Knee pain when bending? Knee pain when walking? Knee pain after running? Knee pain at night? Let’s understand about your symptoms.
Knee pain is a common problem for people of all ages. It may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions including arthritis, gout and infections, may also be the cause of your discomfort.
Some causes of knee pain are obvious while others may require expert examination and special investigations to diagnose. Some knee pain may even arise from outside the knee; a common example is an arthritis of the hip.
The knee is not only the largest joint in the body, it is in fact two joints. The larger of the two is the joint between the thighbone and the larger of the lower leg bones. The kneecap or patella is a bone within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. In addition, there are a large number of muscles, ligaments, and tendons acting to move or stabilize the knee. Pain may arise from all these structures either singly or in combination.
Below is the list of knee problems:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
- Lateral Collateral Ligament(LCL) Injury
- Meniscus Injuries
- Iliobtibial Band Syndrome
- Plica Syndrome
- Unstable Kneecap
Minor knee pain may respond well to self-care measures. In more serious cases however, you might need physical therapy or surgical repair to help relieve the pain.
Consult with our doctors to get the right treatment for your condition.
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