Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain is most commonly the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout and infections also can cause knee pain. Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. 

Symptoms

The symptoms you’ll experience with knee pain are :

  • Swelling and stiffness. 
  • Redness and warmth to the touch. 
  • Weakness or instability. 
  • Popping or crunching noises. 
  • Inability to straighten the knee. 

 

Causes

The most common causes of knee pain are ageing, injury or repeated stress on the knee. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis. 

 

Prevention

There are many things to do to prevent knee pain. The main ones are wearing sensible shoes, weight training and swimming or walking. 

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Maintain your weight.
  • Warm up before exercise. 
  • Do low-impact exercises when you have detected some knee pain.
  • Don’t decrease your activity. 
  • Don’t suddenly change the intensity of your exercise. 

 

Absolute Sports Therapy 

If you are experiencing prolonged discomfort, be that during or after training, and you have followed the self-care advice provided here, please feel free to contact Maddi directly at maddi.matravers@absolutetrainingandnutrition.com for a no-obligation chat about your discomfort and get personalised recommendations to alleviate your condition and get you back to full mobility in the safest and most effective way.