Lower Limb – Knee
Knowing the area: The knee is a large complex joint that joins the upper and lower leg bones and allows the leg to bend. Cartilage is found in between the joint to allow the bones to glide smoothly while ligaments, tendons and muscles keep the joint aligned, strong and flexible.
Common Problems: Knee injury treatments are imperative when you suffer overuse injuries like runner’s knee or walker’s knee, ligament sprain, dislocation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Common Cause: Overuse can cause the knee to misalign and the cartilage to quickly wear out, causing friction and pain to the knee. Daily wear and tear can also wear out the cartilage. Age is particularly a factor when it comes to knee injury as the cartilage gradually breaks down, leading to pain, stiffness and swelling.