The knee is one of the human body’s most important joints. There are many causes of knee pain. Poor walking posture and an excessive load can cause knee joint strain and pain. For example, some people wear high-heeled shoes when walking for long distances. This makes the knees experience an abnormal state of stress for a long period of time. It also results in chronic injury and presents an ongoing source of pain.
1. Strain and poor posture can lead to knee pain
Patients can try the following methods to deal with knee pain: hyperthermia therapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound, acupuncture and other physical therapy that reduces the acute onset of pain. Patients can also take proprietary Chinese medicine as the main method of pain relief. This method can help promote blood circulation.
2. Sports injuries can lead to knee pain
Knee pain can result from engaging in physical activity. Once you sense this pain, immediately stop your movement to avoid further aggravating the injury. Within 24 hours after the injury, the injured site should have a cold compress placed on it for 30 minutes. Patients should also avoid heat compresses, manipulation, massage or taking medication. After 24 hours, patients can take an analgesic anti-inflammatory topical painkiller latex. They can also massage the injured site to relax the muscles and promote blood circulation while warming and activating the meridians. Patients must also wear a knee brace to avoid secondary injuries.
3. Osteoarthritis can lead to knee pain
Physical therapy can gently and effectively alleviate knee joint pain and stiffness. There are also conventional physical therapy methods. Some of these are ultrashort wave, microwave, iontophoresis, red light, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
4. Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to knee pain
You can also use hot iron, hot compress, manipulation, massage and other physical therapy to slow down the pain. At the same time, rheumatoid arthritis patients can use Chinese medicine, Western medicine, and physical therapy. These modalities can be supplemented by diet therapy that can help speed up the rehabilitation process.
How to alleviate pain with a knee brace
The knee is the human body’s most complex joint. It is comprised of bone and cartilage along with ligaments and other multilayered structures. This increases the opportunities for injury. The elderly experience knee pain throughout the year due to osteoporosis, joint degeneration and other reasons. This kind of pain and limited mobility are common cases in orthopedic clinics. Young people often go to the hospital due to muscle strains around the knee, ligament tears or fractures caused by sports injuries. Of course, traumatic knee fractures accompanied by ligament injuries are also a kind of knee injury.
Elderly people with arthritis mostly rely only on medications, joint brakes, maintaining warmth, knee braces and other symptomatic treatment. Young people with ligament injuries also need joint brakes and knee protection. Others may require arthroscopic surgery if necessary. The rehabilitation exercises for post-surgery fracture patients also require protective assistance and other exercises.
As a result, knee braces are an irreplaceable aspect of post-knee injury recovery.
The knee brace is made from polyester fiber, nylon, spandex and other lightweight, breathable, and comfortable materials. The metal support bar on both sides can bend forwards and supports the knee. However, this bar limits the knee by allowing it to move only laterally. This kind of knee brace doesn’t affect knee flexion, has a limited impact on daily life after wearing, and is easily accepted by patients.
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