Aching knee

Osgood schlatters disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter 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.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) also known as runner’s knee, chondromalacia patellae, anterior knee pain, and patellofemoral joint syndrome is a generic term used to describe patella pain at the front of the knee. Here we explain the symptoms, common causes, treatment and exercises.

Jumpers knee

Jumper’s Knee | Patella Tendinopathy

Jumper's knee

Jumper’s knee, also known as patellar tendonitis or patella tendinopathy is an overuse injury that results in pain at the front of the knee, localised at a point at the bottom of the kneecap. Repetitive strain from running or jumping causes inflammation or more likely degeneration of the patella tendon. Treatment includes rest, hot & cold therapy, and eccentric strengthening exercises.

Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella (CMP) involves damage to the articular cartilage which is the smooth hard cartilage under the kneecap. Symptoms are similar to patellofemoral pain as the kneecap rubs on the bone underneath causing swelling and pain. Here we explain the injury as well as treatment, strapping and exercises.

Patellofemoral Instability

Patellofemoral Instability

Patellofemoral instability usually involves the patient having a sensation of their kneecap ‘slipping away’ or feeling loose on a movement of the knee. It can occur through a number of anatomical or genetic causes, or it can result from a previous patella dislocation injury. Here we explain both primary and secondary instability.

Articular Cartilage Injury

Articular cartilage injury

Articular cartilage injury is damage to the tough, thin cartilage that lines the ends of bones. It is often caused by a collision or trauma to the knee or in conjunction with other knee joint injuries. Here explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of an articular cartilage injury to the knee.

Quadriceps tendinopathy

Quadriceps Tendinopathy

Quadriceps tendonitis - Quadriceps tendinopathy

Quadriceps tendinopathy or tedinitis is inflammation or more likely degeneration of the quadriceps tendon through overuse, at the point of insertion into the patella or kneecap. Symptoms include gradual onset pain and tenderness along the top of the patella. Treatment involves rest, cold therapy, heat and stretching exercises.

Knee Synovitis

Knee Synovitis

Knee synovitis occurs when the synovial membrane which lines and lubricates the knee joint, becomes inflamed. Swelling or stiffness in the knee joint may develop following another injury or from arthritis or gout. The treatment of this knee injury depends on the underlying cause of the condition.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis - Knee

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.