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Want to learn the best knee pain treatment? Getting on the road to recovery may be easier than you think. Use the following information and exercise programs to help you relieve your knee joint pain.



Causes of Joint Pain

Before determining the best treatment plan, identifying potential joint pain causes can be extremely helpful. Identifying the cause not only helps in reducing pain now but ensures your pain does not come back again and again.


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General Knee Pain Treatment

The first step in recovering from knee joint pain is to identify what the condition is by getting a clear diagnosis. Many conditions can appear similar so getting good information from a qualified medical professional will help to set you out on the right path. When dealing with a joint or muscle problem, seek advice from an orthopedic surgeon and a physical therapist that specializes in orthopedics.

The second step to knee pain treatment is reducing inflammation. If you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, inflammation is involved. Generally, when pain is more consistent and more severe, there is a strong inflammatory component. The less frequent and the less intense the pain, the less inflammation is at work. For treating the inflammatory component, utilize ice therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and in more significant cases cortisone injections.

For some, in addition to ice and anti-inflammatory medication, the use of a knee brace can be helpful. Although not a substitute for muscle strength, braces can help to add compression to reduce swelling and add to a sense of stability.

The final component of muscle or joint pain treatment is the mechanical component. The mechanics of the joint include soft tissue flexibility, joint mobility, and muscle strength. The specific stretching and strengthening exercises vary based on the condition. Follow the right plan and you’ll get better…..follow the wrong plan and you’ll often get worse.


Knee Exercise Programs

Just as there are different knee joint conditions there are different exercise programs. Follow the links below to both learn more about your knee condition and the recommended exercise program for that condition.

For knee osteoarthritis pain, follow the knee osteoarthritis exercise program.

Have a meniscus tear? Follow this meniscus tear exercise program help you return to your normal level of function.

If

knee cap pain is the cause of your symptoms, this knee cap pain exercise program will get you back on track.

And if you’ve had knee replacement surgery, following this knee replacement surgery exercise program will help you get back on your feet.


Follow these simple treatment recommendations and exercise programs and in no time your knee will be feeling better and you'll be back to the activities you enjoy.

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