Knee pain is one of the most common complaints of athletes, over half of all athletes endure some sort of knee pain every year. Some of the most common causes of knee pain include: cartilage tears, sprained ligaments, tendonitis (or an inflammation of the tendons of the knee) and runner’s knee, but there are numerous amounts of other causes of knee pain. Signs and symptoms you should be aware of if you are concerned about knee pain are: pain with bending the knee or trying to keep the knee straight, swelling, difficulty weight bearing, or any other pain of trouble you have with normal knee movements. Although a complicated structure one of the most simple ways that GoTape can be helpful is by simply helping guide the knee cap into the right path which is known as proper patellofemoral tracking. It is always best to consult with a doctor to rule out any major injuries to the knee, but other treatments of acute knee pain include: rest from activity, icing, keeping the knee compressed, NSAIDS, and proper stretching and strengthening of the structures surrounding the knee.