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Combat Knee Pain With These Treatments
Jul 2017
Dr Gowthami Kiyanduru
Physiotherapist, Apollo Life Studio

There are multiple ligamentous structures responsible for stability of the knee and damage to one of the ligaments may negatively affect the other ligaments. If there is any imbalance in length or strength, in the hip or ankle muscles, there are usually altered mechanics throughout the lower extremity. Knee pain can arise from the knee itself, or be referred from conditions of the hip, ankle or lower back. In general, knee pain is either immediate (acute) or longterm
(chronic). 

Acute knee pain /injuries usually occur suddenly through either trauma or a twisting action, involves the tendon injuries, ligament sprains or a tear, or a meniscal injury. Chronic knee pain is often from injuries or inflammation (such as arthritis) but can also be caused by infection.

Common conditions affecting the knee joint are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, patella femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), jumper’s knee, runner’s knee, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and soft tissue injuries like meniscal tears, ligament sprain, and bursitis. Approximately, 20 per cent of the adult population suffer with knee pain.