Knee Pain, also known as Chondromalacia Patella can be caused by an unexpected injury, overweight, or by an underlying condition, like Arthritis.
The knee joint primary function is to flex, straighten, and support the weight of the body, along with the ankles and hips. The Knee also twists and rotates. The Knee has many structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.
Common causes of Knee Pain
Some of the most common problems are:
Old knee injury
IT (iliotibial) band syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Symptoms of Knee Injury
Of course, it hurts! But the type of pain and the place that you feel it can vary. You may have:
Pain, when you bend the Knee
Problems moving your Knee
A weird sound when you bend the Knee
Inflammation even when you rest
There are several factors that can increase the risk of having knee problems, such as:
Low muscle flexibility or strength
Practicing some sports or occupations
During the physical exam, the doctor will do the following:
It will look for if the knee suffers from swelling, pain, sensitivity, heating, or visible bruising.
It will check how much mobility the knee has in various directions
Pulling or pushing the joint will assess the integrity of the knee structure.
Treatment for Knee Pain
If you have Knee Pain, you need to break the inflammatory cycle. If the inflammation is simple, you can do the PRICE therapy:
Do I need Surgery?
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason why people need Knee Replacement Surgery. But also Rheumatoid Arthritis, Deformities and some Knee injuries could guide you to a surgery.
Types of Surgery
There are five principal types of Knee Replacement Surgery:
Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Complex (or revision) knee replacement
Osteosynthesis is a different alternative the doctor may suggest. It is defined as fixation of a bone. It is a surgical procedure to treat bone fractures in which bone fragments are joined with screws, plates, nails or wires. The fractured bone is fixed with the aforementioned and can knit stably in the correct position
Living with Knee Pain
You can prevent Knee Pain, follow these tips:
Rest if you feel pain in your Knee
If you want to make your exercise more intense, find a Fitness Special Program.
Stretch before and after a workout
Use knee pads to avoid bursitis
Wear shoes that offer support to your knees
When should I visit the Doctor?
If any of the symptoms mentioned above occur, reach out the Orthopedist. He or she will help alleviate the symptoms and to diagnose Chondromalacia Patella properly and its treatment.
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