Local knee swelling

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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Torn cartilage meniscus

Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is a tear of one of the semi-circular cartilage discs in the knee joint. A medial meniscus tear on the inside of the knee is more common. It is caused by direct impact in contact sports or twisting. However, it may also occur in older athletes through gradual degeneration. Torn meniscus symptoms …

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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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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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Jumpers knee

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s knee)

Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis or patella tendinopathy. It is an overuse injury causing pain at the front of the knee, specifically at the bottom of the kneecap (patella). Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and rehabilitation of Jumper’s knee. Patellar tendonitis symptoms The main symptom of Jumper’s knee is pain …

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Biceps Femoris Tendon Avulsion

A biceps femoris avulsion strain or fracture occurs when the tendon comes away from the bone, taking a small fragment of bone with it causing pain and swelling at the outside back of the knee. It may often be misdiagnosed as a simple tendon injury and may require a much longer period of recovery. Biceps …

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Hamstring tendon strain

Hamstring Tendon Strain

A hamstring tendon strain (also known biceps femoris strain or rupture) is a tear or rupture of one of the hamstring tendons at the point where they insert into the back of the knee. Sudden sharp pain may be felt at the time of injury with possible swelling and soreness. A hamstring avulsion strain occurs …

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