Knee Pain Caused By Sports Injuries

November 18, 2014

Sports injuries are common, yet can be very traumatic because they usually involve the twisting of the knee or stress on the knee joint.

  • The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments connecting the shinbone to the thighbone and is frequently injured during sudden changes of direction.
  • The meniscus is cartilage between your shinbone and thighbone and can be damaged or torn if you twist your knee while putting weight on it.
  • Bursitis is the inflammation of the small sacs (bursae) cushioning your knee.
  • Tendinitis is the irritation of the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Runners, skiers, cyclists and jumpers are more likely to incur inflammation in the patellar tendon (connects the quadriceps to the shinbone)

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