Knee Problems is the term used for defining a set of mixed diseases and illnesses that affect the knees and their joints. It mostly includes arthritis that is a bone degeneration problem that affects the knee causing it to swell, restrict movement, etc. Common symptoms of knee problems range from pain in either one or both knees, excessive stiffness, difficulty getting up without support, etc.
HOW IS KNEE PROBLEMS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the knee problems starts with a thorough physical examination by a general physician, who will suggest x-rays and MRI to evaluate the condition. There may be blood serum tests conducted if the doctor suspects rheumatoid arthritis or any other medical ailment.
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