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Take A Long Walk With Your Healthy Knee

Date :28-Apr-2018


The knee is more prone to injuries. Bone, ligaments, cartilages, tendons and fluid are the parts of the knee joint. Tendons and muscle help in the movement of a knee joint. A knee problem arises if any of the structures is diseased or injured. Knee trouble occurs in all age group. Knee pain deters a person from doing even normal activities like walking, getting up from a chair and doing routine works. The pain creates a huge impact on normal

The different types of knee injury are:

  • Fractures by sudden fall, a direct blow, and osteoporosis
  • Knee dislocation
  • Knee sprain
  • Knee strains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis & Tendon tears
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Brusitis
  • Overuse injuries

What are the risk factors for knee injury?

  • High impact sports like football, hockey, cycling etc
  • Strenuous exercise and difficult yoga postures
  • Sudden fall and osteoporosis in aged people
  • Overweight results to put stress on the lower extremity joints

Knee injury symptoms

  • Knee injury symptoms depend on the knee part and the type of injury. However, the following are the common knee injury symptoms
  • Pain & swelling
  • Heat & redness
  • Tenderness
  • Knee locking
  • Difficulty in weight bearing
  • Difficulty in bending the knee
  • Popping sounds in the knee
  • Bruising
  • Instability
  • Knee deformitydata

Diagnosis of Knee injury:

X-Ray, CT/MRI, Bone Scan, Arthroscopy and Biopsy are recommended to find out the problem in the knee. Depends on the patient’s pain condition, the doctor will recommend the diagnostic approach.

Immediate first aid for knee injury is P.R.I.C.E.

P-Protection R-Rest I-Ice C-Compression and E-Elevation

Knee injury Treatment:

Knee injury treatment is offered to the patient depends on the pain level and knee condition.

Oral Medicines: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and injection are administered to reduce the pain initially.

Physiotherapy: With the detailed prescription of the doctor, the physiotherapist will impart knee exercises to strengthen the knee and improve movements in joint.

Weight loss:It is an effective way of reducing pain in the knee

Surgery: When other conservative methods do not help, finally the patient is suggested with knee surgery for a heavily damaged knee joint.

Dr. Bharani Kumar is a leading orthopedist in Chennai offers excellent and effectiveKnee Joint Disorders treatments in Tamil Nadu. He is well-known for his excellentknee injury treatment in Chennai and knee deformity treatment in

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