● Injury (ACL tear, Torn Meniscus, Knee Bursitis, Patellar Tendinitis, etc.).● Mechanical Problems (Loose cartilage or bone, Iliotibial band syndrome, etc).● Biomechanical problems (one leg shorter than another, flat feet, etc).● Excess Weight.● Arthritis.● Lack of flexibility.● Repetitive use injury.● Sports (Skiing, basketball, running, etc).
The knee is a complicated, weight bearing joint that can experience pain for a number of reasons. When a patient is experiencing knee pain a medical doctor will frequently look only at the symptoms – and prescribe medications which can be dangerous to treat those symptoms. Rarely do medical doctors look at the underlying causes of your knee pain to discover the actual reason you are hurting.