Take A Look To See What This Might Mean For Your Health!
Every once in a while, we may experience a random bout of pain somewhere in our bodies – mostly around our muscles, joints, and our extremities like our feet, wrists, and hands. Sure, blame it on the weather, blame it on being on your feet all day, or even blame it on overworking yourself at the gym! But if you’ve experienced knee pain, but haven’t experienced any sort of injury to your knee, that may be a hint for you to pay closer attention to the signs that your body is telling you.
So, if you’ve experienced phantom knee pain – specifically around or underneath your kneecap, you should keep reading to gain a closer look at what this might mean for you.
Anterior Knee Pain
If you’ve ever experienced pain in your knee, either around your knee cap or underneath it during or after placing physical stress on the joint, there is a chance that you might have a condition that is often referred to as anterior knee pain.
This type of pain is frequently caused by a slight misalignment of the patella – your kneecap. When this happens, even if it’s slight, you can severely irritate the joint, tendons, and ligaments that you depend on for normal mobility, ultimately leaving you with residual pain that you can’t explain.
In extreme cases, the muscles that are designed to hold your kneecap in place within a groove can pull your patella out of place, leaving you with an instant sharp and shooting pain that ends up lingering around the region for days. Not only does this create tremendous discomfort, but it can become even more damaging to your knees over time.
What’s The Solution?
If you’ve experienced anterior knee pain, then you’re in luck! For many people who experience this type of discomfort, it is possible to self-treat it. In fact, many physical therapists recommend strengthening and stretching out your quadricep muscles to provide increased flexibility that takes stress off of your knees. However, always be sure that if you decide to self-treat, you do not continue to place stress on your injured knee. It has been theorized that weakness or decrease flexibility of your quadricep muscles could contribute to this condition, so if you’re not prepared to engage in more high impact exercises on your knee, you could continue to injure it.
And don’t forget, if self-treating your ailment still isn’t working, you could always pay a visit to a physical therapist. Not only will they provide you with the right type of strengthening and stretching exercises, but they’ll also work with you to further diagnose the cause of the issue, so that you can go on to achieve the pain-free mobility that you’ve been seeking.
If you’ve been experiencing anterior knee pain, we encourage you to reach out to us today. We’re always ready to provide you with a strategy designed to provide you pain relief.