Knee Pain Myths and Facts

  • Knee pain only happens to older people.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Being overweight can put you at higher risk for knee problems.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • If you have knee pain, it’s probably arthritis.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Heat is the best treatment for any new knee pain.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Bursitis is often caused by overuse of your knee.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Standing can make knee pain from bursitis worse.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Pain in the front of the knee is often caused by:

     

    A. Tendinitis

     

    B. Irritation of the cartilage under the kneecap

     

    C. Arthritis

     

    D. A sprain

     

    E. All of the above

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  • If you have pain in the front of the knee, it may help to:

     

    A. Walk down hills instead of running

     

    B. Run on a track instead of cement

     

    C. Reduce the amount of exercise you do

     

    D. All of the above

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  • Warming up and stretching before exercise helps protect your knees.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • If you hear a “popping” sound when you injure your knee, it’s most likely:

     

    A. Tendinitis

     

    B. Bursitis

     

    C. A tear in the meniscus

     

    D. A ligament injury

     

    E. C or D

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  • Physical therapy is most helpful for which kind of knee pain?

     

    A. Muscle strains

     

    B. Sprains

     

    C. Bursitis

     

    D. Arthritis

     

    E. C and D

     

    F. All of the above

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