In my private clinic, knee pain is as big a problem as any sickness. Just as a bit of opening information: the knee is a joint where the thigh bone and shin bone meet together. Typically, knee pain is caused by overuse or some form of stress from physical activity. From what I have been seeing, being overweight has placed many people on higher risk charts for knee pain. Obesity is one of the major causes of knee pain to date.
There are many reasons as to why knee pain arises. Many of them can include sports injuries, dislocated knee cap, gout, arthritis, and baker’s cyst. Aside from these known causes, many of the patients I deal with don’t even bother to say to me when they’re suffering. Most of them keep the information bottled up inside for fear of ridicule and egotistical concerns. Here is a small list that I set up that goes over different warning signs that there’s something wrong with your knees.
Another day, another new procedure. This one was called dry needle therapy. I had gone in for physical therapy, looking for a way to lessen the pain. The therapist put me through a round of treatment that is similar to acupuncture, but with bigger needles. YES, for those of you who are wondering, it does hurt. A couple of hours later, it still hurts. But it’s supposed to stimulate your muscles in a way that will end the long-term pain. I …
There are more detrimental ones aside from these symptoms and signals. The biggest warning sign is when you’re stuck with a fever that lasts a long time due to the knee pain. I have been able to devise a listing of the ways in which I instruct my patients to treat their knee pain symptoms.
This muscle weakness affects both knees, but it most commonly shows up as symptoms in one knee… Usually the dominant one or the guy who gets used the most. It can cause knee pain in all positions. However, one of the more classic signs is knee pain that is worse walking downstairs than upstairs (or worse downhill than uphill). The pain is most commonly felt under the patella, even when the muscle responsible is in the rear of the knee. Another sign of this issue is that often the muscle will be extremely tender if your press in behind the middle of the knee.
I have emphasized the importance of a healthy body, like in so a lot of my other articles. It is a well known fact that the fitter you are, the better your body can heal itself. What I love to do is eat raw fruits and vegetables. Sometimes I will also juice them, with a view to save time. I personally find that juicing is the most effective way to combine a large amount of fruits and vegetables together without needing to eat them separately.
A lot of people take walking for granted. Back when I attended medical school, I always wore basketball sneakers. I often wondered why my feet would hurt in the late day when I got to my hall. After I talked to one of my fellow members, I purchased a couple of soft walking shoes and it did wonders for me. I actually loved walking long distances in them. I felt as though I was walking on soft powder. When my patients took my advice and got soft walking shoes, they noticed a drastic difference and even had less dramatic lower back pain.
I started getting lower back pain which got worse overtime. It became so severe that I would have pain even while walking.
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical reconstruction of the knee from chronic pain. What basically happens is the doctor will use a dextrose solution. This is injected into the ligament or tendon where it attaches to the bone. This will finally cause a localized inflammation in the weak areas which then increases the blood supply and circulation of nutrients. This stimulation will cause the tissue to repair itself over time. I urge you to speak to your personal physician because each person’s body will heal over a different period of time.
All in all, knee pain represents one of those things that hit a variety of people each day. Whether it is mild or severe, knee pain not only affects the knee, but the entire body in one shot. Please remember to speak with your own doctor to see what works best for you and your particular situation.
QUESTION: Hypothyroidism and joint pain?I've had hypothyroidism almost all my life, diagnosed when i was 10. Shortly after that i was diagnosed with GHD and during growth hormone treatment i experienced knee pain and hip pain. My endocrinologist checked it out and sent me to regimens of physical therapy. After therapy i still had some pain but learned to live with it and rarely used pain meds. This summer, starting in july, my knee and hip pain got worse. It's calmed down now but a few weeks ago i started getting lower back pain. I still dont like taking pain meds, but i have given in a few nights just so i could find a comfortable position to sleep. could this be more of the joint pains from hypothyroid? any ideas to help alleviate it? My knee pain and hip pain are caused my swollen joints and swollen growth plates. once i officially stop growing that should stop unless i need to go back on the growth hormone.
Yes, hypothyroidism can be associated with pain…not necessarily directly, but indirectly. Hypothyroidism is often associated with depression which can biochemically alter the areas in your brain that sense and interpret pain. However, if you have been taking medication, I would suspect this should not be happening. At any rate, you've got a medical history that is sufficient enough that you need to return to your physician. It could be a sign that something medically is not right…especially if you are having night time pain that isn't relieved by a change in position. Don't worry about "pinched muscles" at this time like Douglas suggests, you need to rule out medical causes first! Best wishes.
Your back pain is caused by a pinched muscle there. If you have had tight muscles before they could have been pressing onto the nerves for your legs and thighs to cause pain to happen there as well or there could be separate problems for them. The knees are difficult to do and should be attempted by someone trained to do them to get it right. Here's how to release the muscles in your back for that pain and maybe one or both of the other problems: Back: (do from a sitting position) Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
Hi, I am a physical therapist. There is a possibility that the hypothyroid condition might contribute to back pain but it is common to also have back symptoms without having this condition. I do hope that you are using ice (no heat!) on a consistent basis for your knee and hip. Swelling is greatly improved with ice. Apply the ice for 10 minutes a few times a day. You should also consider using ice for your lower back. In regards to your knee and hip pain, I am sure you were given exercises to help your joint pain. If you have not been consistent with them then your pain will come back. Use the ice and get back to doing your exercises. In regard to your back pain, in addition to the ice, watch your posture. Back pain has a high relationship to poor posture. If the pain continues, go to a doctor and then physical therapy. To read more about potential causes of back pain visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/Lower-back-pain.html Good luck.