Frequently Asked Questions on Knee Pain

What are the causes of knee pain?
Causes of knee pain may include: 
  • Arthritis
  • Congenital disorders
  • Excess weight
  • Misalignment of the spine
  • Sports injury
  • Trauma (such as torn meniscus, a dislocation or a ligament injury)
  • Weakness in surrounding muscles and soft tissues
What type of injuries cause knee pain?

Knee pain is mostly due to twisting injuries to the knee: ACL, meniscus, or ligament injuries.

What are knee overuse injuries?

Overuse knee injuries may occur with repetitive activities or repeated or prolonged pressure on the knee. Activities like stair climbing, bicycle riding, jogging, or jumping stress the joints and other tissues and can lead to irritation and inflammation.

What is the treatment of knee injuries?

Treatment for a knee pain or injury include first aid measures in case of injuries, rest, bracing, physical therapy, medicine, and in extreme cases surgery.

What is a runner''s knee?

Runner’s knee a combination of several specific disorders, including iliotibial band syndrome (IT band syndrome) and patellafemoral pain syndrome. Runner’s knee is common among runners and may affect any athlete who participates in high impact activities that include a lot of knee bending such as walking, biking, and jumping. It usually causes aching pain around the knee cap.