Knee pain can affect anyone, and people of all ages or lifestyles can be troubled by this condition. Any injury, everyday wear and tear, gout or arthritis can all lead to this health problem. If this condition does occur, surgical treatment may be required, depending on the severity of the symptoms. The symptoms associated with knee bone pain can include swelling and stiffness in the knees, weakness, instability, an inability to straighten the knee completely, and a popping noise or sensation. If you feel that you cannot bear any weight on your knees, are not able to extend your knees completely, or have severe swelling in the knee area, contact your physician immediately. But what specifically causes knee bone pain? You should consult with your doctor to determine the real cause of your knee pain. However, let’s consider what the most common causes of knee pain are.

One of the more susceptible joints in the body that can be prone to injury is the knee joint. The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. There are 3 ligaments in the knee: The ACL, MCL, and PCL. Tears in any one of these ligaments can lead to knee pain. If there is a sudden twist in the leg and knee, an ACL tear can occur. When there is significant damage to the ligaments, then surgery is often required.

Knee Bursitis
When the bursa is injured, it leads to inflammation in the knee and can result in bursitis. The bursae are small sacs filled with fluid, and they act as a cushion in the knee joint. If the front of the knee gets hit hard, then bursitis can occur. This is when anti-inflammatory medications can be used to help to treat the pain. Steroid injections or surgery can be other options to consider based on the severity of the condition.

Knee cap dislocation
A dislocated kneecap isn't usually very serious and will often pop back into place by itself. When there is a severe blow to the knee, this condition can occur. Surgery is usually only necessary if there was a fracture or another associated injury, such as a ligament tear. It may also be required if you have dislocated your kneecap at least once before.

This is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. The cartilage in the knees breaks down due to the effects of this degenerative disease. The cartilage performs the role of cushioning the knee joint. The bones will end up grinding against each other when the cartilage is worn, as a result of the lack of cushioning. There is no cure for arthritis, but the progression of it can be diminished, and pain can be managed.

Rheumatoid arthritis
Another possible cause of knee bone pain is rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by inflammation in the joint. This condition also deteriorates the cartilage and causes pain and swelling. Regenerative treatment options prove to be safe and effective when it comes to such degenerative diseases that cause knee and joint pain.

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