How to Find Relief From Your Sore Knees
June 15th, 2018
Over 30% of Americans report struggling with knee pain at some point in their lives, and knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain. Sore knees are a complicated and often difficult-to-treat problem. “The knee is an extremely complex joint comprised of several muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons.” So, often it is hard to pinpoint the cause of the pain, making diagnosis and treatment very difficult.
Many people in the United States also work, despite their knee pain. According to a new blog on WhatHelpsPain.com, 15% of men and 20% of women in the American workforce reported experiencing knee pain. This makes it an extremely relevant problem that affects the lives of many chronic pain sufferers, as well as those who live with them.
There are a variety of reasons for knee pain outside of the comlex anatomy of the knee itself. “Some are degenerative diseases like arthritis, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, and improper technique when exercising, which can cause both temporary and lasting injury.” Some kinds of high impact exercise, like running or stair climbing, take an extra hard toll on the knee and may make your chronic knee pain even worse.
While many choose to seek medicine or surgery for help with their knee pain, there is limited effectiveness to these treatments. While knee replacement surgery is an option, especially for those with very little function or a great deal of pain, this will never restore the full function of your natural knee. There are also some dangerous side effects to some of the medications, like biologics, that are used to treat chronic knee pain. According to our newest blog, The Best Treatments For Sore Knees, when comparing side effects of NSAIDs to biologic medications, people should exercise some extra caution when choosing to go with biologics. “The side effects from biologic treatments like Humira are across a much wider spectrum, and are not as well known or understood as that of NSAID pain relievers.”
WhatHelpsPain.com can help guide you through some of the more natural pain relief methods, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help treat many of the causes of inflammation that may be taking a toll on your knee. What helps pain wants to arm you with the best information to help you carefully choose the best path forward in helping you treat your chronic pain. For more information on other types of pain, visit our blog at http://www.whathelpspain.com/blog.php
Kerri Gaither (Bamboo Marketing Solutions, LLC)