Knee pain can be debilitating. When you run, walk or even go down a step, most of your weight goes right through your knee joints.
This weight will put stress on the knee and if you step the wrong way or seemingly do nothing at all, pain can arise. Most people will suffer from it at some point during their life.
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When your knees are aching or you are avoiding certain activities because of pain, it is time to take a new approach. Severe pain should result in a doctor’s visit, but if you aren’t the type to go to a doctor and rather do your research first, we have compiled a list of the 7 best resources on the Internet.
Lets’ take a look at these highly respected, well-known resources.
WebMD is always a great resource for health issues and pain. Their pain management section has a special page dedicated to just knee pain. The best part about this resource is that there is an interactive way to check your symptoms.
Viewers simply answer a few questions and the site determines the issues you may be facing. Once you go through these steps, you can:
- Read about home treatment options
- Learn about prevention and further damage
The end of this great resource provides readers with the knowledge they need to prepare for their appointment with a doctor.
The Mayo Clinic is a highly touted resource that provides visitors with everything they need to know about knee pain, conditions and diseases. The great thing about this resource is that you start from the mere definition of knee pain all the way down to prevention.
This resource includes:
- Treatments and drugs
- Home remedies
- Tests and diagnosis information
You will also find an alternative medicine section as well as a prevention section which should be viewed to understand how to properly care for your knee in the future.
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This is a resource meant to prepare you for medical treatment and is a great place to start before heading to a doctor.
Another well-known resource for health and injuries. MedicineNet.com provides 3 great pages that discuss just this issue including why it occurs and the common circumstances resulting in knee pain.
Once readers have read through the why section, treatment options are discussed. While light on the actual medicines used for treatment, this resource does go in-depth with therapy, injections, and surgery and replacement options.
Common at-home treatments are discussed as well as the prognosis for knee pain sufferers.
MedlinePlus is a government ran resource which provides you with the following:
- Causes: A full list of causes with further information for certain conditions.
- Home Care: Care that anyone can do as well as braces sufferers can wear, pain relievers and elevation options.
This resource also explains when you should visit a doctor and what to expect when visiting a doctor’s office. For a fast overview all on one page, this is the ideal resource to choose.
Unlike the other resources, Healthline doesn’t provide the basic info. After all, you know you have pain and you simply want to know why. Right? Well, if this is the case, Healthline is the recommended choice.
Working off of your symptoms, this resource lists 27 possible reasons why it may be present. All of the most common ailments are covered and with just one click you are brought to a full description of the injury, why it occurs and what you can do about the pain you are feeling.
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The great part about Healthline is that it covers all of the reasons why you may have knee pain, but it can be difficult to determine which resource to choose based on names alone.
If you have an idea of what is causing your pain or you want to do thorough research into the subject, this is the choice for you.
Forbes made a huge transition from just money to now everything else including how not to waste your money. If you are suffering from knee pain, this article will help you not waste your money, but it is not extensive despite its length.
This article is meant to debunk a CNN article that discusses knee pain and a few alternative measures that may be taken. Ideally, this is something you will want to read before choosing to spend money on acupuncture or alternative medicines.
Everything from supplements, injections and even acupuncture are discussed within this article. Unfortunately, most alternatives simply do not work.
Offered by Cleveland Clinic. There are really two resources available here that we will want to discuss.
First, the website offers a brief, but informative piece on common causes, where and when you will feel pain as well as how to keep your knees strong all year long. The issue with this resource is that the meat of the resource is not listed on the initial page. Instead, you will need to download a free knee pain treatment guide.
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This guide walks readers through common injuries, what conditions may be causing you pain and what treatments are recommended.
There is everything from braces to doctors and surgery listed and discussed.
The only downside is you will need to fill in your information before downloading the guide. However, it is well worth the email or two you will receive.