CHRONIC OR REPETITIVE ACTIONS: Exercise, sports, or physical work can cause cartilage to weaken and wear out with time.
ACUTE OR TRAUMATIC EVENTS: Such as a fall—can cause immediate and severe cartilage damage.
SYMPTOMS OF KNEE INJURIES
CARTILAGE DOES NOT HEAL ON ITS OWN
Unlike other tissues, cartilage does not repair itself. That’s why cartilage injuries are chronic and often get worse as time goes on. If conservative treatment has not worked to relieve pain, surgery is often the answer.