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7 Ways to Relieve Knee Pain

If you are suffering from any of the ailments mentioned in the previous article, you need to visit the doctor immediately and start with the medications to relieve pain.

Also, ensure that you take good care of your knee so that it recovers soon. Here are 7 tips that you should follow when you have knee pain:

1. Take complete rest so that you do not put strain on the knee.
2. An injury can cause bleeding and swelling, so if you have a knee injury then get it treated soon.
3. While doing low-impact exercises, ensure that you warm up and cool down well.

4. Don’t stretch the muscles improperly.
5. Avoid bad posture while sitting and sleeping.
6. Lose weight as the entire body weight falls on the knee and feet.
7. Wear comfortable shoes with proper cushioning and support. Also, select shoes that have flat soles.shoe

Taking good care of your knee is very important. So, even if you are suffering from mild knee pain, get it treated before it gets worse. Knee pain can be a hindrance to active lifestyle so consult your doctor immediately when you suffer from any knee pain related symptoms.

 

 

5 main causes of knee pain when walking

Knee pain is a common ailment, and knee related problems can occur in people of all ages. The knee is a vulnerable joint as it takes a lot of stress when you walk, run, jog, climb, and jump. Knee pain can be caused due to various reasons. So, if you get knee pain when walking then it is important to find the exact cause of the pain. The common symptoms of knee pain include constant ache, burning sensation, discomfort, shooting pain when the knee is in use, and much more.

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Here are the most common causes of knee pain when walking:

1. Meniscus Tear

Meniscus tear occurs when there is a tear or rupture in one or more of the cartilage in the knee joint. You will suffer from severe pain especially when walking. Also, there will be swelling and you won’t be able to straighten your knee.

2. Tendonitis

Tendonitis happens when there is an inflammation of the tendons. If you are suffering from Tendonitis, then you will have swelling in front of the knees. There will be severe pain while walking, climbing stairs, jogging, and running.

3. Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when there is irritation or inflammation of the cushioning fluid sacs in the knee. It usually happens when there is repeated injury in the knee. The main symptoms of Bursitis are stiff and swollen knee. Also, even when you are not walking, you will still feel the pain.

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4. Arthritis

The symptoms of knee arthritis are pain while walking, swelling, and stiffness. You need to visit the doctor to know the kind of arthritis you have; viz. osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Torn Ligament

When there is a tear in one of the four ligaments in the knee, you will suffer from a lot of pain. The pain will be chronic and you won’t be able to walk.

In the next post we will show you some useful tips for treating knee pain. Stay tuned!