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Causes of knee roughness during pregnancy

Causes of knee roughness during pregnancy

Joint pain, especially knee roughness, is one of the most difficult pains, especially during pregnancy, and the pregnant woman feels double pain as a result of the change in hormones and the increase in

 the size of the fetus pressing on the spine and joints of the body, and since the knee is the main support for the movement of the body, we will talk in this article about the causes of knee roughness in pregnant women and ways treat it.

Causes of knee roughness when pregnant:


Knee joint inflammation

The inflammation of the knee joint is the inflammation of the ligaments and inflammation in the knee joint resulting from the erosion of cartilage, which makes you feel pain, especially when going up and down stairs.

Falling on the knee

One of the causes of knee roughness is the frequent fall on the knee, causing rupture of cartilage and ligaments.


There are some young pregnant women who suffer from knee pain due to weight gain, as weight gain puts pressure on the spine and knee, causing pain in them.

Some immune diseases

Such as gout and rheumatism, which later affects the joints of the body, especially the knee.

Knee pain symptoms:

Pregnant woman feeling hot on the skin.

A sound comes out of the knee when moving it.

Knee swelling.

Inability of the pregnant woman to bend the knee.

Methods of treating knee roughness:

1. Make sure to exercise in a way that is commensurate with the knee pain, and here it is preferable to do exercises under the supervision of a specialized trainer.

2. Be careful not to carry heavy objects.

3. Take care to make your body a harmonious body in order to relieve the pain you suffer in the knee area.

4. Using natural oils and massaging them for the knee area, such as coconut oil and others.

5. Putting cold compresses on the knee area in order to reduce the pain incurred by it.

6. Try to raise the knee by placing it on a pillow in order to reduce its swelling.

7. Not wearing high shoes.

8. Take anti-inflammatory medications, but under the supervision of a specialist doctor.

9. Be careful not to go up and down the stairs continuously and repeatedly. 

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