Did you know with every step you take, your knees absorb one-and-a-half times your body weight? That’s a ton of pressure put on your knees. That pressure plus regular wear and tear can take a huge toll on your knees over time and can even lead to osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common causes of knee pain.
Knee pain can also be caused by several other factors, and symptoms will vary from person to person. Dealing with knee pain is never fun and that’s why determining the root cause as soon as possible is vital if you want to get on the road to recovery. Follow along as we explore some of the most common causes of knee pain in seniors
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Symptoms of Knee Pain
Suffering from knee pain is never fun. Before diving into some of the common causes of knee pain, let’s explore the common symptoms. The severity of the pain can vary depending on the cause of the problem and the location.
Some common signs and symptoms of knee pain include swelling and stiffness, as well as redness, in the knee. Your knee may even feel warm to the touch. Other common symptoms include not being able to fully straighten the knee, weakness or instability, and popping or crunching noises.