Overview Of Different Types Of Knee Pain
Aches of any kind hinder your daily lives, but if they prevent mobility, then the challenge of of a different level altogether.
This essentially is true in case of your legs, because without them, there would be no chance of any kind of mobility. But to narrow it down even more, specifically, your knee joints are responsible for any kind of activity you do. The knee joints are the junction where your thigh bone and the shin bone meet which facilitates all the movement you are able to do.
But, now due to this constant movement and wear and tear, the knees are often subjected to some form of injury. It can either be external or even internal. However, the more pressing concern occurs if the injury is internal as you don’t know what exactly is wrong. All you know is the pain. But this knee pain comes in different types, it can be the degree of the pain, it can differentiate on the basis of cause and of course the location as well.
So what are the different types of knee pain?
It is very very important, if you are experiencing knee pain, to get it checked with a doctor without delay so as to prevent any kind of further injury or damage. So, visit us at Madhu Thumu Clinics so that our doctors can diagnose the cause of the pain in the knee and accordingly give you the treatment.
Coming back to the types of knee pain, there are mainly three types of it, however what is more important is what exactly causes those types of knee pain.
Acute Knee Pain
This kind of pain usually occurs mainly if you are a person who indulges in playing sports. Any kind of sport which involves constant running, results in a injury to the knee or any of its components.
If you play a sport or know someone who does, you might have heard of terms like ligament tears or a tear in the cartilage. These tears are extremely painful and usually take a lot of time to heal. However, if the injury is severe, a surgery is needed.
Another injury which can cause acute knee pain is an injury to the ACL. The ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament is one of the four main ligaments which join your thigh bone to the shin bone. So you can imagine how painful it might be to suffer from an injury to that ligament. An injury to the ACL is mainly seen in sportsmen or women who play contact sports such as Rugby, Soccer and Basketball. An injury to your ACL completely limits your mobility to a great extent until and unless it is completely healed which takes months.
So if you think, you have experienced an injury, do NOT waste any time but just visit your doctor and get it diagnosed, or else book an appointment with us so that our doctors can provide you with the right treatment depending on the diagnosis.
The pain which is chronic in nature is quite the opposite of acute pain, not in terms of the pain per se, but when it comes to the longevity of the pain and of course, the cause. Chronic pain in the knee is a result of a long term condition which has been and will be there for a long time.
Chronic pain, as the name suggests can be a result of a degenerative disease which has been affecting your bones and joints since a long time, hence, chronic.
Some of the main causes of chronic pain in the knee is arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, osteoporosis or even fibromyalgia. Some of the common symptoms of chronic pain is inflammation which is continuous along with the pain.
Conditions such as Osteoporosis and Rheumatoid arthritis are degenerative in nature, as due to age the bones in your knee become weak and brittle due to continuous wear and tear and ultimately can lead to immobility. This immobility can often suppress a person causing low quality of life and depression.
So if you are feeling weak while walking or running or your bones are scraping against each other and you can hear it, visit your doctor or us without any kind of further delay.
General Discomfort or Stiffness
Since, a race and fast life was mentioned earlier, being inactive can seriously affect your your bones to a great extent. It is important to exercise or indulge in some kind of activity so that your body is in motion and your bones are used to the agility.
Any kind of inactivity can lead to stiffness and joint pain, but if you try and exercise everyday, even for a limited time, the stiffness and joint pain eventually goes. You are not getting any younger and neither is your body, so with age, your bone joints deteriorate and the fluid which works as a catalyst in smooth movement, is eventually lost which results in the tightening of the muscles. But if you walk, run or play any kind of sport you like for even one hour in a day, tit keeps your bones up and running.
In a world where almost everything is mechanical, it is important to understand what you are putting your body through. Inactivity and extensive activity both can be harmful for your body as you age. But understanding the needs of your body can help to a great extent in keeping your bones healthy. Visit us or Book an Appointment at Madhu Thumu Clinics so our doctors can help you understand the needs of your body, better.
About The Doctor:
Dr. Madhu Thumu is one of the most famous and patient Orthopaedic Surgeon In Hyderabad practicing for the last 12 years, and has gained a lot of good-will from every single patient he has treated. Along with his exceptional skills in Joint Replacement Surgeries, he is also good at personal counseling, which has helped many people grow out of their worries.
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