The knee is amongst the most complicated joints of our body. It acts like a hinge of a door by which a person can bend and straighten his legs for sitting, jumping, and running.
Our knee consists of four parts. These are:
Knee pain can become a very irritating problem of which you would definitely want to get rid of. Generally, the most common problems in the knee are meniscus tears, sprained ligaments, tendinitis, and many other problems. Let’s discuss them one by one.
The injuries that can cause a deformity in knee and knee pain are:
Generally, car or bike accidents cause the fractures in the knee. Patella or kneecap bone in the knee is mostly get damaged in the fracture.
A dislocation happens when the knee bones are not on their proper place and alignment. When one or more knee bones slip out of their place, it results in the knee dislocation. Traumas, accidents and other deformities can cause knee dislocation. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries:
ACL or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries happens diagonally down the front of the knee, results in the critical stability to the joint. Generally, athletes who play contact sports like football or soccer are found to suffering from this. However, it is not the only cause of this injury.
If a person is referring to a torn cartilage in the knee, he must be talking about a meniscal tear.
Menisci are two wedges within the cartilage which are rubbery in nature, between the shinbone and thighbone. During sporting activities, there are good chances of damage to these pieces. Aging is also a reason for the damage of these cartilages. It results in the swelling and tightness in the knee.
Patellar Tendinitis is the inflammation or tendonitis in the knee. This is the injury to the tendon which connects the shinbone to the kneecap.
The patellar tendon is responsible for the running process as it works in the front of the thigh to extend the knee.
Bursae are the small fluid-filled sacs responsible for the cushioning of knee joints and smooth sliding of ligaments and tendons over the joint.
When these sacs get swell and inflamed by the overuse and repetitive process of kneeling, it is termed as bursitis.
These are the soft tissues that connect bones and muscles to each other. The patellar tendon is very common to get injured in the knee and it’s can causes of knee pain.
Generally, all athletes and middle age persons are involved in physical activities to overstretch their tendons.
Collateral ligament injuries:
These ligaments connect the shinbone and the thighbone. In fact, for athletes, injuries in these ligaments are very common, especially who are in contact sports.
Posterior cruciate ligament injuries:
This ligament is located at the back of the knee. It is among those many ligaments which connect the thigh bone to the shinbone. It prevents the shinbone from moving away too backward.
Iliotibial band syndrome:
This syndrome is common along with long-distance runners. When the iliotibial band, located outside of the knee, rubs against the outside knee joint.
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