All you need to know: internal knee derangement
Internal knee derangement is a condition that interferes with the normal knee joint function. Over time it can cause pain, instability, and limited knee flexibility.
More than 40% of people 65 or older have internal knee derangement.
- Is a chronic condition
- Imaging required such as X-ray and MRI scan
- Requires medical diagnosis
Cause of internal knee derangement could be sudden injuries such as a blow to the knee or twisting of the ankle. Gradual damage from the repeated stress, such as climbing stairs, squatting or crouching, heavy lifting, carrying too much weight, can also cause internal knee derangement. The meniscus can tear slowly over time and during the process, small pieces of cartilage can break off from the meniscus leaving it frayed.
- Locking and recurring locking of the knee result of the freezing of hamstrings and quadriceps, two muscles above the knee joint, it may also give out and cause the knee to buckle
- Pain and swelling in the knee
- Pain in flexing and turning the knee
- Pain in inner and outer knee
- Pain in the different parts of the knee while moving
- Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes at a time and do this about 4 times a day
- Give one or two days rest to the knee
- Compression bandage might also help
Doctor may prescribe you to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
It is important to get it checked by a specialist who will give proper directions to treat it. At mfine, we make sure to get your disease treated as soon as possible so that you get a healthy body.