Signs and Symptoms Associated With Knee Pain
Knee pain does not come alone. It usually has other signs and symptoms that guide the diagnostic process. If you want your doctor to fully understand what you are feeling, the best thing you can do is learn how to describe your experience. We have reviewed above what you need to know to describe knee pain. Now, let’s go through additional signs and symptoms people with knee pain often feel:
- Swelling and inflammation: People with knee arthritis may have pain and swelling in their joints, as well as tenderness around the kneecap. Swelling and inflammation can cause the skin near the knee joint to become red, hot, and painful. When you get this symptom, it is either because the affected structure is close to the skin or because the inflammation is severe enough that it goes through different layers of soft tissue.
- Knee instability: When ligaments and other structures that hold the muscle together are damaged, you will get knee instability as one of the main symptoms. You can feel that your knee tends to give out to pressure, and the capacity to carry heavy weights or sustain leg exercise for an extended period can be compromised.
- Reduced range of motion: Patients with knee problems usually have difficulties moving their legs as they did before. Range of motion assessment can be performed by a doctor, but sometimes the alterations are noticeable, and patients can see by themselves that the knee does not bend or extend as it should.