There is no denying the fact that you must have experienced excessive knee pain and swelling at least once in your lifetime. However, have you given knee pain treatment a thought? If no, here’s why you should definitely consider it. This article aims to explain the cause, symptoms and treatments available for knee pain.
Knee pain is usually caused due to sudden injury, an underlying condition or an overuse injury. With today’s increasingly active lifestyle, knee pain is one of the common problems found in old and young alike. Apart from this, a swollen knee might also be a situation that needs immediate medical attention. A swollen knee occurs when surplus fluid accumulates in and around the knee joint. This condition is also referred to as ‘water on the knee’.
The Common Symptoms Observed in Knee Pain and Swelling
Home remedies might take quite a lot of time and extreme patience for curing the knee. However, you can always opt for doctor consultation and treatment.
Treatment varies depending on the severity of the swollen knee and your medical history.
Your doctor might prescribe oral pain medication if over-the-counter pain relievers do not work. He might also suggest an oral corticosteroid like prednisone to ease the inflammation.
Removing fluid from the knee can relieve pressure on the joint.
A lighted tube is inserted through a small incision inside your knee joint. Tools attached to the arthroscope remove loose tissue and damage.
If bearing weight on the knee becomes unbearable, you might need a knee replacement.
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With increasing lifestyle stress, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are a few of the common medical disorders. This article aims at educating readers regarding osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint condition. As we all are aware, a joint is where two bones come together. A protective tissue covers the ends of these joints, which is called cartilage. In OA condition, the cartilage breaks down, which causes the bones within the joint to rub together.
Though OA is generally found in older people, it can occur in adults of any age. OA can also be called degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and wear-and-tear arthritis.
Osteoarthritis symptoms develop gradually and can include any of the following
Your treatment depends on your severity of symptoms and their location. There are numerous over-the-counter medications for arthritis pain. It is recommended to consult a doctor before taking any of them. Some of them are aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen.
Best known as autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes joint pain and damage throughout the body. The joint damage caused by RA is usually on both sides of the body.
Though RA symptoms can affect various organs of the body, joint symptoms include
Symptoms can be either mild or severe. It is recommended not to ignore your symptoms even if they are not regular.
There are many medications available for RA. Some of this helps reduce pain and inflammation caused due to RA.
Dr. Vidyananad Raut is an MS (Orth), D’Orth, DNB (Orth), and Fellow (Joint Replacement): India, Australia, and the USA. He possesses 14 years of vast experience in the joint replacement field. He has been a key figure in many multi-specialty tertiary hospitals in Mumbai.
Dr. Vidyanand Raut has been selected for reputable fellowships in Australia, the USA, and India. His immense hip and knee replacement surgery experience makes him one of the finest doctors for treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.