Knee Pain

Highlights

  • - Why your knees are prone to injury
  • - How you can treat knee pain
  • - Questions for your doctor

Knees are among the most important joints in your body. They keep you mobile and make a range of activities possible. So when you start to feel pain, it’s a good idea to find out why and to treat it quickly.

The Basics of Knee Pain

Your knees support the weight of your body and provide stability as well as a “hinge” to help keep your body moving. But between standing, walking, running, jumping, crouching and turning, it’s easy to see how there are plenty of ways to sustain injury. Whether you’re suffering from arthritis or you’ve injured yourself, it’s good to know what treatment options are available to reduce the pain.

Treatment Options

Luckily, there are several non-invasive treatments that work extremely well at managing joint pain. Here are just a few that are easy to apply:

Rest and elevation — Taking it easy will often allow the joint to heal, while keeping the injured joint elevated at a level higher than the heart can reduce swelling.

Ice and compression — Compressing the area with bandages, in addition to applying ice 3 to 4 times a day for 10 minutes at a time, can keep swelling to a minimum.

Exercises and stretching — Your doctor or physical therapist can help you develop an exercise program. It will likely include stretching, strengthening, range of motion and aerobic exercises.

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Talking to your Doctor

When discussing knee pain with your healthcare professional, it’s always a good idea to have a few questions prepared, such as:

  • Can you tell me exactly what’s causing this pain?
  • How long can I expect this pain to last?
  • How will treatment of my knee pain affect other medications I may be taking?
  • Can you recommend a physical therapist or alternative treatment provider that can help?
  • What exercises can I do to help relieve my pain and strengthen my knee?

If the Shoe Fits

Wear shoes that fit properly and are in good condition. This will help maintain balance and leg alignment and could
prevent knee problems.


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Highlights

  • - Why your knees are prone to injury
  • - How you can treat knee pain
  • - Questions for your doctor

Knees are among the most important joints in your body. They keep you mobile and make a range of activities possible. So when you start to feel pain, it’s a good idea to find out why and to treat it quickly.

The Basics of Knee Pain

Your knees support the weight of your body and provide stability as well as a “hinge” to help keep your body moving. But between standing, walking, running, jumping, crouching and turning, it’s easy to see how there are plenty of ways to sustain injury. Whether you’re suffering from arthritis or you’ve injured yourself, it’s good to know what treatment options are available to reduce the pain.

Treatment Options

Luckily, there are several non-invasive treatments that work extremely well at managing joint pain. Here are just a few that are easy to apply:

Rest and elevation — Taking it easy will often allow the joint to heal, while keeping the injured joint elevated at a level higher than the heart can reduce swelling.

Ice and compression — Compressing the area with bandages, in addition to applying ice 3 to 4 times a day for 10 minutes at a time, can keep swelling to a minimum.

Exercises and stretching — Your doctor or physical therapist can help you develop an exercise program. It will likely include stretching, strengthening, range of motion and aerobic exercises.

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Interested in learning
how Aleve can help manage
your body pain?

Read Maria’s story to find out more, and check out our products page to find out which Aleve product is right for you.

Strength to Last 12 Hours. Use as Directed.

Talking to your Doctor

When discussing knee pain with your healthcare professional, it’s always a good idea to have a few questions prepared, such as:

  • Can you tell me exactly what’s causing this pain?
  • How long can I expect this pain to last?
  • How will treatment of my knee pain affect other medications I may be taking?
  • Can you recommend a physical therapist or alternative treatment provider that can help?
  • What exercises can I do to help relieve my pain and strengthen my knee?

If the Shoe Fits

Wear shoes that fit properly and are in good condition. This will help maintain balance and leg alignment and could prevent knee problems.

Read more Back
and Body tips >