Painful Knees When Bending - Why Wait? - A Brief Review Of Treatment Options

Do your knees hurt when you bend them? Read on for a brief discussion regarding knee pain and a review of the most common treatments options…
By: Daniel Sims
June 28, 2009 - PRLog -- There are several different reasons why you are currently suffering from knee pain.  Arthritis, ligament tears, and torn cartilage are among the possibilities.

Who gets knee trouble?

Anyone can have knee trouble.  You already know this is possible. Though it is commonly associated with advancing age, knee trouble is not something strictly relegated to the elderly.  On the other hand, in younger people, painful knees are typically the result of participating in high-impact sports such as running, basketball or soccer (and the list goes on).

No matter how old you may currently be, knee pain can stop you from participating in all the activities that you enjoy.

Why treat knee trouble?

Nobody wants to have to suffer through knee pain. One way people start to deal with their knee pain issues is by diminishing their activity levels. - Sometimes, this is not the most optimal way of dealing with your knee pain problems. Staying active can be good for your body both physically and mentally (Speak with your physician for medical advice on this topic).

If you have knee trouble, then you should face this problem, instead of hoping it goes away.  The good news is you do have options when it comes to treating painful knees.

What are the options for treating painful knees when bending?

Some of the treatment options for painful knees when bending include medication, surgery, knee braces or physical therapy.  Each one of these treatment options can help manage the pain, but some are more appropriate than others depending on your condition.

- Medication: Medication can help, but some forms of medication can have addictive properties or are only a temporary answer to your knee pain problems.  Many doctors today are hesitant about prescribing pain medication because of their addictive qualities.

- Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is preferred by most doctors but is not always appropriate for all knee problems. If your knee pain is brought on by a tear in the ligament, sometimes an unsupported knee in a physical therapy session would only serve to aggravate the condition.

- Surgery: Surgery is the most invasive of all options. Despite this fact, surgery can be very helpful.  It is also costly, may not be successful and has a long recovery period.

- Knee Braces: Knee braces are one of the safest and most effective ways to protect your knees.  Knee braces are easy to use and will help support the knees when you are bending so that you do not put unnecessary pressure on the joint.  Many athletes use knee braces to prevent serious knee injury, especially when participating in high impact sports.

If you suffer from painful knees when bending, you should not ignore it, nor do you necessarily want to curtail your activities because of the pain.  Talk to your doctor about the options that are available to you and use a knee brace as a way to help support your knees when bending.


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