There are common causes of a problem, which means things cause them more often than things. We will take a look into the common causes of a problem with the inner part of the knee which causes pain.
The inner knee is the medial aspect of the knee. The knee is a very complex structure and is such a important joint in the body because it is used so often in our day to day lives. There are four bones which are held together by ligaments and a joint capsule. The bones are the femur, tibia, fibula, and the patella. The ligaments that attach the bones together are the posterior cruciate, anterior cruciate, the medial, and the lateral ligament. There is also the lateral meniscus and medial meniscus which is cartilage that works to protect the joint and allow for easy movement between the bones.
The medial aspect of the knee can cause a great deal of pain and the structures that might be damaged are the medial meniscus and the medial collateral ligament. Other parts could be damaged, but these two are common. Meniscal tears happen and are often caused by traumatic injury and by the degenerative process. Athletes can suffer from a injury where the knee is bent or twisted in directions it is not supposed to go and tear the MCL or meniscus. The elderly can suffer from inner knee pain because of the degeneration which can be referred to osteoarthritis. Over time the structures wear out and cause pain. Osteo Relief Institute uses new technology to bring relief from knee pain. Contact us today.