Knee Pain Blog

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Feb 22, 2018

Bipartite Patella

A bipartite patella is where the kneecap is made up of two bones instead of one. In most cases it goes completely undetected but sometimes it can cause knee problems. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment options for bipartite patella.

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Feb 21, 2018

ACL Knee Injury: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

An ACL knee injury is usually caused by awkward twisting or a blow to the knee which results in chronic instabilty. Find out about the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options

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Feb 21, 2018

PCL Injury: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

A PCL injury occurs when posterior cruciate ligament is overstretched. It causes pain, instability and swelling and can make daily activities such as walking downstairs and taking off shoes difficult. Here we look at the causes, symptoms, and best treatment options.

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Feb 21, 2018

Common Knee Injuries & Treatment

Common knee injuries may affect the knee ligaments, cartilage, bones or muscles. Injuries may cause knee pain, swelling, instability and limit knee movements. Here we look at 8 common injuries of the knee, what causes them and the best ways to treat them.

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Feb 19, 2018

Bakers Cyst Knee (Popliteal Cyst)

A bakers cyst is a common cause of pain and swelling behind the knee. It develops when excess fluid in the knee joint seeps back into the popliteal bursa causing it to swell. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms and treatment options for a popliteal cyst.

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Feb 19, 2018

Knee Cap Pain (aka Patella Pain)

Knee cap pain may develop gradually or come on suddenly after an injury. It tends to get worse when coming down stairs, when squatting down or after sitting for long periods. Here we look at the common causes of patella pain, how they present and how to treat them.

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Feb 19, 2018

Twisted Knee: Common Injuries & Treatment

A twisted knee is a common injury that often involves the knee ligaments and cartilage. Here we look at the different causes, what injuries occur and we'll help you work out what it going on in your knee. We also look at the best treatment options for a twisted knee.

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Feb 19, 2018

Calf Muscle Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment

What causes calf muscle pain? It may be a simple calf strain or a serious medical problem. Here we look at the common causes of calf pain, how to tell if it's serious and the best ways to treat calf pain.

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Feb 09, 2018

Knee Pain from Running: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention

Knee pain from running is very common. It's hardly surprising given that forces around 5x bodyweight go through the knee when you run. Here we look at the most common cause of knee pain running, how to tell which one you have and how to treat them.

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Feb 09, 2018

Knee Pain Going Down Stairs

Knee pain going down stairs is a common problem. It is usually caused by a problem with the kneecap and how it moves. Forces 3.5x body weight go through the patella when coming down stairs. Find out about the main causes including symptoms and treatment options.

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Feb 09, 2018

Stiff Knee: Causes & Treatment

A stiff knee is a common problem and may be caused by an injury or knee condition. This simple guide will help you work out what is causing your knee stiffness and find out what you can do to treat it.

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Feb 09, 2018

Knee Pain When Bending: Causes & Treatment

Knee pain when bending can be from an injury to the knee muscles, cartilage or ligaments. Forces 7x body weight go through the knee when it's bent. Here we look at the most common causes of knee pain when bending and how to treat them

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Feb 09, 2018

Knee Pain and Popping / Clicking

Knee pain and popping is a common problem. Often it is nothing to worry about but it can indicate a serious knee injury. Here we look at the common causes of knee clicking and popping, how to work out what is causing your knee to pop and how to treat it.

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Feb 09, 2018

Knee Locking: Causes and Treatment

Knee locking occurs when the knee gets stuck and you can't move it. There may be something stuck inside the joint, or the knee may be protecting itself from further damage. Here we look at the common causes of a locked knee and how to best treat them.

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Feb 07, 2018

Front Knee Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Front knee pain aka anterior knee pain is extremely common. There may be a general ache at the front of the knee, a sharp pain, swelling or instability. Here we look at the most common causes of anterior knee pain and the best ways to treat them.

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Feb 07, 2018

Lateral Knee Pain: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Lateral knee pain is pain on the outside of the knee, due to either a knee injury or an underlying medical condition. Here we look at the common causes of outer knee pain, how to tell which one you have and what the best ways are to treat lateral knee pain.

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Feb 07, 2018

Medial Knee Pain: Pain Inside of the Knee

Medial Knee Pain is usually caused by damage or irritation to structures on the inner side of the knee. It typically develops gradually over time getting progressively worse. Here we look at the most common causes of pain on the inside of the knee and how to treat them.

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Feb 07, 2018

Pain Behind The Knee: Diagnosis & Treatment

Pain behind the knee is a common problem usually caused by damage to one of the structures inside the knee. Here we look at the most common causes of posterior knee pain, help you to work out which one you have and find out the best ways to treat them.

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Feb 07, 2018

Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common injuries seen in runners. It causes pain on the outer side of the knee due to repetitive friction on the ITB. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms & treatment options and well as how to prevent ITB syndrome

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Feb 06, 2018

Osteochondritis Dissecans: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Osteochondritis Dissecans is a condition when small cracks develop in bone and cartilage due to lack of blood flow to the area. It most commonly affects the knee. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms and treatment options for osteochondritis of the knee.

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Feb 05, 2018

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee): Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Patellar Tendonitis is caused by inflammation and degeneration of the tendon just below the kneecap. It causes pain and tenderness below the knee. Here we look at the causes, symptoms and treatment options for Jumper's Knee

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Feb 05, 2018

Pes Anserine Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Pes Anserine Bursitis causes pain in the inner side of the knee. Learn all about the causes, symptoms and treatment of pes anserinus problems

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Jan 31, 2018

Knee Bones

The knee bones join together to form the largest joint in the body. There are four bones associated with the knee joint, the femur, tibia, patella and fibula. He we look at the structure of the different bones, how they work and what can go wrong with them.

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Jan 30, 2018

Hyperextended Knee: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

A hyperextended knee is where the knee bends too far backwards which can cause knee damage. Common on athletes, it can take anything from a couple of weeks to many months to recover from. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for knee hyperextension.

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Jan 29, 2018

Understand Knee Joint Anatomy

Knee Joint Anatomy - find out all about the different structures that make up the knee, how they fit together, how they each work, how they can go wrong and what to do if they do. Covers knee bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, joint capsule and the bursa.

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Jan 25, 2018

Gout Knee: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis &Treatment

Gout knee commonly causes intense pain, swelling and redness. It usually comes on very quickly, often at night and can be excruciating. Find out about gout in knee symptoms, what causes it, how to treat it effectively and how to stop it coming back.

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Jan 25, 2018

Housemaids Knee: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Housemaids Knee causes pain and swelling at the front of the knee due to inflammation of the Prepatellar bursa. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and the recovery process for prepatellar bursitis.

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Jan 25, 2018

Osgood Schlatter Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Osgood Schlatter Disease is a common cause of front knee pain, particularly in adolescents. Find the best treatment options to beat the pain and learn about the common causes, symptoms and diagnosis options. Also gives advice on how to prevent Osgood Schlatters..

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Jan 24, 2018

Knee Bursitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Knee bursitis causes pain and swelling around the knee. It often looks like there is a small, squashed orange underneath the skin. Symptoms usually develop gradually and often fluctuate. Here we will look at the common symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of bursitis of the knee

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Jan 23, 2018

Chondromalacia Patella: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Chondromalacia patella is a common knee problem caused by softening and damage to the cartilage on the back of the kneecap. It causes pain at the front of the knee. Here we look at the common causes and symptoms as well as the best treatment options.

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