Pain below the knee

Pain below knee either at the top of the shinbone or at the bottom of the kneecap is usually related to the patellae tendon. Injuries such as a tendonopathy or fat pad impingement can cause pain below kneecap. These can be overuse or a direct impact acute injury.

Pain below the knee can also be from a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury where the laxity or increased movement is causing patellae tendon pain through tendon stabilization. Lower knee pain can also be due to osgood schlatters disease, which is more prevalent during growth spurts. Injuries are listed below:
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease

    Osgood Schlatters Disease

    Osgood Schlatter disease or Osgood Schlatter lesion is a very common cause of knee pain in children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. It was named after two physicians in 1903, Dr. Robert Osgood and Dr. Carl Schlatter. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, especially rest, is essential as this injury can be stubborn to treat if left.

  • Infrapatella Bursitis

    A bursa is a small sac of fluid whose function is to lubricate the movement between tendons and bone. There are a number of them around the knee which can become painful and inflamed.

  • Front Knee Pain (Anterior)

    Anterior knee pain is a pain at the front of the knee including the patella or kneecap. If you are not sure what is causing your knee injury is why not try our symptom checker? The two most common causes of pain at the front of the kneecap are patellofemoral pain and patella tendinitis or Jumpers knee. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the two apart and occasionally they can occur simultaneously. Here we outline the causes of pain at the front of the knee as well as important conditions which can be missed.