a common cause of pain in the knee in young adults is chondromalacia patellae.

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Knee pain Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Because of t...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... In the simplest terms, a joint occurs wherever two bones come together. But that definition doesn''t begin to convey the complexity of joints, which provide your body with flexibility, support and a w...
Source: MayoClinic

Knee pain Prevention

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Prevention
... Although it''s not always possible to prevent knee pain, the following suggestions may help forestall injuries and joint deterioration: Keep extra pounds off. Maintaining a healthy weight is one of th...
Source: MayoClinic

Knee pain Treatment

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Complications
... Not all knee pain is serious. But some knee injuries and medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and even disability if left untreated. And having a knee ...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... The key to treating many types of knee pain is to break the cycle of inflammation that begins right after an injury. Even minor trauma causes your body to release substances that lead to inflammation....
Source: MayoClinic

Knee pain Other

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Overview
... Each year, millions of Americans limp into doctors'' offices and emergency rooms with knee pain. Often, the pain is the result of an injury such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. But certain m...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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