The prevalence of knee pain is on the rise. Research shows that one in four adults suffers from chronic knee pain. Generally, women develop knee pain more than men. Contributing factors to this difference could be a wider pelvis, weaker leg muscles, and hormones that decrease ligament strength.
Why is knee pain so common?
The knee is a hinge joint that doesn’t manage rotation well, which makes it vulnerable to the stress of everything from repetitive movements to high-impact activities. Knee injuries are commonly a mix of damage caused by daily wear and tear and athletic injuries. When determining the source of your knee pain, it is essential to consider how intricately connected your spine and pelvis are to your leg muscles and knee joints. An imbalance in the pelvis can impact how the body carries weight from side to side, ultimately affecting how the muscles develop in the legs. Uneven weight distribution can also cause excess wear and tear on the joints that bear more weight. For this reason, it is vital to locate and identify the root cause of your knee pain to manage it appropriately and resolve it quickly.