Waking Up With Knee Pain?


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Knee pains are usually nothing dangerous. However, some medical conditions and injuries can make the pain progressively worse and cause disability and serious joint damage. Plus, if you don’t treat the mild pain effectively, you increase your chances of suffering a similar problem in the near future.


There are a few things you can try to soothe the discomfort and pain. For starters, you can do some aerobic exercises. Based on statistics, this is an excellent way to boost flexibility, strengthen the muscles, and allow the knee to have more support. Anything from stretching and lifting can be a good choice.

If you don’t think you can exercise too much because of the pain, apply the “RICE” treatment. It means you should get plenty of rest, apply some ice on the pain, compress the knee, and elevate it at a good height to prevent a flare-up. This is a useful way to decrease the swelling for a little while. Also, you can wear some flat shoes that won’t aggravate the joints.


Depending on what part of the knee is injured, the symptoms will vary. For example, there could be swelling, inflammation, or radiating pain all across the knee. But, if the bone is fractured or the meniscus is torn, the pain will only be centered at the affected area. If you experience a sudden pain on the back of the knee, it could be caused by a Baker cyst.

With that in mind, here are some of the most frequent symptoms patients can experience:

  • Pain in the knee
  • Inability to put weight on the knee (can’t support the body)
  • Limping
  • Trouble bending the knee
  • Trouble walking
  • Instability
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Difficulty extending the knee


According to the Mayo Clinic, there are multiple reasons that can result in knee pain. They can range from arthritis to mechanical issues and injuries.

  • Arthritis – Hundreds of types of arthritis exist; some of them can cause knee pain. They include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, gout, pseudogout, and septic arthritis.
  • Mechanical Issues – Such problems include foot or hip pain, loose body, iliotibial band syndrome, and a dislocated bone.

Injuries – The knee can easily be injured. Depending on how much you’ve hurt your knee, the tendons, ligaments, and sacs filled with fluid (bursae) can get affected. This will hinder the joint’s ability to function.