Knee injuries are common especially in sport. However you can also develop knee pain slowly or suddenly with or without identifiable reasons. There are a number of conditions that are common.
Most common of these include patella tendinopathy, bursa inflammation or fat pad inflammation, Illio tibial band syndrome (ITBS) along with ligament damage as seen in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strains or tear’s and medial and lateral collateral ligament strain. The best way to find out is to call the clinic and arrange an appointment to have your knee assessed.
Some of the associated symptoms you can have involving knee pain include sharp pain, shooting pain, or the feeling of a stabbing or burning pains; these can either be intermittent or constant. You may also get associated pins and needles, some times feeling weakness in the knee, and even numbness.
Where the knee may feel constantly achy and swollen it may be due to compression of the joint and inflammation or wear of the joint surface. In these cases the diagnosis can be of an arthritic knee joint, this does not mean that nothing can be done, quite on the contrary. There are many things you can do
You can work to taking appropriate steps to find out what tissues maybe involved through an assessment at the clinic as well as working on pain reduction techniques along with the development of a proper maintenance program to put your self, in the best position possible with relation to pain levels.