Common Causes of Knee Pain - A Blog From Dr. Rene Pulido

Common Causes of Knee Pain

August 4, 2022

Knee pain is an extremely common injury for many people, especially athletes. The most frequent reasons for knee pain include inflamed or damaged ligaments, damage to the cartilage, and runners knee. In addition, other situations may be the reason for knee pain. These include bone chips, bursitis, and a partially dislocated kneecap.

Diseases such as Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Medial Plica Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteoarthritis, and Tendonitis are also causes of knee pain.

Treatments for knee pain include resting the knees, putting ice/ heat on your knee, putting a bandage around your knee to reduce swelling. Put your feet up, take non-prescription medication to reduce the swelling and practice exercises that will strengthen and stretch your knee. Please seek a doctor’s advice before attempting any exercises.

Many people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems. But it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Knee problems and injuries most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects.

Knee joint function

It enables hinge and rotating movements as the connection between the upper and lower leg. This means that we can not only bend the lower leg backward but also rotate the lower leg and foot towards the upper leg.

Two menisci located between the upper and lower leg bones in each knee, one on the right and one on the left side.

The kneecap serves the transmission of force while extending the knee and protects the internal regions of the joint.

This smooth, firm and elastic layer ensures that the knee moves easily and without friction.

Both of these ligaments have significant importance for the stability of the joint. Furthermore, the medial and lateral ligaments of the knee are important for it to be precisely guided through the full range of motion of the knee.

Aside from that, adequately trained muscles are quite imperative for good knee joint function. They also ensure support and stability. Muscles which are too weak often lead to knee problems.


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