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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Oct 15, 2021

Knee Operation: Surgery Information - Knee Pain Explained

Knee operations can be very daunting. Find out what happens during knee surgery including knee replacements, ligament surgery and arthroscopies.

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Oct 15, 2021

Arthroscopic ACL Surgery - Knee Pain Explained

Arthroscopic ACL surgery is keyhole surgery to replace or repair a torn ligament. Find out about the different types of ACL repair sugery and what they involve

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Oct 15, 2021

ACL Surgery Recovery Timeline - Knee Pain Explained

ACL surgery recovery aims to improve the strength and stability of the knee. Check out our week-by-week guidance on the recovery process following ACL surgery.

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Oct 15, 2021

ACL Rehab Protocol Following Surgery - Knee Pain Explained

An ACL rehab protocol spans 9-12 months of recovery from surgery to returning to sports . Here you will find a guide to exercises to improve strengthand proprioception

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Oct 15, 2021

ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Procedure & Recovery - Knee Pain Explained

Learn all about ACL reconstruction surgery including indications for surgery, the different ACL grafts used, what happens during surgery and the recovery process

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Oct 15, 2021

Recovery After ACL Surgery - Knee Pain Explained

Recovery after ACL surgery looks to regain full strength and stability in the knee. Find out about how to make a great recovery from ACL knee surgery

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Oct 15, 2021

ACL Injury Prevention: Top Tips - Knee Pain Explained

ACL injury prevention is becoming increasingly popular. Here we look at the best strategies and training methods to help reduce the risk of ACL knee injuries.

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Oct 15, 2021

ACL Knee Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

An ACL knee injury is where the anterior cruciate ligament is overstretched and torn. Find out about the causes, treatment and prevention of ACL injuries.

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Oct 15, 2021

Meniscus Injury: Torn Knee Cartilage - Causes & Treatment

A knee meniscus injury occurs when there is damage to the knee cartilage, usually from twisting awkwardly or from wear and tear. Find out all about meniscus tears

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Oct 15, 2021

How To Do Piriformis Stretches: Reduce Hip, Back & Knee Pain

Piriformis stretches help to reduce back, hip, knee and foot pain as well as the symptoms of piriformis syndrome. Standing, lying & seated piriformis stretches

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Oct 14, 2021

PCL Injury: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear- Knee Pain Explained

A PCL injury, posterior cruciate ligament tear, causes knee pain, instability and swelling. Find out about pcl tear symptoms, causes and treatment options.

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Oct 14, 2021

Knee Cap Injuries: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Knee cap injuries can develop gradually over time or may be caused by a specific incident. Find out about the different types of patella injuries.

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Oct 13, 2021

Dislocated Patella (Kneecap): Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

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

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Oct 13, 2021

MCL Tear: What You Need To Know - Knee Pain Explained

An MCL tear is a common knee injury causing inner knee pain. Find out about the main causes of MCL injury including symptoms & treatment options.

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Oct 13, 2021

Quadriceps Tendon Rupture - Knee Pain Explained

A quadriceps tendon rupture is a rare but serious knee injury. Find out about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment options for a torn quad tendon.

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Oct 13, 2021

Pulled Quad aka Quadriceps Strain: Causes & Treatment

A pulled quad is not fun! Here we look at the common causes, symptoms and treatment options for a torn quad and how to reduce the risk of a quadriceps strain

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Oct 13, 2021

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

A knee sprain is an injury where there is damage to one of knee ligaments. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms & treatment options for different grade knee sprains

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Oct 13, 2021

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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Oct 13, 2021

Common Knee Injuries: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Common knee injuries may affect ligaments, cartilage, bone or muscle. We look at knee injury diagnosis and the best way to treat different types of knee injury.

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Oct 13, 2021

Knee Meniscus: Function & Injuries - Knee Pain Explained

The knee meniscus is a special type of thick cartilage that lines and protects the knee joint. Found out how it works and what happens when it gets injured.

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Oct 13, 2021

Knee Bursa: Anatomy, Function & Injuries - Knee Pain Explained

Knee bursa are small fluid-filled sacs found around the knee. Find out everything you need to know about the knee bursa, how they get inflamed and knee bursitis

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Oct 12, 2021

Knee Muscles: Anatomy, Function & Injuries - Knee Pain Explained

The main knee muscles are the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles. Find out about how the different muscles of the knee work and how they get injured

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Oct 12, 2021

Knee Ligaments : Anatomy, Function & Injuries - Knee Pain Explained

Knee Ligaments control the stability of the knee but are frequently injured. Find out all about the ligaments of the knee & injury treatment & prevention.

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Oct 12, 2021

Bipartite Patella - Knee Pain Explained

A bipartite patella is where the kneecap is made up of two bones instead of one. Find out all about the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment options for bipartite patella.

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Oct 12, 2021

Bakers Cyst: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

A bakers cyst, aka popliteal cyst, is a common cause of pain & swelling behind the knee,. We look at the causes, symptoms & treatment options for a popliteal cyst.

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Oct 12, 2021

Osteochondritis Dissecans: Symptoms & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

In Osteochondritis Dissecans. small cracks develop in bone and cartilage due to lack of blood flow. We look at the causes, symptoms & treatment options

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Oct 12, 2021

Infrapatellar Bursitis: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Exp

Infrapatellar bursitis aka Clergyman's Knee causes pain and swelling at the front of the knee. We look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Oct 12, 2021

Housemaids Knee: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Housemaids Knee causes pain and swelling at the front of the knee. We look at the common causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatments for prepatellar bursitis.

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Oct 12, 2021

Pes Anserine Bursitis: Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Pes Anserine Bursitis is a common cause of inner knee pain. Find out about the main causes of pes anserinus bursitis including symptoms & treatment options

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Oct 12, 2021

Patella Alta - Causes & Treatment - Knee Pain Explained

Patella alta, aka High Riding Patella, is where the kneecap sits too high, causing knee pain and instability. We look at the main symptoms and treatment options.

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