Knee pain is one of the common problems. It can happen due to different knee condition or due to any knee injury. The inside of your knee is called the medial knee. It is one of the complex joints in your body and it can get injured very easily. The most common reason that you might face pain in the medial knee is the deterioration of cartilage. If you are facing the problem in excess like you are not able to move freely or do your own work then you have to get knee surgery.
Causes of inner knee pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
It is an autoimmune disease that can cause knee pain. This also results in redness and swelling in the joints. The people who are experiencing the problem of RA will face severe knee pain in the morning but it gradually decreases after that. The doctor might suggest you knee replacement if the problem continues for a long time.
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
This condition breaks down the cartilage which makes the bone in your joins to grind together. You will experience knee pain when you put pressure on your knees such as sitting down, walking up and down from the stairs. Basically, putting pressure on the joints will make the problem more severe and you have to get knee replacement surgery to treat the problem.
- Medial plica irritation
Your inner knee is covered by medial plicae. They are basically small folds in the joint lining. Regularly flexing your knee can irritate the plicae. The folds get thick and they get stuck between the bones. You will also experience cracking sound and locking knees.
- Knee Contusion
Sometimes you might fall hard due to which you could bruise your knee. This problem is referred to as a knee contusion which also results in inner knee pain.
Treatment for inner knee pain
Some of the ways in which you can treat the problem at home. Minor pain can be treated with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Avoid activities that might result in knee pain. Apply ice on the affected area for 3 times for twenty minutes. Use a compression bandage to wrap around your knee. To get rid of swelling you can take anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil). If the problem persists for more than 3 days then should consult the doctor.
Some of the other methods of treatment are physical therapy, surgery, and steroid injection.
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