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What to do if your Knee Hurts when Bending

More than a quarter of adults suffer from regular bouts of knee pain. It’s really no surprise as our knees handle a tremendous amount stress day-to-day.1-2 Scientists have found that for every pound of bodyweight, our knees are subjected to up to seven pounds of pressure when they are bent or in weight-bearing.3 If you’re here, it is because you’ve noticed that your knee hurts when bending it, is painful walking down stairs and feels uncomfortable while squatting. The fix for this really depends on the diagnosis. Below are some common causes of knee pain.  

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Water on the Knee – Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Water on the knee is characterized by the accumulation of fluid and inflammation around the knee joint. When this occurs your knee may appear puffy and larger than usual. You may also find that it feels stiff and painful when you place weight on it and is sore to the touch. All of this can cause discomfort while walking up and down stairs, kneeling, and squatting. If you are experiencing symptoms of water on the knee you should consult your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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Cortisone Shots in the Knee – Do They Really Work?

Are you considering getting cortisone shots in your knee? Although cortisone (corticosteroid) injections have been used for the past fifty years, some physicians are concerned that they may have adverse long-term side effects. Despite this, many patients experience significant pain relief from corticosteroid shots – depending on your circumstances this treatment may be right for you.

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Knee Pain on the Front of Your Joint? Learn Why.

If you are active and value mobility there is nothing worse than crippling knee pain. It worsens your quality of life and if not addressed properly it can become a recurring problem. Knee pain on the front of the joint (anterior knee pain) is a common complaint, particularly for those who are physically active. The first step to ridding yourself of this nagging issue is determining the underlying cause.

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