Knee pain: Pinpointing the cause is key to treatment

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Our knees are indispensable joints that come under a lot of stress. For many people, this sooner or later results in knee pain. The pain can be either acute or chronic, the former commonly caused by a traumatic knee injury. But chronic pain can also result from a traumatic injury if the knee doesn’t heal properly, points out Dr Tobias Jung, head of knee surgery and sports traumatology at Charite University Hospital in Berlin. The most frequent cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition that’s sometimes called arthrosis. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of…

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