Knee problems are common, in people from young to old, and there are numerous different injuries. After back and neck pain, knee injuries are the most common. You may know some of the knee injuries such as: the runner's knee, sweater's knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscus injury, anterior cruciate ligament injury, Osgood Schlatter ... and the list goes on. We want to help you prevent knee problems by telling you what factors increase the risk of knee problems and give you some excellent exercises to help keep your knee strong and healthy. Read more about the knee below and start our Knee Exercise Collection to get started on your own. 

The anatomy of the knee.
The knee joint is a connection between the femur and tibia. At the front is the kneecap. It acts as a lever so that the knee can stretch more forcefully. Responsible for stretching the knee is the muscle group called the quadriceps. The hamstrings, at the back of your thigh, bend the knee. The knee can also rotate inward and outward, but only when your knee is bent.

The muscles around your knee provide stability. In and around your knee are ligaments that also provide stability because they inhibit extreme movements of the knee, such as the anterior and posterior cruciate ligament and the inner and outer ligament. Inside the knee, on top of your tibia, are two pads called the meniscus. They absorb shock and ease movements in the knee.