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Managing Knee Pain

Being one of the largest joints in the body, the knee can experience pain due to a range of

 factors. Whether its' overuse, cartilage degeneration, bio-mechanical flaws, stretched ligaments or surrounding muscle strains, there are multiple factors than can influence knee pain. In general some pain management principles may assist in giving comfort.

Tips to managing knee pain

Athletes Gel-managing knee pain

  • Where there is  significant pain, swelling and bruising seek medical attention.
  • Apply RICE treatment principles of rest, ice,compression and elevation. 
  • Low impact and aquatic therapy may help to alleviate mild pain.
  • Contrast hot and cold therapy over the knee may assist in reducing pain.
  • Reduce inflammation and relieve pain by resting and applying ice to the knee.