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Knee Pain Facts

by Alan Wilson

  • Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to a chronic degeneration of tissues over time. 
  • Knee pain can be localised to a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee.
  • Knee pain is often accompanied by decreased physical activity, which in turn can lead to a weakening of the muscles that move and stabilise the knee.
  • A thorough physical examination, by an appropriate healthcare professional, will usually establish the cause of the knee pain.
  • The treatment of knee pain depends on the underlying cause and may involve one or or a combination of support, exercise, anti-inflammatory treatments, rest and surgery.
  • Knee pain can sometimes resolve completely and sometimes requires ongoing management.
    Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee, or the surrounding muscles. Knee pain can affect people of all ages, and home remedies can be helpful unless it becomes severe.

    Alan Wilson
    Alan Wilson