‘Got knee pain?

knee pain.thumbnail Got knee pain?     WHAT IS IT?
Aching or sharp pains in knee joints, perhaps with restricted movement or the joint locking.

WHAT CAUSES IT?
Knee ligaments and cartilage are easily damaged. And the way you walk, affects your knees.
Most of us walk with one foot leading and pointing outwards. This means that the inner quad
builds more than the outer, creating knee, hip and back problems.

WHAT CAN I DO TODAY?
If your knees hurt during exercise, don’t work through it. Recover and seek professional advice. It may just be that you’re overtraining. Alternate running with cross-training, such as swimming or cycling, and allow a day’s rest in between sessions.

AND IN THE LONG TERM?
A common reason for knee pain is ill-fitting or worn-out trainers. Also avoid running on hard surfaces, such as pavements, which can cause chronic tissue trauma.

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR
If pain has come on after damage, you may need to see a physio. If knees are regularly inflamed, ask your GP to rule out arthritis.

3 Comments

  1. rajdeep says:

    sir
    i am a badminton player.i am having slight pain from a month in right knee, on anteriomedial aspect.what could be the reason? i am 20 yrs

  2. admin says:

    Hello Raj,

    How are you…

    Diagnosis requires a thorough review of your training program,
    including a history of symptom onset and aggravating factors,
    and a complete lower-extremity examination (for knee examination)

    A few conditions to rule out:

    *subluxation of your right patella (when bending the knee)
    * chondromalacia of the patella (softening of the knee cap cartilage) — which is one of the more common causes among younger
    serious players and athletes
    * intra-articular pathology, such as meniscal tears and plicae (infolding of the normal synovial lining of the knee);
    * fat pad inflammation;
    * patellar tendinitis;
    * stress fractures of the tibia…which I assume you don’t have

    NOTE: Knee pain may also represent as a referred pain from the lumbar spine or hip or results from foot problems

    The first 2 conditions above would respond to exercises that would
    strengthen your quadriceps with balanced strengthening exercises for the hamstrings,
    use of arch supports if excessive pronation is a possible contributor, and use of NSAIDs.

    Training methods have been developed and a lot of players do preventive ( or preventative,
    whichever country you’re based) strength training that greatly reduces the risk of injuries.

    Overall, I suggest you consult your own doctor ( ortho or sports specialist)
    who can examine your knee, give a working diagnosis and sound management
    for your condition..

    I hope this helps :)

    cheers as always,
    MD Blogger

  3. admin says:

    Overpronation and patellofemoral syndrome
    click here to see illustration:
    http://medcarehealth.com/images/overpronation.gif

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