Knee pain is the most common problem around the world and according to research, 25% of adults suffer from knee pain. But the good news is treatments like physiotherapy can help relieve knee pain and you can get back to your normal life.
Feel free to contact highly qualified and well-experienced professionals at The Physio Clinic to get a complete assessment and treatment for your knee pain.
Causes Of Knee Pain
Knee pain can due to several reasons and you will need to see a knee specialist Singapore for proper diagnosis. Here are some common causes of knee pain:
Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament tears are also referred to as ACL tears and PCL sprain.
Medical and lateral collateral ligament injury is also referred to as MCL injury and LCL tear.
Medical conditions like gout, septic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Knee injuries like dislocation, fracture, ligament tear, and meniscus injuries can also result in knee pain.
Other than these, some chronic conditions, like osteoarthritis, and prepatellar Bursitis, can also be a reason for knee pain.
Who Is At Risk Of Knee Pain?
Although knee pain is a very common issue among elderly people some people are at high risk of knee pain. That includes:
Obesity put you at high risk of knee pain. Your weight put excessive pressure on your knees even during regular daily activities. This puts you at high risk of osteoarthritis.
A sedentary lifestyle also increases your risk of developing knee pain as it reduces your muscle strength and flexibility.
Certain sports, like skiing, football, basketball, and other contact sports, also put you at high risk of knee pain.
If you had any knee injury in the past, there are chances that you develop knee pain again.
If any of the above conditions stand true for you, it is better to consult the best knee specialist Singapore at the Physio Studio to start prevention strategies.
Treatments For Knee Pain
Treatment for knee pain solely depends on the cause of knee pain. You should consult a knee specialist Singapore for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your treatment may include one or a combination of the below-mentioned treatments for knee pain:
1. Lifestyle Changes
A sedentary lifestyle and obesity are some common reasons for knee pain and your knee specialist might recommend you change your lifestyle to help reduce knee pain. You might be asked to lose weight and increase your physical activity.
Knee specialists may also prescribe painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications for knee pain. There are also pain relief creams and gels that are prescribed to relieve pain.
Physiotherapy is the most effective method of knee pain relief and is often coupled with medication and other knee pain treatments. Physiotherapists perform different exercises that improve your knee movements and strengthen your knee muscles.
Steroid injections are another method to relieve knee pain in certain conditions. Steroid injection is injected into a specific part of the knee to reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling. It also helps increase ligaments in your knee to improve your mobility.
5. Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery is performed when other knee pain treatment methods fail to relieve pain. In knee replacement surgery, some parts of the knee or entire knee are replaced with a plastic or metallic parts.
6. Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option for knee pain treatment. It allows the surgeon to look into your knee with a small incision and repair any damage like ligament damage or meniscus.
Note: Consult a knee specialist to conduct a proper diagnosis for the knee and then start knee pain treatment. Also, consult your doctor before starting any knee pain medication, physiotherapy, and any other knee pain treatment.
Book An Appointment With A Knee Specialist At The Physio Studio
Our knee pain department has highly qualified and experienced knee specialists who will examine your knee and suggest a suitable course of action to relieve pain. Also, our clinic offers you state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment that you will not get anywhere else.
Feel free to contact us for more information or book an appointment to see a knee specialist at our clinic.