Knee-related issues can cause significant discomfort and limit mobility, impacting daily life. The Knee Joint is subject to various conditions commonest being Osteoarthritis; which can cause pain, swelling or stiffness. These issues may even lead to chronic pain and long-term disability, if left untreated.
Despite the common phrases we use related to knees, such as "Going Weak at the Knees" or "Going down on the knees," there is much more to these joints than mere idioms. Our Knees are one of the largest, strongest, and most heavily used Joints in the human body, bearing an enormous amount of mechanical stress daily and it is designed to take it.
But, our habits have a tremendous bearing on our knees; the way we stand, walk, bend, the kind of shoes we wear, impacts the mechanics and health of our Knee Joint which can shorten the life of our Knees and opens the door to chronic pain and disability. Taking time now to re-evaluate some basic choices, such as stance, way of doing daily activities, shoes, and level of overall health and fitness, may help side-step debilitating Knee conditions like Osteoarthritis and help keep our Knees healthy, inside and out.
You must be surprised to know that there are more than 30 different diagnosis for Knee Pain. It includes soft tissue injuries like ligament strains and muscle sprains, (patellar tendinitis), bursitis, bio-mechanical dysfunction such as patellofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, and conditions such as knee osteoarthritis, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases, Knee Pain may be referred from the Back, making accurate diagnosis even more critical. Hence the most important part of treating Knee Pain is to identify the root cause of Pain.