Inside Knee Pain (Medial)
Medial knee pain is a 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.
Osteoarthritis, or wear and tear, on the knee joint is a common cause of knee pain. It occurs when cartilage which protects the bones degenerates. The pain comes on gradually and often causes stiffness and sometimes swelling. We explain the injury and treatment options for this knee injury.
The synovial plica is a synovial fold found along the inside of the kneecap causing pain and discomfort. It is sometimes be confused or misdiagnosed as patellofemoral pain syndrome as the symptoms can be similar.
Pes anserine tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon on the inside of the knee. This knee injury can cause pain on the lower inside of the knee, particularly when lifting the upper leg. A bursa or small fluid sac can also become inflamed from repetitive use, causing pain.