In addition to back pain, knee pain is one of the most common complaints in adults and young athletes. In order to properly treat and recover, it is important to understand the causes and symptoms of knee pain more clearly. Diet and some anti-inflammatory supplements can help reduce symptoms and pain.
Knee injuries are a common cause of knee pain, but you don’t have to fall, trip, or bump yourself to injure your knees. Arthritis, local inflammation, osteoporosis, certain sports like running, and repetitive movements are possible causes of knee pain.
The most common symptoms of knee pain
Knee pain describes any type of ailment that affects the knees. It is common for knee pain to be accompanied by other symptoms affecting the legs, including:
– Swelling around the knee
– Ailments that worsen when walking or doing other exercises
– Inability to put weight on the knee
– Stiffness and reduced mobility of the knee, e.g. B. Difficulty extending and bending the knee
– Weakness of the affected leg
– Redness and warmth around the patella
– Limited range of motion in the knees
– Unusual noises when moving the knee, e.g. B. Crackling
The most common causes of knee pain:
– Leg injuries, including all injuries involving cartilage, ligaments and tendons
– Arthritis, which may include rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease that affects the joints) or osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis that usually affects older adults).
– Biomechanical problems, such as B. Poor physical condition, muscle compensations that cause the kneecap to move from its optimal position
– Gout, characterized by the formation of crystals containing uric acid or calcium in the joints
– One or more small bone or cartilage fragments break off and remain floating in the joint space of the knee
– Infections that can cause fluid retention and swelling, such as B. septic arthritis
An anti-inflammatory diet to prevent knee pain
Good nutrition is important to overall joint health for several reasons: it helps you maintain a healthy weight (which relieves pressure on your joints), reduces inflammation, improves post-workout recovery, and reduces likelihood that you will develop arthritis or osteoporosis.
Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in vitamin C and antioxidants such as leafy greens, carrots, peppers, berries, onions, broccoli, garlic, asparagus and cabbage Omega-3 fats from wild-caught fish, especially healthy salmon . Other sources of healthy dietary protein include organic poultry and fish such as sardines or mackerel and organic eggs Include healthy fats such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds in your diet Include or avoid antioxidant herbs and spices in your meals excessive sugar, hydrogenated oils (margarine), processed/refined grains (white flour, processed meats and fast foods).
Some anti-inflammatory supplements and helpful tips
Certain herbs and supplements may help reduce inflammation and aid in recovery from injury or limit the progression of degenerative joint disease. The best supplements for knee pain are:
– Turmeric – Glucosamine and Chondroitin – Collagen – Omega-3 fatty acids
Of course, if the pain persists, consult a doctor, osteopath, or chiropractor in your area.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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