Pain 101: Knee Pain
What is Knee Pain?
Types of Knee Pain
STEPS TO KNEE PAIN RELIEF
It is important when you are experiencing knee pain to limit your activity and rest so that your knee can heal.
Apply a cold pack to your knee to help reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles. To prevent damage to skin and surrounding tissue, cold packs should only be applied in 15 minute intervals.
If you don’t have increased pain with movement, stretching and increasing the range of motion of your knee can help loosen up the muscles surrounding your knee and decrease the pain.
Physical therapy consists of hands-on treatment to loosen muscles and joints, education on proper walking and movement to decrease pain, instruction on stretching and strengthening exercises to restore mobility and strength, and modalities such as electrical stimulation, cold/heat packs and ultrasound.