Knee

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How to Treat Jumper’s Knee

Jumper’s knee might feel like an inconvenience, but it’s important to stay off of the knee and let it heal. Wrap the knee and take ibuprofen to reduce the swelling. If other conservative treatments such as elevating the knee or applying an ice pack don’t improve your knee, get a medical diagnosis and treatment plan.(…)

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How to Treat Knee Inflammation

If your knee is red, swollen, sore, or warm to the touch, it is inflamed. Inflammation in the knee can be caused by a lot of different conditions, such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, or an injury to the muscles or tendons around the knee. Once the knee is injured, inflammation begins as the knee starts(…)

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How to Stretch Your Knee

The knee is a complex joint where many major muscles intersect. While you cannot really stretch your knee, you can relieve a stiff knee by stretching your thighs and calves. If you have stiff knees, you might get relief by stretching all of the leg muscles that support them. Start with gentle movements that work(…)