A variety of factors may contribute to knee pain, though it typically stems from a combination of lifestyle choices and your medical condition. Some of the leading causes of knee pain include:
Knee pain can come from four different types of arthritic conditions:
- Septic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Many heavy hitters suffer from injuries during practice and, as a result, suffer from knee pain. If done improperly, physical activity can severely damage the ligaments and tendons surrounding the knee, leaving you with pain for days on end. These injuries include, but are not limited to:
The following joint issues can lead to severe knee pain:
- Iliotibial syndrome
- Kneecap dislocation
- Improper walking due to pain in other parts of the body
- Cartilage or bone breakage
Obesity and being overweight can also trigger knee pain, due to the added pressure the extra weight is putting on your knees.
The team of doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine help you maintain a healthy diet and weight to reduce the risks of joint issues and arthritis, and, in turn, of experiencing knee pain.