Knee Problems

Why Do My Knees Hurt?

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
Why Do My Knees Hurt?

Do your knees hurt and you don't know why? The truth is you're not the only one who this happens to, because knee pain is one of the most common joint problems, especially among the elderly. That is why at OneHowTo we want to give you some answers to your question why do my knees hurt, so that you know some of the possible causes of your pain.

Steps to follow:


First, it is important to remember that knee pain may be due to multiple factors, as well as being greatly affected by the age of the person in question, the physical activity they carry out and if they have a sedentary lifestyle, their daily routine, etc.


Knee pain may be logical and obviously caused by a blow or trauma to the leg joint. Although there's no sign of a bruise, the bone could be affected or damaged and therefore this is the reason for your discomfort, especially if you have strained the joint. So if you have banged your knees and hurt one or both your knees, you should see an orthopedic specialist to check that everything is OK.


Most often, in elderly people - although also in young people - the cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, i.e. the cartilage between the joints such as the knees has worn down. We recommend that you read our article on what are the symptoms of osteoarthritis so you can see if they match your symptoms and see your doctor to check whether it is this rheumatic disease.


For people who regularly play sports, it is also common to suffer from problems affecting other parts of the knee - as well as the bone and cartilage - such as the ligaments and meniscus. Therefore, bad posture or overexertion can injure any of these and cause knee pain. You should seek treatment so that you can continue to be able to carry out physical activity appropriately.

Why Do My Knees Hurt? - Step 4

On the other hand, one of the possible answers to the question: "Why do my knees hurt?" may be due to being overweight as these joints carry our body's weight and may be under excess strain.


It is also possible that your knee pain is caused by inflammation affecting this joint, which can develop due to repetitive pressure on it. For example, kneeling for long periods, climbing the stairs too often, etc., can cause the so-called bursitis: the swelling of a bursa that contains the fluid that cushions the muscles, joints and tendons.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

If you want to read similar articles to Why Do My Knees Hurt?, we recommend you visit our Diseases & secondary effects category.

Write a comment
What did you think of this article?
1 of 2
Why Do My Knees Hurt?