treatments

Knee Clinic Insights

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I am extremely delighted to see you reading through this resource page, My name is Dr Salam, and I am an orthopaedic surgeon in Coimbatore.

I practice at One Care Medical Center.

I created this resource page to help you understand most common type of Knee problems and its treatment

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Now, it is important to understand that any knee problem ultimately results in knee pain and restriction of mobility.

Knee pain can be localized to a specific region of the knee or can be diffuse in nature.

The type and extent of knee pain depends on the actual cause of the pain.

Most knee conditions respond well to therapy though!

What are the common symptoms of knee pain?

Common symptoms of knee pain will be a swelling of the knee joint, difficulty in walking and sometimes the knee just might give away.

Pain may be diffuse or localized to one aspect of the knee.

A tear in the meniscus and ligaments of the knee joint usually results in loss of joint stability and the complaint of the ‘knee giving away’

In fractures, where the long bones forming the joint are involved, even standing up or bearing weight is next to impossible.

What are the common knee injuries?

Common knee injuries include

  1. Direct trauma leading to fracture
  2. Arthritis
  3. Torn Meniscus or ligaments
  4. Dislocation

When to see your orthopaedic doctor?

If you have severe knee pain associated with the following signs below, you should visit your doctor immediately.

  1. Swelling and redness
  2. Joint instability
  3. You are unable to bear weight
  4. You are unable to climb stairs
  5. You see deformities in the joint

How is a knee problem diagnosed?

The diagnosis of knee problems are fairly straightforward.

Your orthopedic doctor will usually do a full fledged physical exam of the joint to assess the range of motion.

Next, usually an X-ray will be taken to look at the joint space.

In some instances, your doctor may aspirate fluid from the joint space to rule out a condition called GOUT

Most knee problems can be easily diagnosed and require no major invasive investigations

How is a knee pain treated?

The treatment of knee pain, ultimately depends on the cause.

Most clinical therapies for knee pain will include

  1. Pain killers
  2. Tailored Physical therapy
  3. Regenerative therapy
  4. Lastly surgery

Surgical partial and total knee replacement are always last resort options in the management of knee pain.

Most common knee problems can be easily resolved by medication and physical therapy

It is very important to properly assess and diagnose the cause of the knee pain.

Furthermore delaying treatment only leads to unwanted complications

I hope you enjoyed reading this article on Knee pain! Please do share it with your friends and loved ones!

References:

https://www.medicinenet.com/knee_pain_facts/article.htm
https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-relief/knee-pain-home-remedies

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