5 or higher? This article is written for those of you who have terrible knee pain, the kind of pain that is so severe that you need to find answers now.
(If you have minor knee pain, then look for another of our knee brace articles that touches on these topics).
Really severe knee pain can be caused by a lot of different things.
ACL tears, MCL tears, meniscus tears - you name it! Sometimes when you have a degenerative condition then gradually your pain can get really bad too.
Sometimes, a blow to the knee can happen.
Some of you may play contact sports, such as football or rugby, and you already know what we are gonna say.
All it takes is one accidental (or not so accidental) blow to your knee and you are in deep trouble.
Listen, we hope you never have any knee pain issues, but if you are here right now, we are guessing that you are having a heck of a time with your knee currently, and you need to start solving your knee pain issues.
Your options: 1.
) Do nothing - Just continue on with life as usual.
) Rest 3.
) Ice 4.
) Surgery 5.
) Use a well designed knee brace for added support If you look at this list some of these options will make more sense for you than others...
If your knee pain is severe, then chances are that rest and ice will not solve your problems.
Hey, we hope that rest and ice will solve your problems...
But, what if they don't? Your next option is surgery.
Yes, surgery can be a great option depending on what kind of knee pain issues you have going on.
The downsides to knee surgery are that you may have to endure an invasive surgical procedure, and your wallet might also have to endure this invasive surgical procedure as well.
The two can go hand in hand if your insurance does not cover all the costs.
Lastly, we would like to talk about knee braces.
The use of a well designed knee support can be the answer that you are looking for.
The brace itself does not heal you, but they can help provide meaningful support, help maintain proper knee alignment, and reduce knee pain.
All of these benefits can help promote healing for you.