What Are Risk Factors of Knee Joint Pain?

Q:
What are risk factors of knee joint pain?

A:
A number of factors can increase your risk of having knee joint pain, including:

  • Certain sports. Alpine skiing with its rigid ski boots and potential for falls, basketball’s jumps and pivots, and the repeated pounding your knees take when you run or jog all increase your risk of knee injury.
  • Excess weight. Being overweight or obese increases stress on your knee joints, even during ordinary activities such as walking or going up and down stairs.
  • Lack of muscle flexibility or strength. A lack of strength and flexibility are among the leading causes of knee injuries. Tight or weak muscles offer less support for your knee because they don’t absorb enough of the stress exerted on the joint.
  • Previous injury. Having a previous knee injury makes it more likely that you’ll injure your knee again.

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Keyword: knee joint; knee joint pain

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