We get it a lot in the clinic, “My knees kill me when I'm going up and down the stairs”. What could this possibly be from and how can it be fixed? In this blog we are going to discuss different types of knee pain, causes, signs/symptoms, and ways to get rid of this annoyance so stairs can stop being a pain. Aside from stairs this pain can start to spread throughout your daily activities. Knee pain can be the reason you are unable to run, ski, hike, compete in a local CrossFit competition, or even play with your kids or grandkids. There are many forms of knee pain both serious and more commonly not so serious. Getting some advice from a knee pain specialist can help you to start the path of learning and understanding of what to do. Depending on what the nature of the injury was you may be in for an easy road ahead or a slightly longer need for help. Getting an understanding on what the signs and symptoms of your pain are can help you/us to determine what is causing your pain and help determine the best ways to alleviate the pain. To help you understand the different types of injuries that can occur at the knee joint, let’s first discuss what the knee involves.
Signs and Symptoms Common in Knee Injuries
Common Knee Injuries
Ways to Help Reduce Pain with Going Up and Down Stairs
Quick Fixes for Knee Pain
It is important to note that seeing a specialist will be the most beneficial way to diagnose your knee pain and start a plan of care to erase it. A specialist will be able to advise you in the right direction so you can start taking the steps to get back to the activities you love, or continue them without pain. Surgery and injections are one form of treatment but they should be used only as a last resort to alleviate the pain. Physical Therapy is the preferred method for knee pain in all but the most severe cases and would include hands on manual techniques, dry needling (if needed and wanted), soft tissue work, joint mobility work, stretching, strengthening, kinesiotaping (if needed), likely working on the hip and the ankle, and whatever else you needed that would get you better. Getting relief won't take long and many people leave feeling better the first day. Even if you didn't leave feeling better the first day it would only take 1-2 more visits max to start noticing improvements. However, starting that first day you would feel better right away knowing what is wrong and having a plan to fix it.
Other general ideas that can sometimes work are listed below: (Remember without knowing exactly what is wrong you can't exactly what to do to get rid of your pain.)
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