Are your knees painful, swollen, stiff, or making popping noises? These are possible symptoms of knee injury, caused by athletic activities, overexertion, old age, or medical conditions, such as arthritis or gout. Aside from seeking medical support, you can use sleeves and braces, such as the FUTURO™ Knee Braces and Supports. They help with the pain and swelling by providing warmth and compression, increasing the blood flow, and stabilising the joint. Other benefits and features include:
Otherwise known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), jumper’s knee, or anterior knee pain.
Patellofemoral pain occurs at the front of your knee when the knee cap rubs against the groove in your femur (the thigh bone)—the abnormal friction causing pain during exercising, walking or running. It affects not only runners, hikers, cyclists, and physically active people, but even those who sit for a living!
A meniscus tear occurs when the cartilage in the knee is torn. It causes pain and swelling and makes bending difficult. Untreated meniscus tears gradually increase in size and lead to complications, such as arthritis. This condition is common among individuals who play soccer, basketball, volleyball, or tennis.
MCL and LCL sprains are when one or more of the ligaments around the knee joint is injured, resulting in pain, swelling and instability. MCL injuries occur in sports where players collide with each other like skiing, hockey, basketball and soccer. Wrestlers are more prone to LCL damage when their legs twist outward in a sudden movement on the mat.
People with cartilage damage experience severe joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and a substantial reduction in mobility. This can result from a variety of causes, such as injuries sustained by falls or traumatic sport-accident, previous knee injuries or wear and tear over time.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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