If you have experienced sudden pain in one of your knees it may be the result of injury or degenerative damage.
The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to pain when damaged as it takes your full body weight plus any extra force where you may run or jump, particularly in sports. If you are overweight, you may be particularly susceptible to knee damage and pain. Injuries such as sprains and strains from overuse can be relieved by resting and using ice and elevation to relieve symptoms. Pain relief may be offered in the form of physiotherapy and muscle strengthening or painkillers in more severe cases. Light exercise such as swimming may help support and strengthen your soft tissues and muscles.
Chronic knee pain causes and treatment
Significant damage to the meniscus or cartilage can result in chronic pain and damage to your knee, these tissues between the bones can be worn over the years or be the result of trauma injury and will likely be a cause of pain on walking and exercise and even at rest. Your knee may lock up from the resulting swelling and may also tear if any sudden movements or pivoting occurs. Your symptoms will need investigation and may settle down without assistance with rest or you may need to be seen by a specialist and surgery may be offered to repair the damage to your knee.
Osteoarthritis in the knee is also common and can be the result of damage to the cartilage in the knee. Usually degenerative but sometimes a secondary cause, osteoarthritis may case significant pain and damage to the knee. Seeing a qualified person for an assessment of your symptoms is recommended in the first instance for any knee damage that is not resolved with rest. A number of surgical options are available where surgery may resolve your symptoms and may consist of the use of innovative keyhole techniques or partial and full joint replacement to relieve your pain and suffering.
Get the best possible chance of recovery for your knee pain
If you’re suffering from knee pain that does not resolve with rest, then getting the right treatment early on may help with a faster and more complete recovery. Contact us today to make an initial appointment to discuss your needs and let Mr Rahul Jain and his team diagnose, treat and manage your recovery the best way possible.