Knee PAIN

Knee Pain is one of the common problems faced by people of all ages. It can be caused due to injury such as torn ligament, medical conditions like arthritis, age related factors, Obesity, heredity, heavy physical activity etc. Most of the people experience temporary knee pain which may be caused by either some accident or injury. Knee Pain can be usually treated by Physiotherapy, however in extreme situations you may require surgical treatment as well.

What causes Knee Pain:

  • Torn Ligament by Accident like ACL injury

  • Medical conditions like Arthritis

  • Bone Fractures

  • Tendinitis (Pain in the front part of the knee, which gets worse while climbing stairs)

  • Dislocation of Knee Cap 

  • Heavy Physical Activity 

  • Metabolic Disease like Rickets

Symptoms of Knee Pain

  • Constant Pain around the Knee

  • Cracking sounds in the knee

  • Discomfort in the knee while you are using it

  • Sharp pain in the knee while using it like climbing stairs

  • Not able to straighten the knee

  • Swelling/ stiffness in the knee

  • Redness or feeling of warmth in the knee 

  • Pain after prolonged sitting

Knee Pain diagnosis:

  • Your doctor will analyse the following movements to understand about your problem:

    • Your ability to move leg in different directions in sitting/ standing position

    • The doctor will inspect your knee joint to evaluate the integrity of the structures in your knee

    • The doctor will inspect the redness/ swelling portion of the knee to understand the stability of the join

    • Your normal walking pattern

  • If there is some serious issue, your doctor might recommend other tests like:

    • X-ray

    • Bone Scan

    • CT Scan

    • MRI

    • Blood and Urine tests

Ways of treatment:

  • Knee pain treatment depends on the intensity and cause of the pain. Following are some of the way to treat Knee pain:

    • For temporary Pain relief: Medicines (like painkillers), Hot pack etc.

    • For reducing swelling or inflammation, you can use an ice pack or a cold pack

    • Certain Injections containing corticosteroids, Hyaluronic Acid and Platelets Rich Plasma are given to the patient to provide pain relief to the patient which may last a few months.

    • For long term improvement Physiotherapy treatment of Knee pain is recommended which involves strengthening of knee muscles. It has been proven as an effective way for the treatment of most types of Knee pain. It should be done at a place where the patient is most comfortable and under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist. YourPhysio provides online physiotherapy sessions at the comfort of your home under the guidance of an experienced physiotherapist.

    • Surgery is one possible remedy if there is no alternative treatment available for the patient Eg. Knee Replacement, ACL Reconstruction etc.

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Myths about Knee pain:

 
  • The cause of all knee pain is Arthritis.

  • Painkillers is the only way to treat your knee pain

  • Some massage therapies and ointments will cure your knee pain without you having to strengthen your knee muscles

  • A steroid injection will cure your knee pain

  • I cannot get rid of Knee Pain as I am old.

  • Surgery is the only possible way to cure knee pain

How does YourPhysio help:

  • YourPhysio has a team of physiotherapists with over 30 years of experience in treating patients across the world. YourPhysio has been providing in clinic physiotherapy care as well as online physiotherapy sessions for the last few decades.

How Online Physiotherapy Works?

Step 1: Tele Consultation

  • History of condition/pain is captured

  • Sr. Physio finds the root cause of pain by guided motions

  • 3D tech used for patient education

Step 2: Live Treatment Session

  • 31+ yrs experience therapists create your personalised plan

  • Real-time feedback & monitoring by Sr. Physios

  • Alternative at-home equipment proposed

Step 3: Monitor Progress via App

  • App access to exercise videos & materials

  • In-app outcome measuring tools to monitor progress

  • Patient can send SOS pain alert to therapist

  • We have provided physiotherapy care to over 20,000 people across the globe. We have seen similar results in both approaches (In clinic care and Online physiotherapy care). The patient is more relaxed, comfortable, and regular in the case of online physiotherapy treatment as he doesn't have to travel to a clinic every day. 

What Patients Say 

“ I was undergoing physiotherapy for my knee. But due to Covid-19 lockdown, I couldn’t step out. I started tele physiotherapy as it was safe & I could still do all exercises under supervision of senior physiotherapist. The video and audio quality is good. “

Dr. Rekha Khandelwal

HOD, Ophthalmology

(Knee Pain Patient)

How can you prevent Knee Pain:

  • Avoid getting overweight

  • Do proper warm up before doing any heavy exercise (especially focus on exercises for Quads and Hams, Add balance exercises if you are above 60)

  • Strength your knee muscles to lower the risk of getting injured

  • Be smart about the kind of exercises that you do. Contact a professional if you are having Osteoarthritis or any other medical condition.

  • Use proper posture while lifting heavy items to protect your knee muscles

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