Singapore Knee Specialist Clinic
Knee pain is a pain in the knee joint that can be experienced by all people of all ages. Knee joints include organs susceptible to damage and pain, because of their function in sustaining body weight, especially when someone jumps or runs.
Causes of Knee Pain
There are a number of health conditions that can cause knee pain. Some of them include: Injuries, such as cartilage injuries and damage to the tendon or ligament. Certain diseases, such as osteoarthritis, gout, or tendonitis. Bleeding in joints. Infection, eg septic arthritis.
Symptoms and Complications of Knee Pain
Not all patients will feel the same symptoms when suffering from knee pain. This difference occurs because the cause is different. Some of the symptoms that can accompany knee pain, among them are:
—- Knees that feel stiff or can not be straightened.
—- A clicking sound on the knee.
—- The skin surface in the knee area is reddish and warm to the touch.
—- The knee joint is unstable or weak, or can not withstand the weight of the body.
—- Changes in shape on the knee.
If you feel the symptoms, you should immediately see a doctor to undergo examination. Most of the knee pain that occurs can be handled alone at home. Conversely, there are also some conditions that require medical treatment (eg through surgery), especially in cases of knee pain that cause prolonged pain, joint damage, or even defects if not specifically treated.
Risk Factors Knee Pain
Knee joints include vulnerable parts of the body as well as pain, given its function to sustain body weight. Some things that can increase a person’s risk of experiencing knee pain are:
—–Excessive weight or obesity. This condition will give more weight to the knee, thus increasing the risk of knee pain.
—–Certain types of sports, such as soccer or basketball.
—–Old knee injury
Diagnosis of Knee Pain
In the early stages, the doctor will perform a physical examination on the patient. For example, by examining swelling of the knee and the maximum limit of movement of the sore knee. A more detailed examination will then be recommended to diagnose the cause, such as X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. Through these examinations can be seen bone condition and joints in the patient’s knee.
Blood tests may be recommended if the doctor suspects the patient’s knee pain is caused by an infection or other medical condition, such as gout rheumatic disease.
Treatment and Prevention of Knee Pain
After knowing the cause of knee pain suffered by the patient, our knee specialist then can provide appropriate treatment.
Treatment for knee pain Singapore
++++ Medications, such as analgesics to relieve pain, or injections of corticosteroids, joint lubricants, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to reduce inflammation. PRP is more effective in young patients and patients with mild arthritis.
++++ Physiotherapy to train and strengthen muscles.