Knee problems are very common and they occur in people of all ages though they are more common in the elderly. As people age, their joints tend to become weaker and this may cause an aggravation in joint pains leading to knee problems. There can be various problems associated with the knee from physical injuries to more underlying conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis. Pain, swelling, lack of mobility and stiffness are the common symptoms associated with most of the knee problems.
HOW IS KNEE PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
An orthopaedic would examine these symptoms and take your physical fitness test along with checking the swelling and doing an X-ray or scan if needed.
HOW IS KNEE PROBLEMS TREATED?
Treatment for knee problems depends on the kind of issue one suffers from. Using NSAID drugs, doing regular physiotherapy and exercises, putting on knee support and using hot and cold compress are recommended here. In some cases, intrusive surgeries are also required.
DID YOU KNOW?
The various causes of knee problems include
• Accidents and trauma
• Degenerative joint disease
• Pain and tears