If you're struggling with knee pain, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 14 million adults suffer from severe joint pain.
Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain is very common and, for some people, the pain limits day-to-day activities. For others, it’s just an annoyance. The pain can be in many places and can be caused by a number of different things. To learn more about what could be causing your knee pain, read this article: Most Common Causes of Knee Pain.
When excess fluid accumulates on or around the knee joint, it swells. Doctors call it an effusion and some people call it water on the knee. Sometimes, the swelling and the pain that comes with it will go away with some treatment at home. Other times, a doctor will need to treat it. If you're wondering whether your swollen knees are something you need to seek help for, read this article: How to Care for a Swollen Knee (And When to Seek Help).
Types of Knee Pain
In many cases, ignoring knee pain has catastrophic consequences. Damaged knees can create additional problems in the body and often require surgery. So how do you know when knee pain indicates a serious problem? To learn more about how to categorize your knee pain, and if you need to seek help, read this article: 5 Types of Knee Pain You Shouldn't Ignore.
Bone-On-Bone Knee Pain
Without joints – in the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles - the human body would be incapable of the fluid movement so critical to daily life. If you've received a bone-on-bone diagnosis, you may be thinking that surgery is your only option, but that is not the case. To learn more, read this article: Does Receiving a Bone-On-Bone Diagnosis Mean You Need Surgery?
Considering Knee Replacement Surgery
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Americans undergo about 600,000 knee replacements annually. This popular procedure increased nearly 100% from 2000-2010, but many believe it is over-utilized and that there are important reasons to avoid surgery. Asking these 5 questions will help you decide if Knee Replacement Surgery is right for you. Learn more about what you should know before considering knee replacement surgery with this article: 5 Important Questions to Ask Before Considering Knee Replacement Surgery.
The Dangers of Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement surgery is on the rise. However, studies are showing that total knee replacement operations are often unnecessary and can cause serious complications. Learn more with this article: The Dangers of Knee Replacement Surgery.
Knee Replacement Alternatives
As with any major medical procedure, it is important to gather as much knowledge as you can to decide whether you want to opt for a total knee replacement (TKR). There is evidence in medical research and a growing sense among doctors, both in the United States and internationally, that knee surgery should be approached with skepticism. Learn more with this article: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Total Knee Replacement.
Still in Pain After Your Knee Replacement?
If you've already had knee replacement surgery, but you are still in pain, you are not alone. While total knee replacement is considered a pain-relieving procedure, even the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons says it may not relieve all pain, and there is a possibility of residual stiffness and swelling. Learn more with this article: Still In Pain After Your Knee Replacement? There's Hope.
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