risk factors for knee pain

Last reviewed 01/2018

risk factors for knee pain

Predisposing factors for knee pain include:

  • female gender
  • abnormal knee anatomy
  • joint laxity
  • muscle imbalance
  • prior injury
  • obesity
  • occupation - specially in workers whose lower limbs are more heavily loaded e.g. - shipyard workers, firemen, farm labourers and construction workers
  • exercise related - vigorous physical training specially running (1)


  • 1. Australian Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Guidelines Group 2003. Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain. Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council