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What causes knee pain?

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Arthritis and injuries are the two most common reasons behind knee pain. Most pain caused by arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints. Other types, like rheumatoid arthritis, are much less common causes of knee pain.

Most knee injuries result from twisting it. They can lead to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus, or ligament injuries.

From: Your Questions About Knee Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Joseph Bosco, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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Joseph Bosco, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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