Knee Pain Physiotherapy
Got knee pain? We Care Therapist provides efficient physiotherapy for knee pain in Delhi. Osteo Arthritis of the knee is one of the leading causes of Knee pain. Patient feel pain and stiffness in the joints and experience reduced function and mobility due to degeneration of the cartilage. Physiotherapist assess patients suffering from chronic or age related knee pain and then plan treatment accordingly, focused upon improving flexibility, reducing pain, improving strength and weight management that helps in enhancing the quality of life
If you have one or more of the knee pain symptoms given below, then it is time to consult a doctor
- Swelling and stiffness in the joints
- Constant pain
- Sharp, shooting pain when the knee is in use
- Popping and crunching noises while sitting or getting up
- Inability to strengthen, bend or flex the knees
- Weakness or instability in the knees
- Deformity around the joints
- Knee pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Knee pain that persists beyond a few days
Knee Pain Causes
Knee pain can be localized to a specific area or be diffused throughout the knee, depending upon the severity of damage caused to the knee joint. Even though the reasons for knee pain may vary, the result is always the same- mild to extreme pain and discomfort in the knee area. Some common causes of knee pain include:
- Degenerating bones
- Age-related issues
- Injury due to an accident
- Dislocation & Fracture
- Underlying infection
Types of Knee Pain
Acute Knee Pain
Mainly occurs due to external factors like twisting, strain due to overextension of the muscles and ruptured or torn muscle tendons. The pain in such cases occurs often immediately. The patient can opt for painkillers for immediate pain relief and gradually move to other forms of pain management like physiotherapy, massages, acupuncture, etc.
Chronic Knee Pain
It is a form of pain that is caused by degeneration or inflammation of the joint. The pain in such cases develops continuously and its intensity increases over a passage of time. While physiotherapy is a great way to manage pain and to prevent further damage to the knee joint, but in a few cases, where the pain refuses to subside, knee replacement surgery might be recommended.
Types of Knee Injuries
Any form of trauma or injury to the knee can cause serious damage to the bones, ligaments, tendons and fluid that make up the entire knee joint. As a result, one might experience moderate to extreme pain in the area and require immediate medical attention to ascertain the cause as well as the course of treatment for healing and recovery purposes. Knee injuries can range from fractures to a torn meniscus (rubbery cartilage that gets torn as a result of the heavy lifting of weight) and from knee bursitis (inflammation of the joints) to patellar tendonitis (injury caused when the tendon is overstressed).
Knee Pain Treatment
Some of the most commonly known treatments include:
It helps in restoring the normal functioning of the knee by strengthening the muscles and facilitating mobility
Pain relievers and other analgesics are often recommended to manage pain and provide instant relief to the patient.
In case of chronic knee pain or severe wear and tear of the joints, knee replacement or knee correction surgeries are recommended.
Corticosteroids injections are administered to help in knee inflammation. Other injections administered for knee pain include – hyaluronic acid supplements and arthrocentesis.
Physiotherapy for Knee Pain
The course of treatment for knee pain totally depends upon the severity of the damage done to the knee and the final diagnosis. Physiotherapy is aimed at providing maximum flexibility and mobility to the knee joints. In addition to this, it also helps in managing knee pain, strengthening the muscles around the knee joints, reversing the damage and preventing further episodes of pain and injury.