The load of the whole body is transferred to the knees and it is counted as the main weight- bearing joint of the body, but what happens if we are getting knee pain after standing for about 2 to 3 hours? Are we skipping our workout regimens due to aching knee? So, these types of symptoms are like an alarm for us, and it needs to be fixed as earlier as possible.
‘Prevention is better than cure’ it is true if we want to lead an active and happy life. Our little efforts in keeping us fit would be enough to delay the inevitable degenerative processes, which occur most commonly in late adulthood at very high pace. Perhaps, if we find any below listed symptoms from our knee pain, then it is high time to consult a GP.
Here is what our Knee pain symptoms says
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This sensation is due to sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve, running in the back of the leg. As it is covering the major part of the thighs, calves, and toes, when it is pinched then it causes the numbness or tingling sensation from the lower back down to the feet.
Sciatica usually deteriorates due to the negligence towards it, and it creates more complication and make us bed ridden.
If we seek the consultation from the Physical Therapist or GP, then we can reduce its recurrence. But some people reported that sciatica occurs again even after getting an appropriate treatment.
2. Knee When Bending: Sound of catching, locking or clicking while walking
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Our knee joints work efficiently, rather we walk or climb but if we see unlocking of the knees while walking then it could be due to the torn meniscus (a cushioning fibro-cartilaginous material of the knee joint).
“Meniscus tears are commonly caused by twisting or bending the knee too far back (maybe you went a little too far into downward dog) and most people don’t remember exactly when they did it “says Micheal Cross, Orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgeon
Try to be seated for de-loading the weight on your knee joint as first aid measures but it is better to discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon.
3.Identify Knee Symptoms: Knee pain while climbing upstairs
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Pain in climbing upstairs is the cardinal sign of the early osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joint). In Osteoarthritis, joint spaces are reduced, and it causes dull pain. The University of Leeds concluded that climbing upstairs would be the first sign of the knee osteoarthritis in young adults.
It can be prevented by doing exercises and ample calcium intake. Stronger our bones, stronger we’re 🙂
4. Burning Sensation while Travelling
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It is very common while traveling that we feel burning sensation while sitting for a long time. But this condition is usually occurring when our mobility level is too level, and we sit in one place for longer hours.
“Small clots in the knee are pretty common while traveling by plane (because of cramped legroom and limited mobility) and warmth and pain directly on the back of the calf or knee can be an indication of a clot” says Jonathan Jezequel, DPT, director of medical and physical therapy at New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy
If we’ve recently got a surgery or taking birth-controlling medicines, then we should seek a suggestion from the medical consultant before planning a journey.
As a preventive measure, we can wear compression stockings or take a blood thinning medication (but under professional medical supervision).