Regardless of age and overall health, knee pain can affect anyone at any time. Knee pain can be the result of torn ligaments, torn cartilage, injury, or even overuse. Pain that affects the knee area can even be the result of a medical condition. Oftentimes knee pain resolves on its own, but sometimes no matter the remedy, it can continue to cause issues and impact day to day activities.
Knee pain can affect people of all ages.
The knee is a complex system made up of bones, ligaments, tenders, muscles, cartilage, and fluid-filled sacs called bursae. The primary bones that make up the knee are the tibia (shin bone), femur (thigh bone), and patella (kneecap). Although the structure helps absorb shock when performing activities, the knee joint is still quite vulnerable to injury because it bears a great deal of daily wear and tear.
A knee injury can affect any part of the complex system, but the most common causes come in three main categories:
Knee pain can occur from injury to any of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, or cartilage that make up the knee joint. Common issues are caused by:
Aside from injury, there are also a number of mechanical problems that can cause knee pain.
Arthritis comes in many forms -- over 100 types of arthritis exist! Several forms can affect the knee and cause pain:
Knee pain symptoms may differ and depend on the location as to where the pain is coming from.
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