Knee Injury Pains

Written by Sierra Rein
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Knee injury pains are some of the most excruciating to be felt by an individual. With every step, the knee is pressurized and strained by the entire weight of the body. And, because we use our knees to walk and balance ourselves, knee injuries are very tough to heal.

The knee joint is the largest in the entire body and is vulnerable to a number of different injuries. The most common occurrences of knee joint damage occur in sports that require a lot of stopping, starting and direction changes. The ACL and MCL (otherwise known as the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments) can be literally torn through missteps and hyper-extensions of the knee joint.

Dealing with knee injury pains takes a combination of preventative and reactive measures. Wearing a knee brace during play will keep pressure off the area and will maintain the placement of the ligaments and patella. If the knee has been worked hard during the day, it is a good idea to head the pain off and place an ice pack or cold wrap therapy pad on the knee for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

For Extreme or Chronic Knee Injury Pains

The most effective way to combat knee injury pains and increase the area's rate of recovery is to apply the R.I.C.E. therapy technique, which stands for "Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation." The knee should be kept off the floor and elevated by placing the leg on a pillow or chair while seated. A compression cold pack can then be wrapped around the knee to reduce pain and swelling and keep the blood from pooling in the area.


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