There are many different causes of knee pain. A common cause is osteoarthritis, a condition that affects the body’s joints. The surfaces within the joint are damaged so the joint doesn’t move as smoothly as it should. Your doctor will be able to tell you what has caused pain. The info & exercises here are relevant in most cases.
Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen may help. It’s important that you take them regularly and at the recommended dose to help you control the pain and allow you to continue exercising. Don’t wait until your pain is severe before taking painkillers.
You shouldn’t take ibuprofen or aspirin if you’re pregnant or have asthma, indigestion or an ulcer until you’ve spoken to your doctor or pharmacist. Medication can have side-effects so you should read the label carefully and check if you have any queries.
If over-the-counter medication doesn’t work, your doctor may prescribe stronger painkillers or capsaicin cream.
If your knee pain is affecting your activity and is persisting, ask your GP about referral to a physiotherapist
Premier has physiotherapists in your area.
Premier physiotherapists can provide a variety of treatments, help you understand your problem and get you back to your normal activities.