Knee Pain: Symptoms and Solutions

What is Chronic Knee Pain?

Chronic knee pain is referred to as long-term pain in one or both knees. Symptoms of chronic knee pain vary depending on the cause of the pain.

It’s important to know that temporary and chronic knee pain are very different. Temporary knee pain is often caused by an injury that later heals. Chronic knee pain is generally here to stay and doesn’t always start with one specific accident or injury. This type of knee pain is commonly caused by physical conditions or diseases.

What Causes Chronic Knee Pain?

Contributing factors of chronic knee pain include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, or other auto-inflammatory diseases
  • Infections
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Obesity
  • Tendinitis
  • A tumor
  • Bursitis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Meniscus Tear

In addition to the contributing factors above,  there are also a number of issues that can worsen chronic pain:

  • Infection
  • Overuse
  • Sprains
  • Not warming up before physical activity
  • Direct injuries to the knee

How Do You Treat Chronic Knee Pain?

Unfortunately, there isn’t one correct answer to this question as everyone is different. It is important to speak to your doctor about the following options and discuss what might work best for you:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Medicine
  • Rest
  • Surgery
  • Injections
  • Applying Ice/Heat

A Compression Knee Sleeve for Support and Pain Relief – Including one Infused with Capsaicin.

What is capsaicin and how is it used for pain relief? 

We’re glad you asked.

Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus Capsicum. By infusing capsaicin into a knee or ankle sleeve, it provides powerful pain relief by increasing blood flow and blocking the brain’s ability to register pain signals from the body. The compression found in the knee sleeve is an added benefit to support the knee. 

Whether you’re dealing with temporary or chronic knee pain, we wish you the best in your journey to lessen or heal the pain. Talk to a doctor to be sure you’re on the right path to better knee health and check out our latest knee sleeves for extra support.

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