The knee discomfort comes on suddenly, as if it does not care about you! It comes on when it wants to... after exercise, in the morning, when sitting for long periods of time. It does not need an invitation; it comes on when it feels like it.
The knee discomfort you have can quickly get more and more intense, to the point where you are now looking for relief. - Can you relate?
What causes such awful burning kneecap pain?
Maybe, more importantly, what can you do about it?
The knee is an intricate mechanism that takes a lot of daily abuse. Almost every activity that we do involves the knee in some respect. Whether we realize it or not...
Just like any mechanism, as time goes on, the integral components can start to wear out. - One part of the knee that often experiences wear and tear is the patella, otherwise known as the kneecap. The kneecap can be affected by trauma (i.e. remember hitting your patella on the furniture in your home about a month back?) or by overuse (i.e. that new jogging routine of yours is great for the waist but may not be so good for the knees). But even if you have not injured your knee or participated in rigorous sports, time itself and daily wear take can their toll on your patella, which can result in your burning kneecap pain.
Sometimes, the kneecap itself can get "off track" and become dislocated. Again, this can result in knee pain. Sometimes, due to a number of reasons, inflammation can occur under the kneecap, interfering with the movement of the joint and causing burning kneecap pain.
If you experience this kind of discomfort that is persistent, recurs, or worsens over time, it is best to have your knee evaluated by a medical professional. Only a qualified specialist can diagnose the cause of your intense knee discomfort and recommend the most effective course of treatment.
But, in the interim, there are still ways in which you can help yourself, and help ease the discomfort. Aside from conventional at-home treatments, such as rest (which can have limited benefits), ibuprofen and/or ice packs, one of the most successful ways to help alleviate your knee pain is the use of a knee brace. - These supports should never be overlooked.
Knee braces can be useful in helping stabilize the patella, and knee joint itself. Specialized supports can help to keep the kneecap on its proper "track" over the femur. Further, a knee brace can help reduce the stress on the knee joint itself, helping to slow the wear and tear on the meniscus, and helping to relieve inflammation occurring within the knee. As a result, the knee brace can help significantly reduce the sensation of burning kneecap pain. - The great things about a knee support are that they do not have to be really big and bulky either.
You do not need a special prescription to obtain a knee brace. In fact, there are many affordable styles and types available directly to you, designed to fit nearly every knee.
If you have burning knee pain, then it’s time you faced the problem in front of you. Visit us online today at http://www.drbraceco.com to learn more about your knee and to find out how an affordable low profile knee brace can help you.
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