Why do I have knee pain?
There are several causes of knee pain. To get a better idea of why your knee hurts, let’s take a look at how it works. Your knee is the largest joint in your body and it works a lot like a hinge. Three bones come together to form the joint: the lower end of the thigh bone (the femur), the upper end of the shin bone (the tibia), and then the knee cap (the patella) right above where the long bones meet. Tough bands called ligaments help keep everything in place and stable.
Cartilage provides cushioning, keeps bones from rubbing together, and absorbs the shock of walking, running, and jumping. Your body also produces a natural lubricating fluid called synovium that minimizes friction in the joint. When everything is working smoothly, you don’t have to think about the mechanics of your knee. When something’s wrong, it can feel debilitating.
When you meet Dr. Chandrasekaran’s team, we thoroughly investigate the cause of your knee pain and tailor the treatment to best optimise your rehabilitation and early return to day to day activities.
There are several causes of knee pain: