The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body, joining the femur to the tibia. It is made up of the smaller bone that runs along the tibia, the kneecap, and other bones.
Tendons join the knee bones to the leg muscles in order to move the knee joint. Ligaments connect the knee bones and provide stability and flexibility to the knee.
Given that the knees take part in all movements, they are exposed to stress and pressure all the time. Needless to say, our body weight is one of the factors that contribute to this pressure. Specifically, every pound of the body weight you carry equals to ten pounds of pressure on the knees when running and three pounds of pressure when walking….Readmore