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What you need to know about Knee Pain Evaluations?

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Pain or stiffness in the knee area that may hamper movement.

Knee pain accounts for approximately one-third of musculoskeletal problems seen in primary care settings.[1]

- May require imaging
- Can be chronic or acute
- Usually self-diagnosable

Knee pain is a common complaint affecting several people. There can be several reasons for this ailment ranging from a sports injury, torn ACL, inflammation in the tendons etc. Based on the condition, the symptoms may be acute or severe.

Symptoms

Medically diagnosed: In case of an internal injury, the doctor may recommend certain tests or imaging.
Inflammation: In the knee area
Pain: In the inner and outer knee regions
Knees: Become stiff or frozen
Pain: Difficulty in movement
Trouble: In bending or twisting the knee

Treatment

Self-care: Follow the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Being overweight can put pressure on the knees. In addition, avoid carrying heavy loads of weight that can worsen pain.
Medicines: Over-the-counter medicines such as NSAIDs and Ibuprofen can be used. The doctor may also prescribe steroids.
Physical therapy: In cases of pain due to injuries, physical therapy exercises may be advised to stimulate proper movement.
Specialists: For other concerns, you can contact a physician or orthopaedist. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment specially created for your symptomatology.

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