Knee pain can be a major disruption in everyday life, but it doesn't have to be. If you're experiencing pain in the inner part of your knee, there are a few alternative treatments that can help reduce the symptoms. Taking a break from your normal activities and applying ice can help reduce inflammation and pain. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve arthritis and other types of pain.
In cases of a severe strain or sprain, physical therapy can help rehabilitate the knee and strengthen it. Massage therapy is also an effective way to relieve trigger points that cause pain spasms. Exercises such as water aerobics can also help reduce pressure on the knees and alleviate pain. If basic home remedies do not alleviate the symptoms, it's important to see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and gout are some of the most common causes of knee pain. The IMPACT Physical Therapy team is here to manage your symptoms and help you regain your full range of motion without pain. Strengthening leg muscles, specifically the quadriceps and hamstrings, is one of the most effective ways to treat and prevent knee injuries. Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) are also common remedies for mild knee pain.
If the pain in the inner part of the knee worsens after several days, or if basic home remedies do not alleviate the symptoms, you should see a doctor. Anyone who has knee pain is receiving medical help should see their doctor again if the problems worsen or if there are problems with treatment, such as a side effect of a medication. Schedule an appointment today to set up a treatment plan for pain inside the knee.