Pain is debilitating, and when you have it in your knee, your range of mobility suffers, as will your ability to stand, walk and run. If you are overweight or obese, knee pain will be your future because you are putting too much stress on the joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilage that support your knee and, in turn, your ability to navigate through your daily activities.
Now that we are working from home during the pandemic, we have to be conscious of how knee pain affects our ability to work in our home offices. Not every home office is fitted with the latest in ergonomic equipment that provides comfort for those who need it.
When you suffer from knee problems and are forced to work in a less than a comfortable environment, your production will suffer, as will your concentration when you are constantly in pain due to knee problems. Without taking care of the problem and establishing a method to deal with knee pain, knee replacement surgery is the only option to rid knee pain from the afflicted.
At Care-Med, we cater to people who are suffering from pain in their limbs, joint and muscles and our solutions for knee pain – in conjunction with a doctor’s diagnosis are proven to be successful. When you have obtained a knee support brace from us at Care-Med, you can go back to a productive career working from home and have the confidence to know that you aren’t inflaming the condition you suffer.
Causes of chronic knee pain
To understand what chronic pain is, we need to define it to understand what is occurring in your knee and why you are experiencing pain. Chronic knee pain is felt after an injury has healed. The timeline to determine chronic pain is six months after an injury. Also, chronic pain comes from a disease of deteriorating conditions that aren’t treated, and the health of the knee erodes under the strain of pain. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you are experiencing a chronic condition.
- Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes inflammation, and intense pain. Destruction of the knee joint will be driven by degeneration of the joint and deterioration resulting from degeneration.
- Tendinitis is a condition that afflicts the front of the knee. Tendons connect the knee to muscles, and when they become inflamed, the result is tendinitis. Many activities will activate the inflammation and cause pain to radiate throughout the knee and leg.
- Bursitis is a problem when repetitive activities are the culprit of the pain a person feels. Overuse of an injured knee – coming back before it has healed from an injury, will accelerate the pain that creates bursitis.
- Chondromalacia patella is a condition where the cartilage damage under the kneecap creates severe pain. Reduced mobility for the knee and reduced movement for the individual preventing regular daily activities.
- Gout will be the result when a person has a buildup of uric acid in the knee, leading to knee arthritis.
- Baker’s cyst is the result of lubricating knee joint fluid behind the knee.
- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that affects the knee. It is an autoimmune inflammatory problem – swelling that is excruciatingly painful – leading to deformity of the knee and bone mass reduction.
Causes of acute knee pain
Acute pain is defined as pain that results from a trauma or a specific event that causes an injury to the knee. In general, it doesn’t last longer than six months, and the pain subsides when the cause of the pain has disappeared.
- Ligaments are what keep your knee and leg stable. They are attached at the femur and extend to the lower leg. When you injure a ligament – anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate or medial collateral – the injury can come from a car crash or a sports-related injury. You know you have injured one of your three knee ligaments is you experience these symptoms: rapid onset of severe pain, pain continues when walking, you hear a popping noise in your knee, your knee gives out, and a fall or a feeling of instability follows, and you have swelling in the knee area 24 hours after you injure your knee.
- A meniscus tear can originate in either side of your knee – the meniscus is positioned between to bone ends and acts as a cushion for the knee joint. Meniscus tears are prevalent and result from a sudden movement like a twist or turn of the knee outside of the radial circumference of movement. As we age, so does our meniscus, and older people will experience a higher occurrence of meniscus tears. When you have a meniscus tear, you will hear a popping sound, have knee pain, discomfort when walking or climbing stairs. Increased pain as the day goes by, days of stiffness, your knee will give out at any moment, and your knee feels like it is locking or catching.
Care-Med can help
The cases we have detailed here need not be debilitating and forcing you into a lifetime of inactivity because pain and limited mobility are holding you back.
At Care-Med, we have the device that aligns with your condition, and we can help you make the right choice for a medical device to eliminate pain with your doctor’s diagnosis leading the way.
Our team of certified and credentialed specialists has been serving the Greater Toronto Area’s needs for over 13 years, and we have treated many patients with our industry-leading devices. To review our selection of knee braces to relieve your knee pain, we invite you to visit our website – knee support braces – for more information.