What Causes Knee Pain?
======================================= Knee Pain is commonly caused by doing too much too soon when you haven’t exercised for a long period of time – especially high-impact aerobics; walking, running or jumping on hard surfaces or uneven ground; excessive running up and down stairs (When you walk upstairs you are putting pressure on your knees that is equivalent to four times your body weight, when running up the stairs it can be eight times your body weight).
The first major cause of a majority of the Knee Pain in patients is arthritis. The most common type of knee arthritis that has a serious effect on individuals is knee osteoarthritis. This arthritis is caused by the wear and tear of the different joints in your knee. When your cartilage begins to wear down on the knee, the bone will begin to get exposed at the joint level. This weakness can lead to sharp medial Knee Pain that can occur.
If there is no history of acute injury/trauma, one way of assessing Knee Pain is by determining the site of the pain and then looking at differential diagnoses for pain in that area.
So, Knee Pain can be divided into: Global knee pain Anterior knee pain Medial knee pain Lateral knee pain Posterior knee pain