Common Knee Pain Causes:
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease where breakdown and loss of joint cartilage cause pain and inflammation often resulting in arthritic knees.
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ACL tears are the most common injury causing knee pain, and the 5th most common sports injury today. When the knee is forced beyond it’s normal range of motion the anterior cruciate ligament that stabilizes the knee can stretch and tears, often requiring ligament repair surgery.
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The menisci are the two rubbery discs of cartilage between the bones of the knee, positioned to absorb shock from the rest of the body. Also a common athletic injury, meniscus tears can occur when the knee suddenly bends or twists.
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