Knee pain relief for acute injuries may require medication, physical or occupational therapy, prescription medications, or even surgery. The largest joint in the body, the knee joins the upper leg bone or femur with the lower leg bones of the tibia and fibula.
Patients seeking knee pain relief from acute injuries usually remember the source of their knee problems. Sprains and strains to the tendons and ligaments in the knee cap are particularly painful and limit mobility.
Other acute injuries that require knee pain relief include tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MLC). Typically, surgery is required and followed by physical therapy.
Kneecap dislocation and knee joint dislocation are other types of acute injuries that interfere with movement and require non-surgical knee pain relief.