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The Perils of Knee Pain

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knee-arthritisSummer bring activity and activity sometimes causes injury. A lot of times in your knees. Whether it’s due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to keep an eye on what is actually causing knee pain. 

To start, the knee supports motions such as walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning. Several parts help the knee to do its job, including:

  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons

Any of these parts are susceptible to disease and injury which can lead to severe knee pain. 

The common causes of severe knee pain can be broken down into five categories: trauma, infection, metabolic, degenerative, and connective tissue disorders. These are just a few of the common causes of knee pain. Any knee pain should be evaluated by a trained medical professional who can perform tests to determine the direct cause of pain.

A medical professional could ask the following questions about a patient’s knee pain:

  • When did the pain start?
  • How did the pain start?
  • Is the pain linked to an injury?
  • How severe is the pain?
  • How has the pain changed over time?
  • What makes the pain worse and what makes it better?
  • What treatment has been used so far?
  • Has this ever happened before?

Talk to your doctor if you’re having knee pain. That’s what we are here for.

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