Injury is likely the most common cause of knee pain associated with athletes and active persons. There are four ligaments that connect your shinbone to your thighbone. The ACL injury is a rupture in the anterior cruciate ligament, which is one of these four ligaments.
Another common cause of knee pain is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is tough, hard rubbery cartilage that performs like a shock absorber in the knee joint. It can tear with sudden twisting motions of the knee when bearing weight or simply due to degeneration with aging.
Bursitis of the knee is another common cause of knee pain along with irritation of tendons surrounding the knee. Inflammation of a bursa (fluid filled sacs cushioning the joints) caused by injury or age. Another cause of knee pain is patellar tendinitis, which is the irritation and the inflammation a tendon or tendons. This is also referred to as "runner's knee". Age can also be a factor in knee pain as arthritis is common in older persons and affects the joints.
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