Kinesiology Taping Instructions for Lateral Knee Pain
Lateral knee pain can indicate a number of different root causes. These causes include Runner's Knee or ITBS (Iliotibial Band Syndrome), Lateral Meniscus Tear, Patellofemoral Instability (Lateral Patella Tracking), PFPS (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome), or Arthritis. These conditions often arise due to overuse and include inflammation or irritation of the structures that make up the lateral knee. Each of these conditions has its own well-established treatments that include rest, icing after activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and strength training.
Arthritis -- The cartilage in the knee degenerates and ceases to provide a smooth surface for bones to move along. The lubricating functionality of the joint is negatively affected and causes irregularities in the bone.
Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
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