Knee pain is common and can stem from knee joint, kneecap, or cartilage issues. Depending upon the location of the knee pain, there could be swelling and you may experience difficulty walking. Other symptoms could include:
- Locking of the knee
- Inability to squat
- Difficulty going up or down stairs
- Inability to straighten (extend) the leg
Not all knee pain stems from severe knee injuries (tears and breaks); in fact, overuse and arthritis are common culprits of knee pain. Even if you haven’t experienced an acute knee injury, you may need to receive treatment. Who wants to live in pain, after all?
Significant discomfort, swelling, and an inability to bend your knee (or extend it) are clear indicators you should head to a health care professional right away.
Your recovery may be in reach with strength exercises and monitored stretching – sure beats surgery! (Remember, Direct Access helps you get treatment, fast.) Learn about more treatment options here. Questions about knee pain? Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Hartz, DPT, OCS, CSCS