What Disorders Cause Knee Pain?

The movement and activity that most of us take for granted in our everyday lives can seem impossible for people with severe knee pain. The knee is the largest joint in the body and it tops the list for the most common area for joint pain.

The most common disorders that cause knee pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis (caused by “wear and tear”)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (caused by autoimmune disease)
  • Traumatic arthritis (caused by accident or injury)

In all of these conditions, the cartilage in the knee is damaged or starts to erode, eventually causing the bones of the joint to rub together, resulting in lasting joint pain and stiffness.

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At Brainlab.org, we focus on medical conditions that may benefit greatly from the technologies that Brainlab develops, mostly associated with bone in orthopedics. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about any knee pain and other knee injuries that you may have involving cartilage, ligaments and other soft tissue. Try to describe the pain in detail, so that you can seek out the appropriate information and treatment.