Our knees are always subjected to tremendous stress and strain throughout our lives. Now, let us see how we can maintain the flexibility of the knee and tackle any problems that might occur and which can be remedied through knee therapy.

Sometimes, our knees are hurt in the sports field and the joints undergo great pain due to acute injuries. From the outside the knee looks like a simple joint. But the knee is the largest and the most complex of the joints in our body. The complexity of this joint is one of the reasons why so many people suffer from persistent and unexplained knee problems. That is why physiotherapists recommend knee therapy to keep our knees in good condition.

The muscles, ligaments and tendons of the knee joints interact precisely to keep your knees in place as you move your legs. Mild ligament sprains usually heal well after a period of rest and knee therapy is recommended if pain persists. Rest, application of ice packs, compression, and elevation are advised by therapists to reduce pain, bruising and swelling of the knees. If you have a more serious sprain, your medical practitioner usually would prescribe a course of pain killers and anti inflammatory drugs or a program of exercises to strengthen the knee joint.

Serious ligament injuries in the knee joint are unlikely to heal by themselves. Such injuries may require extensive knee therapy to repair the damage to the knee joints. Rheumatoid arthritis or an infection also may be the likely cause of water in the knee which usually clears up on its own if the joint is rested. One of the other causes of knee pain is the inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that help your tendons and ligaments to glide smoothly over the knee joint. This causes pain and tenderness on the inside of your knee, right below the joint.

This condition results from prolonged periods of kneeling and is most exhibited in people who do not wear knee protection devices when kneeling down. Excess weight accounts for around half of all surgical procedures to repair the cartilage of the knee joint. Strong muscles will protect you knee joints from excessive injuries and help you to avoid injuries to the knee joint before they occur. A good exercise program complemented by a professional knee therapy program is probably the best remedy to reduce the pain and rehabilitate knee joints that are injured.

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