Our knees are used in every activity that we do. Every step you take they are absorbing shock and allowing us to move quickly and be effective. If you are feeling pain in your knees you should have them looked at as soon as you feel pain. Pain is not normal, although it may be common, it is a sign from your body that something is wrong. The last thing we want is your knee pain to get worse until your only option is a surgery. Its important to make an appointment for your knee pain if you experience.
Popping, scraping, or crunching noises
Changes in your routine to avoid certain movements (avoiding stairs, quitting your favorite sport)
Redness and swelling
Difficulty straightening your leg
Fever, nausea, or vomiting
Signs of a fracture
Difficulty putting weight on your knee
Rehabilitation and physical therapy of the knee are essential for full recovery, whether you’ve had an injury, have a chronic arthritic condition. The goal of physical therapy is to get the knee back to being strong and active. A knee that is not rehabilitated properly will be prone to reinjury and starting the whole process over again. This includes strengthening the muscles ligaments and tendons - this takes time but if you want it done right it is essential.
There are many different types of injections that can be done to help with knee pain. Corticosteroid injections are common treatments for men and women suffering from knee pain. These injections reduce inflammation, diminishing your overall pain level. While corticosteroid injections won’t provide permanent relief, they do decrease pain for months at a time. In addition to Steroid injections there are many natural alternatives that provide similar relief without some of the negative side effects.
Other longer lasting types of treatment are available as well, For those that have had a knee injury or have arthritis PRP, Hyaluronic acid and Amniotic Allograft injections are all great options for getting your knee to be pain free and are part of the regenerative medicine process. Hyaluronic acid injections are usually covered by most insurances and help lubricates your joints, providing better mobility and decreasing your pain level. These injections also last for months at a time