Is Knee Pain Slowing You Down?
The knee is one of the most common joint pain complaints physicians see. Unfortunately knee pain can really slow you down, sometimes more than pain in the upper body or hips. Your knee takes a lot of abuse on a daily basis. Because it supports most of your weight; every time you walk and run the knee joint is put through a physical test. In most cases the knee holds up very well, but occasionally the knee is damaged by injury or illness and is not able to function as painlessly as it should. Occasionally there is not only pain but swelling, reddening, weakness and sometimes a knee can lock into a position.
Some Potential Reasons For Your Knee Pain
While it is important to seek out an orthopedic specialist’s professional diagnosis, as you wait for your appointment you may want to think about what may be causing your pain. There are many potential specific things that your doctor may diagnose. Instead of trying to pinpoint the specific issue on your own you should try to identify the general category of your ailment. To help you narrow it down take a look at the below list of categories and the most commonly diagnosed ailments that are associate with those categories. While your specific diagnosis may not be below, you should be able to identify one or two potential reasons for your pain: