The key to treating many types of knee pain is to quickly break the cycle of inflammation that starts immediately after an injury. When your knee is injured, your body releases substances that can lead to inflammation, more damage, and thus more inflammation! You can break the inflammation cycle by using over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory medicines and P.R.I.C.E., a self-care treatment method.
Protection of the knee
- Compression or bandage
Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve), can help relieve pain and reduce swelling.
Call Riverside Ask-A-Nurse at (757) 595-6363 or 1-800-675-6368 for additional help with questions about your injury.