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In today’s world, knee soreness affects almost everyone in society at some point in their life. Each injury has its own specific mechanism of the knee injury and of course the treatment. Some have knee pain while walking others may even have knee pain when bending etc. It is very dependent on the person, their body and lifestyle.
You may feel this pain suddenly after an exercise or sport, but like much wear and tear or arthritis can creep up on us all. Proper strength and flexibility is the key here. Over half of athletes that exercise face some sort of knee-related pain that year and seems to affect women more than men.
It surmised that greater hip to knee geometry is slightly wider in women thus increasing knee forces. It is the 2nd most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to the orthopaedic doctor.
At Bodhizone Physical Therapy & Wellness we have years of experience with many different cases. We are even trusted by professional athletes and the physical therapy for the US Olympic team. So, if you are in pain currently and need support call us on 212-529-5700 or scroll to the top to book an appointment with one of our team.
Osteoarthritis – This causes damage to articular cartilage, mild swelling of tissues in and around the joints. The pain may get worse after putting weight on the knees and become stiff if you don’t move for a while.
Gout – A kind of arthritis that attack, sudden stiffness, burning pain and joint swelling. It is caused by more uric acid present in the blood. When it is too high, the uric acid form crystals in the joints.
Sprains and strains – If you think like the pain occurs due to more activity than usually what you do, then you have probably strained or sprained the knee. Knee tissues stretched a bit, but are not damaged.
Tendonitis – This connects the kneecap to shin bone that causes patellar tendonitis. This condition is sometimes known as jumper’s knee due to the activities of volleyball and basketball.
Anterior pain – This will occur in front of the knee, around the kneecap known as anterior knee agony or patellofemoral pain syndrome. The pain occurs by sitting for prolonged periods, kneeling or using stairs.
Osgood schlatter’s disease – If you see a sign of swelling, tenderness in below the knee cap.
Cartilage damage or Menisci – A cartilage offers cushion between the shinbone and thighbone. Occurs sudden twist in the knee joint, swelling, results in pain, and occasionally locking of the knee.
Bursitis – It is the inflammation of a bursa located near your knee joint. Small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that minimizes cushions and friction points between bones and tendons near the joints. Each knee has 11 bursae.
We can be alerted of the pain by any structures of the knee. For example, the pain causes by meniscus, ligament, muscle, bone, and many other structures. These injuries are usually subsequent to trauma and or overuse. It is an emergency that if you cannot bear weight on the knee, then it is swollen or has an obvious deformity.
Disease – Many people affected by pain and the most common issue are Arthritis. It is technically known as joint inflammation. This term used loosely to describe many other diseases that affect the joints. Basically, joints cushioned by the soft tissues. Swelling occurs if fluid accumulates in these tissues while bones are worn down, assuming another, not as beneficial shape. You will notice that the joint appears bigger than normal or irregular in shape as stated above. Joint swelling is a symptom of a chronic condition, and it’s a sign of an injury which needs medical attention ASAP.
A common symptom of osteoarthritis is knee torment; it is a disease that causes a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints, most people suffer from this at some point in their life. This type of pain comes with gradual and unlikely after an injury.
Injury – It can occur as a result of a direct blow or sudden movements which strain the knee beyond its normal range of motion. Knee pain issues (article) are a result of a lifetime of normal wear and tear as the joint wears out over time. The common injuries are:
Parts of knee – The knee is comprised of cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
The pain occurs at the junction of 3 bones:
If you need knee pain treatment or relief, then please contact us on 212-529-5700. Or you can fill in your details in the contact form below and we will get back to you.