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Knee Joint Pain – Causes and Treatment

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Whether it’s a dull ache or a sharp pain, knee pain is a common problem in older adults. One study of adults over 50 found that one in four suffers from knee pain. And, nearly two-thirds had some type of knee pain during the 12-year study period. Knee joint pain is often caused by overuse. Pain in the knee joint may often be due to a form of arthritis. It may also be due to bursitis, tendonitis, sprain, or fracture.  Knee pain is a very common complaint. While painful and frustrating, the good news is that many causes of knee pain are often very treatable.

Arthritis and Knee Joint Pain

The two most common types of arthritis that affect the knee joint are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis develops as a result of “wear and tear” of the cartilage in the knee. This type of arthritis is more common in people over the age of 50. As knee cartilage deteriorates, pain develops. It often gradually escalates from a sharp pain that worsens with knee movement to a constant dull, aching pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where a person’s immune system attacks multiple joints in the body. Pain, swelling, redness, and warmth over the kneecap may develop. Unlike osteoarthritis, knee pain from rheumatoid arthritis tends to improve with an increase in activity.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes the joints to become inflamed, which leads to pain and stiffness. RA often begins in the hands and feet first. It often affects the same joints on both sides of your body.  Articular cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones. It allows the joints to move smoothly. As we age, it gradually decreases. That is when knee joint pain may begin to appear.

Other Causes of Joint Pain in the Knee

There are four primary ligaments in your knee—two collateral ligaments and two cruciate ligaments. A direct blow to the knee or a fall can cause injuries to these ligaments. Usually, a popping noise is heard, along with sudden swelling, and a giving out of the knee with this type of injury.

Patellar tendonitis refers to inflammation of the patellar tendon. This is a large tendon that connects your kneecap to the top of your shinbone. Patellar tendonitis is more common in people who engage in sports or activities that require frequent running and jumping. Often times, people with this condition describe a constant dull pain that becomes sharp with activity.

Prepatellar bursitisYour prepatellar bursa is a fluid-filled sac. It is located right over the kneecap. Prepatellar bursitis is when the bursa becomes inflamed. It is most commonly caused by people who frequently kneel, like gardeners, plumbers, or floor installers.

Less common knee joint pain could be from an infection, gout, bone spurs, kneecap fracture, knee cysts, or tumor. These maladies would need to be diagnosed by a medical professional.

Home Remedies for Knee Joint Pain 

  • Weight management – Follow a healthy diet with anti-inflammatory foods.
  • Physical activity, including yoga, walking, cycling, and water exercise. Exercise and stretching are also an essential part of arthritis treatment. 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or aspirin, to reduce pain and inflammation can bring temporary relief
  • Prescription medications for more severe pain
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Applying heat and cold pads to relieve pain and swelling
  • Using a cane or walker to help you balance
  • Acupuncture
  • Using a joint pain cream like Motion Lotion can bring relief.
  • Taking an effective joint supplement can help heal the joint and reduce pain.

Joint supplements can help to increase joint mobility, reduce inflammation, support cartilage repair, decrease stiffness, and stimulate lubricating fluids in the elbow joint. 

How Flexcin May Help 

With powerful ingredients like cetyl myristoleate (CM8) and more traditional anti-inflammation ingredients like glucosamine, MSM, bromelain, and collagen, Flexcin is an effective supplement that may help with mobility, inflammation. It can prevent further joint degeneration, and it is also a preventative measure. The Flexcin Motion Lotion is a topical cream that may be safely used to provide relief for symptoms of joint aches and inflammation due to knee joint pain.

At Flexcin we have been making all-natural joint care supplements since the year 2000, and have helped thousands of people find an alternative relief to their joint issues. We provide US-made supplements with powerful ingredients used as alternatives to decreasing swelling and rebuilding damaged tissue. And, we offer it at a no-risk 90-day trial. If you try Flexcin and are unsatisfied with the results after taking it for three months, simply return the empty bottles for a full refund less shipping and handling.


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