Inner Knee Pain after Running: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management
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Inner knee pain, also known as medial knee pain, can make it difficult to walk or run normally.
Although the medical community accepts runner's knee as a generalized pain around your knee that occurs while running, it is referred to as inner knee pain after running.
Inner knee pain is usually intermittent and occurs while running or shortly after running, but it can also occur as a result of any activity that places stress on your knee joint.
Your physician or physical therapist will assess various structures around your knee during the physical examination for inner knee pain.
Walking or running-related inner knee pain can be treated in a variety of ways.
Home Remedies for Inner Knee Pain Home remedies for inner knee pain can help you feel better and increase your mobility.
Ice is commonly used during acute pain or shortly after the onset of knee pain.
Medication: Analgesics and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications can be used to relieve pain and swelling in your inner knee.
It's a good idea to see your doctor if your inner knee pain after running persists.
The majority of cases of inner knee pain improve within a few weeks of onset or after beginning conservative treatment.
Medical Treatments If you have persistent inner knee pain after running, you may need to see your doctor for less invasive pain treatments.
A drug that mimics the lubricant found inside your knee joint can be injected to improve the way your knee's joint surfaces glide and slide past one another, resulting in less inner knee pain.
Knee surgery: If your knee pain persists despite conservative and medical treatment, surgery to correct the problem may be necessary.
If your knee pain is caused by severe osteoarthritis, your surgeon may recommend a partial knee replacement or a total knee replacement.
Having a discussion with your doctor about the best course of treatment for your inner knee pain is an important first step toward getting the care you need.
Inner knee pain that develops during or after running can be difficult to manage.
Read the original article "Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Inner Knee Pain After Running" at https://www.verywellhealth.com/inner-knee-pain-after-running-5090170
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