Published on August 12th, 2013 | by Tom0
Knee Pain Symptoms ,Treatment & Relief
Symptoms of keen pain
- Though the cause varies, people suffering from keen pain are usually showing some common signs and symptoms including:
- Painful joints after overuse or inactivity
- Feel pain when move knees
- Joint pain is more serious in the evening after a day’s activity
- The ability of coordination was deteriorated due to pain and stiffness
- Stiff joints after resting or in the morning
- Feel pain when get up from a chair or up or down stairs
- Unable to exercise your leg due to pain
- Thigh muscle become weakened
Treatments & Relief
There is no cure for keen pain, but you can try some treatments to help you manage the symptoms and live with the condition.
1. Rest with a pillow under the knee. You have to stop, change or at least rest for a while from the activity that causes your pain or soreness. Put a pillow under the knee will give you a pain relief to some extent.
2. Elevate the affected area above the level of your heart as much as possible. Anytime you are sitting or lying down, try to elevate the affected area to reduce pain and swelling.
3. Apply ice or cold packs to decrease pain and swelling. Apply ice pack as soon as you feel the pain for 10-20 minutes. Repeat it for at least 3 times every day. You should avoid hot shower or alcohol to prevent worsening the swelling for the first 2 days after injury. But, after 2-3 days, you apply heat to help restore and maintain flexibility. Heat and cold alternation was recommended here as well.
4. Try to lose weight if you’re overweight. Extra pounds will cause more pressure on the knee which will worsen the pain. So, try to lose your weight within a healthy range like eating low-fat, low calorie diet and exercising regularly.
5. Replace your shoes. Sometimes, keen pain may result from improper shoes or shoes that are worn out. Athletic shoes should be changed every 400-600 miles to reduce the risk of knee problems. Try to avoid high heel shoes for it will throw the body forward and result in more pressure on the knees.
6. Wrap an elastic bandage to decrease swelling. Never wrap it too tightly. Or elsethe situation will be worse.
7. Take over-the-counter medicine to treat the pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen are proper, but avoid taking these for the first 24 hours after an injury which may cause more severe bruising. You can choose acetaminophen for the first day which is also an effective pain-reliever.
8. Do simple exercise to get strong, flexible knees. Just place your left foot on the first step of a stair and balance yourself by hanging onto the wall or banister. Then step up to stand with your left foot slowly by leaving your right foot off the ground. Hold for a second and step back down off the step to stand on your right foot, leaving no weight on your left foot. Repeat this for six times. Then, change the legs and repeat.