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Knee cap injuries can develop gradually over time or may be caused by a specific incident. Find out about the different types of injuries including patella dislocation and broken kneecaps.
A dislocated patella is when the kneecap shifts out of place, usually due to a blow to the knee or sudden twisting. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for patellar dislocation
A knee sprain is a common injury caused by overstretching one of the knee ligaments. It can cause pain, swelling and instability. Here we look at the different types of knee sprains, how the present, what causes them and the best ways to treat a sprained knee.
A knee meniscus injury occurs when there is damage to the knee cartilage, usually from twisting awkwardly or from wear and tear. Here we look at meniscus tear symptoms and the causes, diagnosis and treatment options for the different types of meniscus injury.
A pulled calf muscle causes sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. Find out about the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of calf muscle strains
An MCL tear causes inner knee pain and instability.The medial collateral ligament gets over-stretched and torn with knee twisting or when there's contact on the outside of the knee. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for MCL tears.
Burning knee pain may indicate a minor injury, overuse, inflammation or a more serious medical condition. Here we look at the common causes of burning sensations in the knee, how to treat them and how to stop them from coming back.
Severe knee pain can be extremely unpleasant and worrying. It can affect your work, your sleep and your daily activities. Here we look at the common causes of severe knee pain, how to treat them, how to tell whether it's serious and when you should see your doctor
Calf cramps can be extremely painful and are caused by sudden, strong muscle spasms. They may last a few seconds or persist much longer. Here we look at the common causes of calf muscle cramps, how to treat them and how to stop them from coming back.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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