The biggest joint in the human skeletal make-up is the knee. Rightfully so, because the knee carries the weight of the entire upper body particularly when we are standing up. In which case, pain on the knee is indeed debilitating.
Patients with knee pain and injury should seek advice and treatment with a qualified medical professional who will help assist in its relief and to avoid further deterioration. However, if early treatment is not done, then surgery may the only possible course of action.
Common Symptoms of an Injury to the Knee
Damage, strain, or sprain to the structures of the knee can give rise to the pain and other symptoms. It can be the result of a sudden impact (from strenuous sports activities) or by repeatedly applying tension on the knee and surrounding areas. Improper alignment of the kneecap, alteration of its joint mechanics including those in the hips and other nearby joints should be taken into consideration. Osteoarthritis or “wear and tear” is a condition that can cause pain on the knee and is common to most adults.
A trouble on the knee may sometimes have symptoms other than pain. It can involve stiffness, soreness, immobility, swelling, and hardness when trying to straighten or bend the entire leg.