Knee Pain Articles

Medial knee pain

Medial Knee Pain (Inside)

Pain on the inside of the knee is known as medial knee pain. It is most commonly caused by caused by a sudden trauma (acute knee injury), but can also develop gradually through overuse or poor lower limb biomechanics. Medial knee ligament sprain An MCL sprain is a tear to the ligament on the inside …

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Acute knee pain and Knee joint injuries

Knee Joint Injuries (Acute Sprains & Strains)

An acute knee joint injury is a sudden onset sprain, strain, dislocation or fracture. They are usually caused either by a direct impact or by twisting the knee. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of acute knee sprains and strains. Knee sprains A knee sprain is a general term that describes a tear …

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Posterior knee pain

Pain Behind Knee (Posterior Knee Pain)

Pain at the back of the knee is known as posterior knee pain. Here we explain the common causes of both sudden onset and chronic (overuse) pain behind the knee. Acute posterior knee pain is sudden onset and includes sprains and strains. Gradual onset, or chronic knee pain develops over time and is often caused …

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Lateral knee pain

Lateral Knee Pain (Outside)

Most sports injuries which cause pain on the outside of the knee are gradual onset, overuse injuries rather than sudden onset, acute injuries such as sprains and strains. Here we outline the most common causes of acute pain on the outside of the knee, as well as overuse injuries. Iliotibial band syndrome One of the …

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Anterior knee Pain at the front of the knee

Anterior Knee Pain (Front)

Anterior knee pain is a pain at the front of the knee. It includes the patella (kneecap) pain. Here we outline the causes of pain at the front of the knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome Also known as runners knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome is a generic term used to describe anterior knee pain that is patella …

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