Inside knee pain

Pain on the inside of the knee can occur suddenly (acute knee injuries) from twisting or impact, or it can occur gradually over time from overuse or degneration of tissues and structures. Pain on side of knee, inside of knee pain, side knee pain, knee pain inside.

  • Medial Ligament Sprain

    Medial Ligament Sprain

    A medial ligament sprain or MCL injury is a tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee, usually a result of twisting or direct impact.

    Medial ligament injuries are common in contact sports such as football and rugby, as well as martial arts. They can also occur in daily life through falls and twists of the knee joint.

  • Medial Meniscus Tear

    Medial Meniscus Tear

    A torn meniscus is a tear to the semi circular cartilage in the knee joint causing pain on the inside of the knee. It is commonly injured through direct impact in contact sports or twisting but can also occur in older athletes through gradual degeneration. Treatment depends on how bad the injury is and may require surgery.

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Osteoarthritis - Knee

    Osteoarthritis or wear and tear on the knee joint is a common cause of knee pain. We explain the injury and treatment options.

  • Synovial Plica Irritation

    Synovial Plica Irritation

    The synovial plica is a synovial fold found along the inside of the knee cap causing pain and discomfort. It is sometimes be confused or misdiagnosed as patellofemoral pain syndrome as the symptoms can be similar.

  • Pes Anserine Tendinopathy - Bursitis

    Pes Anserine  - Bursitis

    Pes anserine tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon on the inside of the knee. A bursa or small fluid sac can also become inflamed causing pain.

  • Knee Sprain

    Knee Sprain

    A knee sprain is an injury or damage to any of the four ligaments which support the knee.

  • Coronary Ligament Sprain

    Coronary Ligament Sprain

    Coronary ligament sprain has similar symptoms to cartilage meniscus injury and often occur with lateral ligament injuries.

  • Acute Knee Injuries

    An acute knee injury usually occurs suddenly through either trauma or a twisting action. Pain in the knee can vary in severity from very mild to very severe and this depends on the injury mechanism (how the injury occurred) and the forces involved during the impact. It is strongly advised not to carry on playing if you have acute knee pain as this can easily progress to a chronic pain or to more complex knee injuries.

  • Inside Knee Pain (Medial)

    Medial knee pain is pain on the inside of the knee which usually comes on gradually as opposed to a sudden acute knee injury. If you are not sure what your injury is then why not try our symptom checker? Pain on the inside of the knee is usually an acute injury caused by a sudden trauma, however it can come on gradually over time with poor biomechanics and overuse. Below we outline the most common medial knee injuries as well as some of the less common causes and important conditions which should not be missed.