How to Treat Knee Joint Pain

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Pain in the knee joint, which is right in the center and below the center of the kneecap, is pain where the tibia and femur come together. Find out what can cause knee joint pain with help from a physical therapist in this free video on sports medicine and knee joint pain.

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Hi I'm Tara Pollak, physical therapist at Evolution Physical therapy here to teach you how to treat knee joint pain. The knee joint is right along the center of the knee cap. Maybe just a little bit below or inferior to the knee cap is where the knee joint resides. It's where the tibia and the femur come together to make the knee joint. Pain along the knee joint can be caused by a variety of different conditions, either a strain in the ligament or a tendon. It can be from osteoarthritis. Many conditions can produce knee joint pain. So there's lots of different ways to treat knee joint pain. I would advice you to seek treatment from a skilled physical therapist so they can help you treat the cause of your knee joint pain appropriately. But usually you can also use ice.That would help to alleviate any kind of discomfort or swelling in the knee joint. A minimum of 10 minutes and the maximum of 20 minutes. You can also do gentle mild exercises. And again your physical therapist can help prescribe these for you. You can also limit your activity so that you are not straining the knee joint very much. Limit how much you are also going up and downstairs or doing any squatting type of activities. I'm Tara and this is how to treat knee joint pain.

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