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Knee pain

Knee joint pain is one of the common clinical symptoms, often accompanied by knee joint swelling and limited extension and flexion. Common causes include knee osteoarthritis or degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, trauma, tumors, congenital deformities, etc. The above problems can damage the joint structure and cause knee pain.


Different methods are adopted to treat knee joint pain caused by different causes.

Knee joint pain caused by overwork does not require special treatment, and rest can relieve itself; traumatic knee joint pain is mainly given by immobilization and then appropriate functional exercise; gouty knee arthritis is mainly treated by medicine.

Types of Acute knee pain

If your ligaments are torn, or your bones are dislocated or broken, acute knee pain often occurs. If you have a fracture, you may suddenly swell, be painful, and be unable to put any weight on your limbs. If you are dislocated, your knee may become deformed and swollen, and you will feel extreme pain. A torn ligament can cause joint instability. If the knee locks in place, the meniscus may be injured. Sudden swelling, pain, and redness without obvious damage may be infection or gout. All these conditions require immediate medical attention, because if left untreated, it may cause knee disability.

Chronic knee pain

This type of knee pain is usually related to degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The first thing to do in the morning is to cause pain during exercise.

Signs and symptoms

The type of symptoms you experience will vary, depending on the cause of your knee pain. It may include:

Unable to bear the weight of the affected limb; Stiffness and swelling; Redness, pain, and heat in the area; Deformed or abnormal appearance; Creaking, rubbing, or cracking; Unable to straighten the leg;Inability to bend the knee, or lock the knee, and Numbness, tingling, and discoloration of the skin.


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