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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 a common cause of pain on the outside of the knee. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment & Rehabilitation Sports massage Go direct to: Iliotibial band syndrome exercises ITB treatment attitude tool Iliotibial band symptoms & diagnosis …

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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

Jumper’s Knee | Patella Tendinopathy

Jumper’s knee is also known as patellar tendonitis or patella tendinopathy. It causes pain at the front of the knee, specifically at the bottom of the kneecap (patella). On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Taping Massage Surgery Go straight to: Stretching exercises Strengthening exercises Symptom tracker tool Jumper’s knee symptoms The main symptom …

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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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Patella Tendon Rupture

The patella tendon connects the kneecap to the shin bone. A partial rupture of this tendon is often from a jumping or explosive load on the tendon. People who have previously suffered from patella tendon injuries are more at risk as the tendon is weakened. This knee injury causes swelling and is very painful. Symptoms …

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Posteriolateral corner injury

Posterolateral Corner Injury

Posterolateral corner injuries cause pain at the back and outside of the knee. They are not particularly common injuries, although around half of cases occur due to sporting injuries, with road traffic accidents being another common cause. Symptoms of a posterolateral corner injury The symptoms will vary slightly depending on the grade of injury. The …

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Quadriceps tendinopathy

Quadriceps Tendinopathy

Quadriceps tendinopathy (tendinitis) is inflammation or more likely degeneration of the quadriceps tendon at the top of the patella. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Exercises Symptoms of quadriceps tendinopathy Quadriceps tendinopathy symptoms consist of pain over the top of the patella (kneecap) which is felt during and after exercise. There may be …

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Fat pad impingement in the knee

Fat Pad Impingement

The infrapatellar fat pad is also sometimes known as Hoffa’s pad. It is a soft tissue that lies beneath the kneecap which can get impinged, causing knee pain. This knee injury can be caused by a severe impact which traps the pad between the patella and femoral condyle. Symptoms Fat pad impingement symptoms include tenderness …

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