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Knee Conditions


Do you suffer from
Knee pain?

Knee pain can effect people of all walks of life, at any stage in your life. Below are possible conditions that could be the cause of your pain.

Common Knee Conditions

man holding his knee in discomfort

  • ACL, MCL, LCL Sprains or Tears
ACL, MCL, LCL Sprains or Tears

Symptoms of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), and LCL (lateral collateral ligament) tears are common injuries that can cause severe loss of mobility. These tears are caused by rapid twisting motions, overuse, and outside force from contact sports.

  • Knee pain & swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness or instability
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loud popping noise
  • Meniscus Tear
Meniscus Tear

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear is usually the result of a forceful twist or rotation of the knee. These are usually aggressive movements seen in sports such as soccer, tennis, football, and basketball where pivoting, sudden stops, and turns occur. Heavy lifting, training, and degenerative changes can also be the culprit of such tears.

  • Loud knee popping
  • Swelling & pain of the knee
  • Difficulty straightening knee fully
  • A “locked” knee sensation
  • Weakness or giving way of the knee
  • Calf Strain
Calf Strain

Calf Strains are common and are often caused by overstretching or putting intense force through the calf muscles, which can cause bleeding in the muscle fibers.

  • Mild swelling
  • Redness at Site
  • Bruising
  • Inability to Push off of the Ball of your Foot
  • Arthritis

Arthritis of the knee or Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused when the cartilage the protects the bones in the knee wears away. The pain and discomfort come from the bones in the knee that begin to rub together, which can cause bone spurs to develop due to the friction. This condition, if left untreated, can severely decrease your range of motion and quality of life.

  • Increase in knee pain
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Buckling & locking of the knee
  • Loud cracking or popping sounds
  • A decrease in range of motion
  • Knee deformities
  • Synovitis

The medical term for swelling of the synovial membrane that lines your joints is referred to as Synovitis. This fluid is used to protect, lubricate, and nourish the joint. When this membrane is inflamed, this can erode the cartilage and bone within the joint. This condition can arise from rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, and osteoarthritis.

  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Knee redness
  • Knee warmth
  • Baker’s Cyst
Baker’s Cyst

Symptoms of Baker’s Cyst are usually pronounced. The cyst typically manifests as a fluid-filled bulge and tightness behind the knee. The pain is usually increased with activity and extension of the knee. A Baker’s Cyst can burst and leak into the calf region, causing more severe complications; the condition is rare but can still happen.

  • Swelling behind knee
  • Swelling behind leg
  • Knee pain
  • Stiffness of knee
  • Inability to extend the knee
  • Cyst on behind knee
  • Abnormal growth on knee
  • Post-Op Total/Partial Knee Replacement
Post-Op Total/Partial Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery can affect the body in many ways. Most patients do not experience significant knee pain following surgery; however, one in ten may experience symptoms that need treatment. The pain can be isolated from in the knee area; however, the cause could be something other than the knee. If left untreated, the knee pain following a replacement surgery can become a bigger issue and decrease your quality of life.

  • Swelling & bruising
  • Loss of motion
  • Tenderness & redness
  • Grinding or popping
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Runner’s Knee)
Patellar Tendonitis (Runner’s Knee)

Runner’s knee is a prevalent knee injury among adults and kids. The tendon that runs from the kneecap to the shinbone becomes injured and causes pain in the affected area. This pain is usually a dull pain that increases with activity.

  • Pain in & around the kneecap
  • Pain when sitting for prolonged periods
  • Rubbing or grinding sounds
  • Tender kneecap
  • Quadriceps Tendonitis
Quadriceps Tendonitis

Quadriceps Tendonitis is a common injury resulting in inflammation of your quadriceps muscle and tendon. This can result from overuse, alignment problems, or sports such as soccer or cross country running.

  • Swelling of the quadriceps muscle
  • Tenderness to the affected area
  • Burning or warm sensation in the affected area
  • Stiffness first thing in the morning
  • Fracture of the Patella, Tibial Plateau, or Fibula
Fracture of the Patella, Tibial Plateau, or Fibula

Fractures of the knee (Patella, Tibial Plateau, or Fibula) are sometimes complicated by use and under-treatment. It is important to rest and perform certain exercises as the bone heals to ensure proper function post-recovery.

  • Swelling & bruising
  • Loss of motion
  • Tenderness & redness
  • Grinding or popping

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