Knee pain is a very common problem that affects people of all ages. Often pain is caused by a trauma or everyday activities. There are many different causes of knee pain and most knee pain can easily improve with simple management and exercise and will not require surgery.
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Knee OA ( osteoarthritis )
This is very common and can cause stiffness, swelling and pain in the knee joint. There are many ways you can help yourself. Good weight control, exercising regularly, pacing activities, using pain killers or gels when needed.
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Anterior knee pain or patella femoral joint pain
This refers to pain coming from the front of the knee. You may suffer with pain when going up and down stairs, stiffness when sitting for long periods and clicking can be common. Factors such as weakness, weight, poor biomechanics or muscle tension can be why pain takes longer to resolve. Physiotherapists can help with this condition to look at your biomechanics and see if there are any muscle imbalances.
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