A variety of issues can cause knee swelling, including injuries and medical conditions such as arthritis. A person can treat some of these causes at home, while other issues require care from a doctor. In some cases, the cause of the swelling is chronic and requires long-term treatment.
Expanding the role of physiotherapists and the value of hard work was given a very public boost thanks to Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid's dramatized non-surgical recovery from a bad knee injury. Tears like the one McDavid suffered to his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which prevents the thigh from sliding off the front edge of the shin bone, are fairly uncommon and are, in most cases, managed without surgery.
A number of recent studies have reported good short-term results following arthroscopic hip surgery. Most of these studies find that people who undergo hip arthroscopy have good pain relief in the months and years to follow surgical treatment. Especially in patients who do not have any signs of arthritis, these results tend to hold up well over time, and people are satisfied with their treatment.
You may have experienced general tightness or discomfort in your hips after sitting in the same place for too long. But hip pain from running is different and may require more specific measures for treatment and recovery. Whether you're a new runner or a seasoned one, hip pain is common. Here's what you should know about recognizing and managing it, according to experts.