Knee

To some extent the design of the knee joint predisposes it to injury if not correctly aligned. The two longest bones in the body sit on top of each other and are held together by two ligaments inside, two ligaments outside and a series of muscular tendons around it. Add to that the fact that the knee joint is primarily weight bearing and in essence moves only in one plane, and it’s no wonder that knee injuries arise.

Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the knee joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci, and bones forming the joint.

The symptoms are usually pain, stiffness and swelling. The knee joint may also lock completely or give way and buckle under pressure.
 

Symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Locking of knee
  • Giving way or buckling of knee
  • Sudden sharp or dull constant pain

Causes:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Ligament strains
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