If you have been experiencing knee pain and are unsure of where the pain is coming from, read on.
Osteoarthritis is an extremely common form of arthritis of the knee. In fact, the CDC has claimed that 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Therefore, it’s important to understand the symptoms, including swelling, knee stiffness, and locked knee. The “wear and tear” arthritis typically occurs in people 50 years of age or older.
Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa positioned near your knee joint. The small fluid-filled sac helps reduce abrasion between bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. The injured area may feel warm, tender, and swollen. Bursitis can be caused by frequent pressure, direct injury to the knee, bacterial infection, or complication from arthritis.
As a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder, rheumatoid arthritis causes swelling and poor range of motion. It occurs when your immune system attacks the lining of the membranes that surround your joints. If left untreated, you may experience joint deformity and erosion.
Fractures, or broken bones, can occur due to car accidents, falls, or any type of blow to the bone. Furthermore, people who have weakened bones due to osteoporosis can sustain knee fractures by simply walking and stepping the wrong way.
As a common injury, a tear of the meniscus can occur with forceful and aggressive twisting or rotating. In some cases, heavy lifting may cause a torn meniscus. People typically experience a popping sensation, pain, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty extending the knee.
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