Knee Injury - Causes

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What causes a knee injury?

Most knee injuries are caused by an external force bending or twisting the knee in a manner that it was not anatomically designed for. The vast majority of knee injuries are from a twisting mechanism from falls, sports, or accidents. This twisting can cause damage to the ligaments and cartilage.

High-force injuries such as sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents can disrupt multiple parts of the knee anatomy, causing multiple types of knee injuries.

Bursitis can be caused by overuse, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, injuries from kneeling, infection, or gout.

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Comment from: Lanna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

When I missed the last two steps on the stairwell at my home, I ended up twisting my right leg and falling directly onto the knee. The knee swelled on either side of the knee cap and I couldn"t straighten it nor could I bend it for the first three days after the injury. I am able to straighten it but it still feels really tight with a bit of pain when I try to bend it. I am now experiencing continuous aching in my femur and hip joint and calf. I am having trouble sleeping because of the constant aches that are radiating through the whole leg as well as my lower back sometimes.

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Comment from: cnino, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

My husband and I were hiking down a trail to get to the beach. It was a little steep, the first step I took, my foot slipped out from under me and I landed with my left knee behind me. My foot was under my butt. I had severe pain, swelling and weakness for about a week. I did home treatment. Now it has been about 7 months and when I go from sitting to standing I cannot bear weight for a minute or two, it almost feels like something is dislocated.

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