Knee Pain Blog

Written By: Chloe Wilson, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Reviewed by: KPE Medical Review Board

The Knee Pain Blog is my mini-journal about knee pain. It lets you know about:

1) New web pages on knee-pain-explained.com
2) New videos added to knee-pain-explained.com
3) New product reviews added eg for different knee braces
4) Recommended products on sale
5) New Articles of interest relating to knee pain

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Mar 28, 2019

Knee Symptoms: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Our knee symptoms guide helps you work out the cause of your knee pain. Typical knee pain symptoms include popping, burning pain, problems on stairs or bending.

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Mar 28, 2019

Pulled Calf Muscle: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

A pulled calf muscle causes sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of a calf muscle tear.

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Mar 28, 2019

Burning Knee Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Burning knee pain may indicate a knee injury, overuse, inflammation or a serious medical condition. Learn about common causes of knee burning and treatment.

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Mar 28, 2019

Gout Knee: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Gout knee commonly causes intense knee pain, swelling and redness. We look at knee gout symptoms and treatment as well as strategies to prevent gout in knee

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Mar 27, 2019

Stiff Knee Pain: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

A stiff knee causes pain and affects function. Knee stiffness may be due to an injury or knee condition. Learn about stiff knee pain and how to treat it.

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Mar 27, 2019

Knee Locking Up: Causes and Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Knee locking is when the knee gets stuck and can't move. Learn about the different causes and treatment options for a truly locked knee and pseudo knee locking.

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Mar 27, 2019

Knee Pain and Popping / Clicking - Knee Pain Explained

Knee pain and popping is a common problem, particularly when kneeling or squatting. Learn about common causes of knee popping with pain and how to treat them.

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Mar 26, 2019

Swollen Knee: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

A swollen knee can be really painful and restrict knee movement. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment for knee swelling aka water on the knee.

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Mar 25, 2019

Calf Muscle Pain: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Calf muscle pain may indicate anything from simple calf strain to a serious medical problem. Here we look at common calf muscle pain causes & how to treat them

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Mar 25, 2019

Knee Replacement Recovery Time Guide - Knee Pain Explained

Knee Replacement Recovery Time - Guide to how long it takes to recover from surgery, when you can return to activities & how to get the best from your new knee.

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Mar 25, 2019

Lateral Knee Pain: Pain On Outside Of Knee - Knee Pain Explained

Lateral knee pain is a common problem, particularly in runners. Here we look at the common causes of pain on outside of the knee and how to treat them.

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Mar 25, 2019

Severe Knee Pain: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Severe knee pain can be extremely unpleasant and worrying. We look at the common causes of excruciating knee pain and how to treat them

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Mar 21, 2019

Knee Pain Diagnosis Chart - Knee Pain Explained

Our knee pain diagnosis chart helps you to work out what is causing your knee pain. All the tools you need to make a knee pain self diagnosis.

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Mar 19, 2019

Medial Knee Pain - Common Causes of Inner Knee Pain

Medial Knee Pain is a common problem with knee conditions and injuries. Learn about the common causes of inner knee pain and how to treat them.

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Mar 19, 2019

Top Knee Strengthening Exercises for Knee Pain, Injuries & Arthritis

Loads of great knee strengthening exercises to help you beat knee pain. Suitable for runners, after injury, with osteoarthritis and most other knee problems.

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Mar 11, 2019

Medical Review Board: Dr Ashley Miller - Knee Pain Explained

Dr Ashley Miller MBChB FRCA FFICM is on the Knee Pain Explained medical review board, part of Wilson Health Ltd. He is a Consultant Intensivist in the UK.

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Mar 04, 2019

Rash From Magnetic Knee Brace - Knee Pain Explained

I have developed eczema on sites of magnets in knee straps. Will magnets still work if I put micro tape on site before placing strap?

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Feb 28, 2019

Knee Locking & Early Arthritis - Knee Pain Explained

I have early patella osteoarthritis and one leg is a bit longer. I just developed locking knee in my left leg...what do you suggest?

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Feb 27, 2019

Ongoing Front Knee Pain - Knee Pain Explained

I've seen a number of doctors but no one could find a cure for my front knee join pain and irritation. I feel pain whenever I bend my knee. What should I do?

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Feb 27, 2019

Recovering From A Double Knee Replacement - Knee Pain Explained

I had double total knee replacements in March 2017. This site is the first time I have found comprehensive information on the knee which explains how it works.

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Feb 26, 2019

Bad Reactions to Knee Injections - Knee Pain Explained

I've had a bad reaction to a knee injection. Since the injection, my equilibrium has been right out and my heart rate and blood pressure have been very high.

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Feb 14, 2019

Knee Injury Falling Down Stairs - Knee Pain Explained

I have a knee injury from falling down stairs. The knee is swollen, stiff and makes a strange ticking noise. What exercises should I do?

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Feb 14, 2019

What Sports Can I Do With Knee Arthritis? - Knee Pain Explained

I have arthritis on front of my right knee. Please can you advise about sports I can do considering I have mild tricompartmental degenerative changes.

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Feb 13, 2019

How Do I Run With A Knee Cartilage Injury? - Knee Pain Explained

I have torn my knee cartilage twice now. Doctors always told me not to run, but I took it up in my 30's and it has been life altering. What can I do?

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Feb 11, 2019

Problems After TKR and MUA - Knee Pain Explained

I had a Total Knee Replacement followed by MUA as the knee would not bend. I’ve followed the exercises but still have stiffness and pain. My Gp has told me to use a walking aid as I have a limp. Is this it for me or is there still room for improvement after 18 months?

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Feb 11, 2019

Knee Injury At Work - What Do I Do? - Knee Pain Explained

I had a severe fall at my work resulting in a knee injury. Immediately, I had a softball-size knot on the inside of my knee. I can't stand on it and I need any advice that I can get!

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Feb 07, 2019

Ongoing Knee Injury: What Should I Do? - Knee Pain Explained

I have an ongoing knee injury. I hurt my knee a year and a half ago training. I have been doing exercises for my injured knee for 3 months, but am not seeing much improvement. Is there anything else I can do?

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Feb 06, 2019

Pain After ACL Knee Surgery - Knee Pain Explained

I had right knee ACL & Meniscal surgery in November. Recently I’ve been suffering some heaviness, swelling & instability in knee. Please advise what to do.

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Feb 05, 2019

Is Swelling Normal With Knee Arthritis? - Knee Pain Explained

I have osteoarthritis in my knee. Lately, there has been knee swelling on the inside of my leg. Is this serious?

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Feb 05, 2019

Maintenance Plan For Knee Exercises - Knee Pain Explained

I'm doing well with the advanced exercises and my knee pain is gone! I don't want it to come back. Can you describe a regular "maintenance" exercise plan? Should I just continue with the advanced exercises?

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