Gradual onset knee pain

Popliteus muscle

Popliteus Injury

The Popliteus is a small muscle located at the back of the knee joint. A strain or tear of the muscle causes pain at the back of the knee. Popliteus injury symptoms The main symptom of a Popliteus strain is pain at the back of the knee joint. It can occur gradually through overuse, or …

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Housemaids Knee

Knee Bursitis (Housemaid’s Knee)

Knee bursitis is inflammation of a small sac of fluid called a bursa. There are a number in the knee joint and their function is to lubricate movement between tendons and bone. On this page: Symptoms What is Knee bursitis? Causes Go direct to: Infrapatella bursitis Symptoms of prepatella bursitis Symptoms of Housemaid’s knee include …

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Osgood schlatters disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

Do you suffer from Osgood Schlatter Disease? It doesn’t have to be the end of your sporting career. With proper treatment and adapting your training it can be managed successfully. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Exercises Go direct to: Taping and bracing Can I train with Osgood Schlatters? Knee pain …

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Iliotibial band friction syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band friction syndrome is also known as ITBS and runners knee. It is an overuse injury and is a common cause of pain on the outside of the knee, especially in runners. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and exercises. On this page: Symptoms Causes Treatment Massage Go direct to: Iliotibial band syndrome …

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Pes anserine tendinopathy

Pes Anserine Bursitis & Tendinopathy

Pes anserine bursitis/tendinopathy, also known as pes anserine tendinopathy is a less common overuse injury causing pain on the inside of the knee. A bursa is a small fluid sac which sits under the tendon. Either the tendon, bursa or both may become inflamed. Treatment includes rest, reducing symptoms and identifying possible causes. On this page: Symptoms …

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is also known as runner’s knee, chondromalacia patellae, anterior knee pain, and patellofemoral joint syndrome. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Go straight to: Patella taping Exercises Patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms Symptoms include an aching pain in the knee joint, particularly at the front of the knee …

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Chondromalacia patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella (CMP) is damage to the articular 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. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Patella taping Exercises …

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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. Patellofemoral instability or …

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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. Symptoms of articular cartilage …

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