Swollen Knee and Pain?
Any number of things can be responsible for a Swollen Knee, these can include, arthritis, accidents, sports injury, underlying diseases or conditions such as gout.
What ever is responsible it should not to be treated as a normal occurance, your knees play a large part in giving you a good quality of life and any swelling or unexplained pain should be taken seriously and you should seek medical advise.
Swollen Knee Causes?
A Swollen Knee can become painful to bend and the fluid causing the swelling can make it difficult to bend or straighten. After a knee injury, bruising maybe appear and walking or bearing weight on it may be impossible. Generally, it pretty much becomes very difficult to carry on with your normal activities and in the worse case scenario you maybe unable to walk until the swelling and the pain subsides.
Simple and obvious stuff especially when it comes to sports or accidental injuries, but some Swollen Knee problems are chronic, which you probably know is, a persistent or long term disease or condition. Now these can come in many guises and can be quite painful and debilitating. A quick google search would reveal the main culprits:-
Generally if the knee is damaged or suffering from an underlying condition, fluid will accumulate around the knee joint, this give the appearance of swelling, sometimes this is commonly referred to as ‘Water on the Knee’ or ‘Fluid on the knee’. It is a perfectly natural reaction of the body’s repair system to surround a damaged area with a protective fluid.
Swollen Knee Pain Connected to Arthritis
- Arthritis – An Inflammation of the joints accompanied by pain and stiffness.
- Osteoarthritis – Most common form of arthritis, which is generally found in older people. This is due to wear and tear of the joint, usually by the wearing down of the protective cartilage (which acts as the knees shock absorber), this can cause the joint bones to rub together causing inflammation stiffness and pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis – Is an acute inflammation of the joints causing painful deformity and stiffness leading to immovable joints. It is where the body’s own immune system attacks the body’s tissue, normally attacking the joints, but it can affect other areas of the body.
- Psoriatic arthritis – An inflammation, pain, and swelling of joints in some people who have psoriasis.
- Gout – Is a painful type of arthritis which can come on very suddenly and can be one of the most painful types of arthritis, caused by build up of uric acid in the bloodstream forming tiny crystals which can tend to form in the joints.
- Bursitis – Swelling and acute pain of the bursa (a little fluidic sack which acts as a cushion between joints, tendons and muscles)
Treatment for a Swollen Knee can vary, dependent on the cause and severity, generally if caused by a sports or accidental injury, medical treatment and rest are the obvious treatments. We are going to be looking at general knee injuries, but mainly we are going to concentrate on the most common reasons for a Swollen Knee, and that is Arthritis.
Arthritis could be regarded as an injury, except in general it tends to build up gradually over longer period of time. It is a chronic condition which causes swelling, pain and reduced movement. So to find out more about what may be affecting your Swollen Knee and some possible Natural and Healthy Arthritis Treatment Remedies, please feel free to peruse the website.