Knee Problems are a group of problems associated with the knee. They may be caused due to a sudden injury to the knee or dislocation or arthritis. The location and the severity of the knee problem depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms of knee problems are:
• Tenderness or inflammation in and around the knee
• Swelling and stiffness
• Redness and warmth to touch
• Weakness or instability while walking
• Popping or crunching noises
• Instability to fully straighten knee
HOW IS KNEE PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of knee problems is based on complete physical examination and evaluation of symptoms. A complete examination of the knee is conducted by the Orthopedician to check for swelling or tenderness. Imaging tests like X-ray, MRI and CT-scan may be ordered to view the damage to knee causing knee problems.
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?
Knee based problems are most common in people who are involved in sports or who prefer recreational activities that involve a lot of physical activity.