What to Know When Your Knee Locks Up

"Knee locking" is a fairly common joint ailment that inhibits the ability to move the knee in any direction. Knee locking affects many people each year who seek knee pain remedies so that they can continue with their normal activities.

Knee locking is most commonly caused by some damage to the bone, cartilage, tendons, or ligaments that comprise the overall knee structure. Of these knee components, damage to the meniscus - the cartilage - is the most common cause of locked knees.

The meniscus and the other parts of the joint may cause knee locking for any of the following reasons:

• Age- As we grow older, our knee joints suffer from wear and tear. Eventually, all of this accumulated damage can result in knee locking for which we may seek the best drug for knee pain. One group particularly susceptible to knee wear and tear are "weekend warriors" - the men and women who work during the week, then work out and participate in sports only on weekends.

• Trauma- A blow to the knee, or falling down on the knee can cause floating bone fragments, which can lodge in place and restrict knee movement. Swelling of the knee is a common result of trauma and can result in knee locking.

• Inflammation - There are multiple causes for inflammation, or arthritis, of the knee joint, any of which can cause locked knees. Symptoms of an arthritic knee or knees include pain, stiffness, and instability.

Non-surgical options for locked knees

Knee locking does not automatically mean that surgery, a severe knee pain treatment, is the best remedy for knee pain. Sometimes, knee pain relief can be relieved by rest, specific stretching and exercises, and ice packs.

Another common non-surgical option is the use of over-the-counter knee pain relief tablets such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), however, these may pose serious health risks if combined with anticoagulants.

In severe cases, doctors may prescribe powerful painkillers - opioids - which can lead to harmful addiction if not used correctly. Though opioids may appear to be the best pain reliever for knee pain, they carry significant risks.

Discover the doctor-formulated, natural option for knee pain 

Today, there is a way to get proven relief for chronic knee pain, quickly and easily - without the risk of opioid addiction, and without the risks associated with NSAIDs. ReJoint is a doctor formulated, 100% natural, safe, herbal remedy that can help provide you with the knee joint pain relief you want quickly. For more information call (201) 875-8055. 

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