Knee pain is incredibly common. During 2006, approximately 30% of adults reported experiencing some type of joint pain to their doctor. Knee pain was reported by 18% of respondents being the most common.
The knee is a complex joint, and there’s plenty that can go wrong. If an old knee injury was not properly treated, it may keep causing occasional — or constant — knee pain. Of course, symptoms vary depending on your specific knee injury, and for serious injuries, you should consult your doctor.
Treatment for knee pain depends on the injury. Mild to moderate injuries that cause knee pain can often heal on their own, given time. Whatever you do, don’t rush things. If you start using your knee before it’s healed, you could cause permanent damage.
How Can I Reduce Stress On My Knees?
Knee pain can be hard to prevent, since it’s often caused by an accident. But there are still some precautions you can take to reduce the risk of a knee injury or reduce stress on your knees:
-Stop exercising if you feel pain in your knee.
-Always increase the intensity of your workout gradually.
-Stretch your legs before and after physical activity.
-Wear shoes and arch supports that are personally fit to your feet, providing you improved balance and enough support.