Gradual onset knee pain

Quadriceps tendinopathy

Quadriceps Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)

Quadriceps tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon of the quadriceps (thigh) muscle, where it inserts at the top of the patella. It is an overuse injury caused by too much running, jumping or squat type exercises. Symptoms of quadriceps tendonitis Quadriceps tendinopathy symptoms consist of pain over the top of the patella (kneecap) which is …

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Biceps femoris tendinopathy

Hamstring Tendonitis

Hamstring tendinitis is inflammation of one of the hamstring tendons at the point where it attaches to the back of the knee. Most commonly it is the biceps femoris tendon on the outside. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of hamstring tendonitis & tendinopathy. Symptoms of biceps femoris tendinopathy Tenderness and swelling where …

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Lateral knee meniscus tear

Lateral Meniscus Tear

A lateral meniscus tear is an injury to the semi-circular cartilage on the outside of the knee joint. It can occur suddenly from twisting or a traumatic injury. Or it may develop gradually through wear and tear. Lateral knee meniscus tear symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of a lateral meniscus tear will vary depending on whether …

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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. Chondromalacia patella symptoms Symptoms are similar to that of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain and swelling at the front of the knee, especially over and around the …

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Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s Cyst or Popliteal cyst is a prominent swelling at the back of the knee. It is usually caused by an underlying injury or condition in the knee joint but the athlete is often unaware of the exact cause. Symptoms A Baker’s cyst is a rounded swelling at the back of the knee. It …

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Popliteus muscle

Popliteus Muscle Injury

The Popliteus muscle is a small muscle located at the back of the knee joint. A strain or tear of it causes pain at the back of the knee. Injuries can be sudden onset (acute) or gradual onset (chronic) overuse injuries. Popliteus injury symptoms The main symptom of a Popliteus strain is pain at the …

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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. The most common is prepatellar bursitis, also known as Housemaid’s knee. Symptoms of prepatellar bursitis Symptoms of Housemaid’s knee include pain and tenderness …

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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. Osgood Schlatter disease symptoms Osgood Schlatter disease or Osgood Schlatter lesion is a very common cause of knee pain in children between the ages of …

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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. Iliotibial band symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of ITB friction syndrome consist of: Pain …

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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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