What Causes Knee Pain?
First and foremost, we need to understand that knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions. It’s common because the knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage. However, the function is in taking full body weight and force when running or jumping.
However, when a knee becomes injured or diseased, the patient can experience severe pain. Unfortunately, it’s common for this to limit mobility. Knee pain can originate from any of the bones compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, and fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the meniscus (ligaments and cartilage of the knee).
When determining the cause of knee pain, it is usually comprised of three types, such as:
- Injury: a broken bone or fracture, torn ligament, or meniscus tear.
- Medical Conditions: arthritis or infections.
- Overuse: osteoarthritis, patellar syndromes, tendinitis, and bursitis.