Composed of bone, ligament, cartilage, and even fluid, the knee joint is one of the most complicated joints in the human body. It is also the largest joint, and it is known as a compound joint – meaning that the tibia and femur are connected in one section, and the femur and patella in the […]
An estimated one in five adults experiences knee pain at one time or another. There are many reasons for knee pain, some that require more attention than others. In addition to bearing our full weight as we walk or run, knees allow for an incredible range of movement. They are supported by ligaments and muscles […]
Knee pain is one of the worst types of pain in the human body because it not only causes suffering but also prevents you from being active.
A common misconception is that if you suffer from knee pain, you can’t exercise because you could make the condition worse. However, there are actually many types of exercise that are completely safe for people who suffer from knee pain.
Most people know that your body is made up of bones and muscles. But how familiar are you with the important middleman between the two? Tendons are cords of fibrous tissue that help attach muscles to bones. The patellar tendon is a tendon that attaches the bottom of the kneecap to the shinbone (tibia). This […]
One of the most common of sports injuries is a meniscus tear. It’s what happens when the thin, C-shaped cartilage that cushions your shinbone from the thighbone is forcefully twisted or you rotate your knee – say, while pivoting in a game of pickup basketball. It doesn’t even have to be sports-related; a meniscus tear can […]