Knee pain is no fun! It keeps you from doing things that you could enjoy. So let’s find out why knees get crabby.
Muscles in your lower legs attach to your thighs and muscles in your upper legs attach to your lower legs.
Your knees are stuck right in the middle of all of these muscles and guess what!
Muscles are the most common cause of knee pain or any other type of pain.
Sometimes injuries cause knee pain. Here’s some information about that:
Knee pain can be caused by injury to the ligaments that attach bones to other bones. Sometimes they require surgery to repair. Ligaments are dense, tough tissue without much blood supply so they heal slowly but my understanding is that if it is not completely torn from the bone a ligament can heal over time. Lots of time.
Knee injury can also cause damage to tendons. Tendons are the ends of muscles that attach to bones. Like ligaments, they are also tough tissue that takes a long time to heal. If a tendon totally detaches from the bone it is supposed to attach to, it can create instability in a joint.
But lets assume that you do NOT have a knee injury–you haven’t fallen or been in an accident. But you DO have knee pain.
And what can you do to get rid of that nagging knee pain and start doing the things you’d like to do?