Pain Management

Knee Pain

Whether caused by injury, ruptured ligament, or a health condition like arthritis, we have you covered with the best treatments and prevention tips for your knee pain.

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Will Knee Replacement Ease Your Pain?

Knee replacement surgery can improve your quality of life and relieve pain — but don't expect it to feel as good as new.

By Laird Harrison

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5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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The Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain

This study found that naproxen — an over-the-counter NSAID medication — ranked most effective for reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis.

By Diane Domina
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What to Know About Joint Replacement Surgery

If you've tried everything to relieve your joint pain, it might be time to consider surgery. Here's what you should know before going under the knife.

By HealthAfter50
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Don't Ignore Your Buckling Knees

If you feel your knees buckling, you could be risking a fall. Here's why you should pay attention to knee instability and some exercises that can help.

By HealthAfter50
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Airport Metal Detectors and Your New Knee

If you’ve had a knee replacement, here’s what you need to know about navigating airport security with a metal joint.

By Laird Harrison
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Activities to Avoid After Knee Replacement

If you've recently had a knee replacement, avoid these overly strenuous or high-impact activities that can increase your risk of knee failure.

By Laird Harrison
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What to Do for Knee Pain

Learn the best ways to use heat and ice to ease knee pain from osteoarthritis.

By HealthAfter50
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Pain In Groin Radiating Down To The Knee?

Question Asked by LC Pain In Groin Radiating Down To The Knee? I’ve got a pain in my groin that shoots down my left leg to my knee–especially when I have to walk. I’ve been in pain for months and saw a doctor, but an MRI and ultrasound said it wasn’t ...

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Targeted Exercises May Help You Avoid Knee Surgery

Are you starting to feel pain in your knee from playing football, basketball, soccer or tennis or being a long-time regular at the step aerobic class? You’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the knee is the larges...

By Dorian Martin
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How to Avoid the Most Common Running Injuries

Life’s too short to run in pain. Here’s how to avoid the most common running injuries, including knee pain and IT band damage.

By Allison Bush

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.