Knee Pain Myths and Facts

  • Knee pain only happens to older people.

    Myth

    Fact

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

    Myth

    Fact

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

    Myth

    Fact

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

    Myth

    Fact

    Correct Answer
  • Bursitis is often caused by overuse of your knee.

    Myth

    Fact

    Correct Answer
  • Standing can make knee pain from bursitis worse.

    True

    False

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

    Tendinitis

    Irritation of the cartilage under the kneecap

    Arthritis

    A sprain

    All of the above

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

    Walk down hills instead of running

    Run on a track instead of cement

    Reduce the amount of exercise you do

    All of the above

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

    Myth

    Fact

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

    Tendinitis

    Bursitis

    A tear in the meniscus

    A ligament injury

    C or D

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

    Muscle strains

    Sprains

    Bursitis

    Arthritis

    C and D

    All of the above

    Correct Answer