Knee Pain


When we talk about knee pain, we’re talking about a very large number of possible injuries and causes. The possible injuries include damage and degeneration within the knee joint itself, injury to the stabilising ligaments of the knee, damage to the muscles that attach near the knee joint , bone conditions and diseases, and conditions arising the biomechanical dysfunction of the knee. This includes:

  • – Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • – Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • – Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • – Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • – Damage to the cartilage within the knee
  • – Meniscal tear
  • – Osteoarthritis
  • – Rheumatoid arthritis
  • – Synovitis
  • – Bursitis
  • – Tendonitis
  • – Dislocation
  • – Osgood Schlatter’s disease (growing pains in the knees in kids)
  • – Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • – Jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis)
  • – Iliotibial band syndrome
  • – Bone tumours

 

Will I have other symptoms?

Depending on your specific injury, you may experience:

  • – Swelling
  • – Weakness at the knee
  • – Stiffness when moving the knee joint
  • – Tingling or burning
  • – Difficulty walking on the injured leg