An Introduction to the Knee

About 33 percent of American adults report experiencing knee pain at some time, and the knee is the most-injured body part in runners.


About the Knee

The knee is the largest joint in the human body and is crucial in your ability to run, walk, and jump.

Along with movements, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments also work with the core and the lower back in stabilizing and balancing the body when standing.

Knee injuries and pain can occur in many different ways, including twists, impacts, and over-extension.

Common Causes of Knee Pain

Causes of knee pain are commonly related to aging, repeated stress, or injury. Some common causes include:

  • Sprained ligaments
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis 

Overview of Treatment Plans for the Knee

The specific treatment plan for your knee pain will depend on the cause of your pain. Common treatment methods include exercises, electrical stimulation, and massage.

Experiencing Knee Pain?

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