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The Five Signs Your Knees Could Need Medical Attention

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in blog | 8 comments

Knee pain can come on slowly or as a result of an injury. If you have a serious injury or are experiencing ongoing knee pain, your doctor may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon. In the meantime, we recommend staying off the knee, keeping it elevated, applying an ice pack to the area and controlling swelling with a compression bandage or similar.

The top 5 signs your knee requires medical attention are:

  1. Pain and swelling with activity

The most common signs of knee injuries are pain and inflammation in the area. Usually, this is made worse when using the knee or doing any sort of physical activity that puts pressure on the area.

  1. Knee pain waking you at night

Because the knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body, it can be prone to aching, made worse with an injury of any sort. After a long day on your feet, you may find you knee aching and keeping you awake at night.

  1. Painful giving-way of the knee when walking

Another common sign that your knee requires medical attention is that painful ‘give way’ of the knee when putting pressure on it from walking. This is a sign that injury to the area is significant and the muscles and tendons that hold the knee together are no longer functioning as they should.

  1. Locking up of the knee

Damage to the knee may affect the integrity of the shock absorbing cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint. This is generally what caused the knee to lock-up.

  1. Knee stiffness and reduced mobility

Knee stiffness and reduced mobility come hand in hand with knee injuries, especially ones that have been reoccurring for some time.

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