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Knee Pain – What you need to know

Knee pain accounts for approximately one-third of musculoskeletal problems seen in primary care settings. Pain or stiffness in the knee area that may hamper movement.

Knee pain is a common complaint affecting several people. There can be several reasons for this ailment ranging from a sports injury, torn ACL, inflammation in the tendons and so on. Based on the condition, the symptoms may be acute or severe.

- May require imaging
- Can be chronic or acute
- Usually self-diagnosable

Symptoms

-Inflammation in the knee area
-Pain in the inner and outer knee regions
-Knees become stiff or frozen
-Pain and difficulty in movement
-Trouble in bending or twisting the knee

Treatment

Self-care: Follow the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Being overweight can put pressure on the knees. In addition, avoid carrying heavy loads of weight that can worsen pain.
Medically diagnosed: In case of an internal injury, the doctor may recommend certain tests or imaging.
Medication: Over-the-counter medicines such as NSAIDs and Ibuprofen can be used. The doctor may also prescribe steroids. In cases of pain due to injuries, physical therapy exercises may be advised to stimulate proper movement.
Specialists: For other concerns, you can contact a top physician or orthopedist near you using the mfine app. Our experts will provide a holistic treatment specially created for your symptoms.

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