Knee Injuries: what to do?

Knee InjuriesSportsman, athletes, young, adults, women and men we are all aware if it and it is unpleasant as it could be. Even thought of it make someone crippled. And to be very honest, the placement of our knee makes it more prone to get injured. Try to think, it sandwiched between your upper body pressure and the impact it has to resist while walking, running, hopping or fall or jump you take in excitement.

So there could be endless possibility one would come out with possible knee injuries. And without making you more insecure about your surroundings, here are quick tips that could help you in such situation.

Chill:
Yeah! This is the first thing you should do to not make that injury worse the already it is. You can use little support of anything to distress the tension on your knee.

Ice:
Swelling is the first body reaction that happens so it is better and soothing to place ice on that gradually swelling area for at least for 10to20 min. remember one thing; for next 2days, rely on ice-pack treatment 2 or 3 times a day and avoid any hot temperature treatment it could trigger swelling. And if swelling is persistent, then bring back the hot packs.

Keep a Pressure:
No don’t keep it under heavy object! Just wrap it with elastic bandage. And remember, it should be loose enough to keep your knee mobilized not tight as it feel hard as plaster.

Keep it ‘Up’:
No, literally keep it up. Just lay down and keep something beneath your knee that will hold it up till the level of your heart and without causing any stress. Trust me, that above heart level formula works!

Gentle Massage:
If there is anyone there for help ask them to gently massage your knee area. It not only feels soothing and pleasing but it also relive the tension from nerve and muscle tissues.

Smoking:
Whoever come up with the theory that smoking help you feel relaxed and deal with pain more efficiently, represents many mindset. Like he is an avid smoker, he is not making sense at all and if he is your friend, he is not your friend. Myth busted!

Some Un-Prescribed medication:
Thankfully there are some over the counter medication available like Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Ibuprofen, such as Advil or Motrin, Naproxen, such as Aleve or Naprosyn.

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