Four Facts about Knee Injuries

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Knee Injury Facts

1. Anyone can suffer from a knee injury:

There is a general misconception that only older suffer mostly from knee injuries. There has been a very signifacant jump in knee injury rates among younger people . Even teens a seen to suffer at rairly high rates from a knee injuries. It all depends on the accident as well as the type of pressure which is put on the knee. As a result, you are not immune to knee injuries at any age or due to your gender.

 

2. A knee injury can be divided into two parts:

The knee injury you are suffering from, can be divided into two parts. The first one is the acute injury, which is problems like a broken bone or broken ligament. The next type of knee injury is caused due to the chronic improper pressures put on the knee or due to the overuse of the knee. An example is runner’s knee where a person puts chronic pressure on their knee through running long distances on a frequent bases.
The treatment for both of these types of knee injuries is entirely different. That is why a knee pain specialist will have to look at the type of injury, get a patient history and make a therapy plan based on this information.

 

3. Surgery is not the only solution:

Many times, people think that since they are suffering from a knee injury, they will have to undergo surgery. You need to keep in mind that knee injury can also be cured with the help of a combination of physiotherapy, medication, acupuncture and at home exercises. You have to let the knee pain specialist decide the course of treatment which is best for you. You should not directly assume that when you’re suffering from a knee injury, surgery is your only option.

 

4. Torn meniscus is the most frequent knee injury in the US:

When you look at the different type of knee problems, you will realize that torn meniscus is the most common problem which people suffer from. During the initial few years, you will be able to walk normally. However, over a period of time, it will seem like the knee is not able to balance itself and you will fall. Also, there is consistent pain. A torn meniscus occurs because of trauma caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexing of the knee joint. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include knee pain, swelling, popping, and giving way. Left untreated, a meniscus tear can cause even more damage, hasten the onset of osteoarthritis, and lead to a myriad of other undesirable symptoms.

 

American Back Center pain specialists get results with knee pain, often in fewer visits and at a reduced cost.

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