Gradual onset knee pain

Biceps femoris tendinopathy

Hamstring Tendonitis

Hamstring tendonitis/tendinopathy is inflammation or degeneration of one of the hamstring tendons at the point where it attaches to the back of the knee. Of the three hamstring muscles at the back of the thigh

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. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda

Bakers Cyst

Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s Cyst or Popliteal cyst is a prominent swelling at the back of the knee. It is caused by an underlying injury or condition in the knee joint. Medically reviewed by Dr Chaminda Goonetilleke,

Popliteus muscle

Popliteus Muscle Injury

A Popliteus muscle injury is a strain or tear of a small muscle located at the back of the knee. A Popliteus strain causes pain in the back of the knee and can occur suddenly,

Knee bursitis

Knee Bursitis (Housemaid’s Knee)

Knee bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid called a bursa. There is a number in the knee joint and their function is to lubricate movement between tendons and bone. The most

Pes anserine bursitis tendonitis

Pes Anserine Bursitis & Tendinopathy

Pes anserine bursitis/tendinopathy is a less common cause of pain on the inside of the knee. A bursa is a small fluid sac that sits under the tendon. Either the tendon, bursa, or both may become inflamed.

Patellofemoral instability

Patellofemoral Instability

Patellofemoral instability is a sensation of the kneecap slipping or feeling loose. It causes pain and swelling at the front of the knee and has a number of causes including previous patella dislocation injury. We

Articular knee cartilage

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

Posteriolateral corner injury

Posterolateral Corner Injury

Posterolateral corner injury causes pain in the back and outside of the knee. They are not particularly common injuries, although around half of the cases occur due to sporting injuries, with road traffic accidents being

Fat pad impingement knee

Knee Fat Pad Impingement

Fat pad impingement occurs when the infrapatellar fat pad or ‘Hoffa’s pad’ becomes impinged between the patella (kneecap) and femoral condyle (thigh bone). It usually occurs from a severe impact on the knee. Medically reviewed

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