What Can Be The Causes Knock Knees
Most injuries are the result of stabbing knee pain, which is accompanied by swelling of the knee joint. But what causes knock knees?
Risk factors for developing knee pain and knock knees
Knee pain can occur for many reasons. However, there are certain circumstances that make it much more likely to occur. One also speaks of specific risk factors for knee pain.
What causes knock knees: Overweight or overload of the knee joint
Being overweight puts stress on the joints with every step, for many years. On average, people who are overweight suffer from knee pain or knee osteoarthritis many years earlier than people of normal weight. The additional weight puts a much greater strain on the articular cartilage. In addition, there is the strain on the knee joint from inflammation-promoting metabolic products which occur more frequently when people are overweight.
What causes knock knees: Lack of muscle strength, stiffness, or muscle pain
Very often the cause of knee pain lies in the function of the joint-guiding muscles and tendons in which the joint is embedded. Hardened muscles and poor flexibility cannot guide the knee joint well. Chronic pain in the muscles, which are often already hardened and have little vitality, become more likely.
What causes knock knees: Contact sports with high impacts put stress on the knee joint
Sports with a lot of start-stop movements, sprints or bumps put a lot of strain on the knee joint. This includes almost all ball sports but also tennis, badminton and squash. Even skiing puts a lot of strain on all structures of the knee joint through repeated impacts.
Knee pain when jogging and doing other endurance sports
Endurance sports, especially jogging or marathon training place special demands on the knee joint. The forces acting during jogging exercise are not as high as in contact sports, in which sprints, duels and changes of direction put a lot of strain on the knee. To do this, the tendons, cartilage and muscles around the knee joint are stressed over and over again in the same way – i.e. monotonously over many hours.
This places particularly high demands on the tendon attachments, the tendon sheaths and the bursa responsible for the mobility of the tissue in the knee joint. Previous injuries or disorders of the leg axis in the knee joint exacerbate these complaints.