Why Do My Knees Hurt All the Time?

Whether it’s dull or sharp pain in your knees, it can be a sign of a serious problem and can get worse as you perform your daily activities (walking, running, climbing the stairs, getting in and out of the car). It’s important to get it assessed and diagnosed as soon as possible so you’ll know the root cause. Here are some of the most common causes of acute and chronic knee pain:

  • Osteoarthritis (caused by degeneration and deterioration of joint)
  • Tendinitis (pain that gets worse often when taking the stairs)
  • Bursitis (due to injury or overuse of the knee)
  • Gout (caused by uric acid build-up)
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Dislocation (could be the result of trauma or sudden awkward movement)
  • Torn ligament (one of the knee’s four ligaments might get torn)

There are other causes but to accurately determine the reason for your knee pain requires a thorough assessment from qualified professionals.

How does knee pain get worse

Without a timely assessment and prompt treatment, the pain can get worse and sometimes even become intolerable due to:

  • Chronic inflammation leading to local tissue changes
  • Continued overuse (perhaps you always take the stairs or you’re active in sports)
  • Sub-optimal posture or form (this can put an additional strain to your knees and overload the tissue)

The pain may come and go but there might come a time when the pain becomes constant or intolerable or it can severely limit your motions and activities.

Here at Peak Health Services we can take a look at your knees and figure out why it’s hurting. We take a detailed and comprehensive approach so that the root cause will be dealt with. Our physiotherapists have extensive experience in injury and postural rehabilitation, management of musculoskeletal conditions and biomechanical running assessments. After determining the root cause, we then design a comprehensive treatment that considers your age, lifestyle and specific requirements, it’s what we do and we love doing it!

The treatment program may include massages and exercises. We work closely with patients so that exercises are being done properly and promptly. This is important because compliance can make a huge difference to recovery times and how fast your knees will get better.