Do you suffer from pain in your knee or discomfort but aren’t sure what to do about it? The first thing I would recommend is to visit your GP and ask the following questions. Seeing your GP in the first instance could get the ball rolling with a specialist.
Questions to ask your GP:
- Do you think it’s ligament, muscle or a joint issue with my knee?
- In fact, do you think it’s really my knee? Could it be related to a back or ankle problem and the knee is taking the strain?
- It hurts when I…lunge, squat, twist etc (fill in which activities hurt).
- Would you recommend stretching the muscles around the knee?
- Are there any mobility exercises I could do to aid recovery?
- Would taking certain supplements help with joint mobility, i.e. fish oils, flax seed?
- Should I use a cold compression on the knee – is there any swelling?
- Would massage help?
Your GP may not have all the answers initially but you really need to diagnose the problem correctly. The NHS do have a good referral system in place so it’s well worth a visit rather than just putting up with the pain.
Don’t delay – book an appointment today.