Knee Injury Topic Guide
Knee Injury: Knee injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or by twisting or stretching of the ligaments, tendons, and surrounding muscles. Knee pain and swelling are common symptoms and signs of a knee injury. Treatment depends upon the type of knee injury but usually incorporates rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Strengthening exercises and physical therapy may also be necessary.
Knee Pain Knee pain has a wide variety of causes and treatments. Home care for knee pain involves protecting the knee from further trauma, in addition to resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the knee. In order to diagnose knee pain, the physician may need to perform a physical exam, get an X-ray, CT scan, MRI, remove fluid, and/or perform blood tests or arthroscopy. Treatment of knee pain depends upon the cause of the knee pain.
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