Patellar femoral pain is basically associated with the front of the knee. It is a common syndrome occurs in athletes, teenagers, and manual laborers. It can be caused by a knee injury, excess weight, and softening, or roughening of the cartilage under the kneecap. This condition can be treated by avoiding exercises like squatting and the keeping the knee in a bent position for long periods of time. If necessary, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery is advised for pain relief.
Meniscal Tear (Torn Meniscus)
Torn Meniscus is a condition when the knee is damaged from the inside. The medial and lateral menisci are disk-shaped pieces of cartilage, which t act as shock absorbers for the thighbone (femur). They can be injured or become dysfunctional due to overuse and/or aging. Small tears can be cured by non-surgical treatments like temporary knee brace and rehabilitation. For large tears (1-2 centimeters), the doctor may suggest surgery.
Runner’s Knee is a common condition among runners and athletes. The symptom of this ailment includes aching pain around the kneecap. It is caused by a fall or a blow to the knee, problem with the feet, or weak thigh muscles. The pain can be treated by resting and icing the knee. Elevating the knee on a pillow and taking anti-inflammatory drugs can also help. Surgery may be needed in severe cases.
Jumper’s knee frequently occurs in athletes involved in sports with jumping activities such as basketball, volleyball, high and long jump, etc. The symptoms of this ailment include pain only after activity, as well as during and after activity. Treatment includes resting and icing the knee, and doing stretching and strengthening exercises. Ultrasound or phonophoresis can also help in decreasing the pain. In case of complete tendon tear, surgical repair may be required.
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