There are two types of cartilage in the knee joint, articular and meniscus, which can both cause knee pain. The meniscal cartilage is crescent shaped and cushions the lower part of the thighbone (femur) and the upper part of the shinbone (tibia). This cushioning prevents bone rubbing against bone and the development of pain and osteoarthritis. The function is also to absorb shock and distribute the weight load across the knee joint. There are two menisci in the knee joint, one on the outside of the knee (lateral) and the other on the inside of knee (medial).
Although pain in the knee joint is, unfortunately, a very common form of pain, sometimes caused from arthritis, Colorado Pain Care is here to help. To learn more about knee joint pain relief, please contact Colorado Pain Care to ensure one of our physicians can make an effective treatment planned tailored for you!