Managing your Knee Pain
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Knee pain is an extremely common problem, and can occur throughout adult life. There are a number of reasons why knee pain develops, most of which are not serious and can easily managed with exercise and lifestyle advice.
The getUbetter app is a really useful tool, designed to help you manage your shoulder pain, and guide your recovery day-by-day. It offers you a symptom checker, management advice as well as video exercises. It also advises you when you may need to seek further help, and connects you to your local health service.
Below are a list of other resources, backed by research designed to support you in taking action and helping you ease your pain. The advice and exercises outlined are safe to start at home unless otherwise indicated by a healthcare professional:
Knee Pain in Younger Adults
In young adults, as many as 1 in 3 will experience knee pain at some time or other. This is charactarised by pain in response to loading of the knee cap which can arise due to many factors, but is most commonly associated with sudden changes in activity. This is not a sinister condition and in most cases will resolve with adaptation of irritable activities and a gradual return to normal activity.
Knee Pain Later in Life
Whilst not all knee pain is caused by osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common cause of knee pain in older adults.