Knee Injuries

The knee is complex and susceptible to many types of injuries—especially in athletes. The body's largest joint, the knee can receive fractures, sprains, tears, dislocations, and other injuries if athletes do not engage in proper form and technique or do not wear the correct equipment for their sport. Knowing what knee injuries you are at risk for in your sport of choice is an important part of protecting yourself.
Knee pain and swelling after a traumatic injury may indicate a knee sprain. The stretched or torn ligament may be classified as a Grade I, II or III sprain.
Runner’s knee, sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome, can affect anyone. This article describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and possible treatments for runner’s knee.
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