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There is no one cause of knee pain. More often than not, knee pain is the result of a series of reasons. These include joint problems, injuries, and arthritis.



Joint problems

Joint tissue damage can lead to severe knee pain from:


  • A dislocated kneecap

  • Improper walking due to hip or foot pain

  • Iliotibial syndrome, when connective tissue rubs against the thigh bone

  • Broken cartilage or bone


Whether or not you’re an athlete, you’re just as likely to damage the ligaments and tendons surrounding your knee. The most common knee injuries are: 


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

  • Fractures

  • Tendinitis


Four types of arthritis cause mild to severe knee pain:


  • Septic arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Gout

A healthy diet and regular exercise can significantly reduce the pressure put on your knee joints daily. The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness can help you find the best regimen if you’re experiencing knee pain.



The symptoms of knee pain include:


  • Redness and tenderness

  • Weakness

  • Crunching or popping sounds

  • Swelling

  • Stiffness

  • Inability to straighten the knee

You should consider seeing a doctor if your knee pain is continuous, with no sign of improvement. You should call if you experience:


  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Warmth and tenderness around the joint

  • Fever

The team at Pivotal Health and Wellness helps you determine the exact cause of your pain. From there, your practitioner develops an individualized treatment plan to minimize and hopefully eliminate your knee pain with as little intervention as possible.


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