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1. Can I exercise if I have knee pain?
Exercising with an arthritic knee can cause a lot of pain; however, regular exercise can reduce arthritis pain and other symptoms, such as stiffness and swelling. The joint's full range of motion is maintained by exercise. You should ask your physiotherapist about specific exercises for pain relief.
2. What are the causes of knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused by a knee injury, leading to tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, fractures and a torn meniscus. Some knee injuries lead to a swollen bursae and swelling in one or more tendons called tendinitis, which is common in people who are involved in sports and other activities. Some other painful knee conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout.
3. What treatments are available for the management of knee pain?
Treatments are based on the underlying cause of knee pain. Pain-relieving medications are prescribed in the case of rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Doctor may also advise for physical therapy and strengthening exercises. Strengthening exercises provide a better stabilization of knee joint. Surgeries are vital in case of an injury.
4. Do I need surgery for the treatment of knee pain?
It is generally not essential to undergo the surgery immediately if your condition requires surgery. Before arriving at any choice, the individual must consider the advantages and disadvantages of both nonsurgical rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction.
5. Is knee replacement surgery useful for knee pain?
Surgeries are not required in many cases of knee pain. Your doctor will guide you as per the available treatment options and rehabilitation methods based on your condition.