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28 possible causes of "Knee pain"
Symptoms:
  • Knee pain
1. Knee Pain
Knee pain is a frequent ailment that can be experienced by older adults, young adults, and children. This type of body pain may take place immediately after an injury, or it may appear as an extension of a chroni...
Symptoms:
  • Chronic pain
  • Ecchymosis
  • Bruises
  • Knee pain
  • Joint tenderness
  • Swollen knee
2. Meniscus Tear of the Knee
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia). There are two menisci in each knee joint. They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressur...
Symptoms:
  • Chronic pain
  • Knee stiff
  • Knee pain
  • Pain
  • Joint grating with motion
3. Runner's Knee
Runner's knee is the common term used to describe any one of several conditions that cause pain around the kneecap (patella). These conditions include: anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment...
Symptoms:
  • Bruises
  • Chronic pain
  • Knee stiff
  • Knee pain
  • Joints warm
  • Ecchymosis
4. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the ligament in your knee that keeps your shinbone from sliding forward. The ACL stabilizes your knee, and tearing it either partially or completely can caus...
Symptoms:
  • Knee stiff
  • Swollen knee
  • Chronic pain
  • Clicking knee
  • Knee pain
  • Ecchymosis
5. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest ligament in the knee joint. Ligaments are thick, strong bands of tissue that connect bone to bone. The PCL runs along the back of the knee joint from the bottom o...
Symptoms:
  • Ecchymosis
  • Bruises
  • Knee stiff
  • Chronic pain
  • Knee pain
  • Clicking knee
6. Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee (MCL Tear)
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is located on the inside of the knee. Ligaments hold bones together; the MCL connects the top of the shinbone (tibia) to the bottom of the thighbone (femur). Ligaments also ad...
Symptoms:
  • Limited range of motion
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint deformity
  • Arm pain
  • Knee pain
  • Limited joint mobility
7. Dislocations
A dislocation occurs when the bones that are usually be connected at a joint separate. You can dislocate a variety of different joints in your body, including your knee, hip, ankle, or shoulder. Since a dislocatio...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Bruises
  • Irritable mood
  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle cramp
  • Knee pain
  • Heel pain
8. Sprains & Strains
Sprain refers to damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. Strain refers to damage or tearing of a muscle.
Symptoms:
  • Joint swelling
  • Bow legged
  • Shin pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ecchymosis
9. Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. It can range from a thin crack to a complete break. A bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or many pieces.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Puncture wound
  • Painful swelling of joint
  • Chronic pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Knee pain
  • Limited joint mobility
10. Sports Injuries
Learn about common injuries that occur in the major regions of the body when playing sports, including concussions, neck strain, torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, wrist sprains, back pain, hip injuries...

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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