What is the difference between acute and overuse knee injuries?

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Acute, also known as sudden injuries, are cause by a direct trauma to the knee. They occur when the knee suffers an unusual twist, bend, or after a direct fall on the knee. While acute injuries occur during an activity, overuse injuries occur due to intense repetitive motions and prolonged pressure to the knee. The sports activities with running and jumping, climbing, bicycle riding are among top sources of irritation and inflammation in the knee.