What are the causes of Knee Pain?

What Causes Knee Pain?

Knee pain can affect people of all ages and is very common. Many types of knee pain can be treated at home or with physical therapy. Causes of knee pain include; ¹

  • Injury
  • Mechanical problems, i.e. hip or foot pain
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of muscle strength
  • Overuse of knee, sometimes in sports or occupations
Lower back pain

How to ease Knee Pain

Sometimes, knee pain can be treated at home. If your knee pain is very bad or doesn’t get better after a few days, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice. A doctor may suggest treatments such as physiotherapy or medication depending on what is causing your knee pain. Sometimes they may refer you to the hospital for a scan or specialist treatments. ²

If your knee pain is caused by arthritis, some methods to help reduce pain at home include; ³

  • Low-impact exercises
  • Stretch before and after exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
  • Wear a knee brace

How to reduce your risks of developing Knee Pain

Often, knee pain is caused by a one-time acute injury or repetitive stress on the joint over time. This becomes more common with age. ⁴ Some tips on how to reduce your risks of getting knee pain include; ⁵

  • Stick to low-impact exercise such as swimming. This can help you to strengthen the muscles around your knees and continue to be flexible without putting too much strain on the joints.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can put more strain onto your knees, causing knee pain
  • Make sure you warm up before sports, stretching properly to avoid injury
  • Use good, supportive footwear when walking and if possible avoid walking on rough areas and instead stick to smoothly paved pathes.
  • Consider using shoe inserts to help support your feet when walking
Flarin Ibuprofen Relief for Joint Pain

When joint or muscular pain flares, choose Flarin

Flarin 200mg Soft Capsules are indicated for the relief of rheumatic or muscular pain, joint pain, back pain and for the relief of non-serious arthritis conditions, caused by swelling, stiffness and inflammation of joints. It can also be used for the relief of neuralgia (sharp pain along nerves), dental pain, period pain, feverishness and cold or flu symptoms.

Flarin encases ibuprofen in lipids which help it to travel through the stomach into the small intestine, where it is broken down. It works by blocking the chemicals that cause the pain and inflammation to bring effective relief from joint pain.