What are different types and causes of knee injuries?


Direct hitting to knee can cause knee injuries. Knee injuries are commonly twisting and stretching types of injuries that occurs when joint rotates to a greater degree of motion. Twisting injuries generally stresses cartilage.

Tendons and muscle injuries which surround a knee occurred due to:

  • Hyperflexion
  • Hyperextension
  • Overuse of tendons and muscles

Direct blows to the knees can cause inflammation known as bursitis. There are many types of knee injuries. Knee injury treatment is necessary in case of severe knee injuries. A knee injury or knee tendon injury occurs due to repetitive use of knee joint. It is not considered to be alarming if knee joint becomes inflamed or painful. Most common knee problems are:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Medial ligament sprain
  • Lateral ligament sprain
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Patella tendinitis
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Housemaid’s knee
  • Medial cartilage meniscus injury
  • Patella dislocation
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Patellofemoral instability

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