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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Many types of minor knee pain respond well to self-care measures. Physical therapy and knee braces also can help relieve pain. In some cases, however, your knee may require surgical Knee Pain Treatment repair.


The location and severity of knee pain may vary, depending on the cause of the problem. Signs and symptoms that sometimes accompany knee pain include:

  • imageSwelling and stiffness
  • imageRedness and warmth to the touch
  • imageWeakness or instability
  • imagePopping or crunching noises
  • imageInability to fully straighten the knee

When to see a doctor

Call your doctor if you:

  • imageCan't bear weight on your knee or feel as if your knee is unstable or gives out
  • imageHave marked knee swelling
  • imageAre unable to fully extend or flex your knee
  • imageSee an obvious deformity in your leg or knee
  • imageHave a fever, in addition to redness, pain and swelling in your knee
  • imageHave severe knee pain that is associated with an injury


Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.


A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself. Some of the more common knee injuries include:

  • imageACL injury
  • imageFractures
  • imageTorn meniscus
  • imageKnee bursitis
  • imagePatellar tendinitis
Mechanical problems

Some examples of mechanical problems that can cause knee pain include:

  • imageLoose body
  • imageIliotibial band syndrome
  • imageDislocated kneecap
  • imageHip or foot pain
Types of arthritis

More than 100 different types of arthritis exist. The varieties most likely to affect the knee include:

  • imageOsteoarthritis
  • imageRheumatoid arthritis
  • imageGout
  • imagePseudogout
  • imageSeptic arthritis
Other problems

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a general term that refers to pain arising between the kneecap and the underlying thighbone. It's common in athletes; in young adults, especially those whose kneecap doesn't track properly in its groove; and in older adults, who usually develop the condition as a result of arthritis of the kneecap.

Risk factors

A number of factors can increase your risk of having knee problems, including:

  • imageExcess weight
  • imageLack of muscle flexibility or strength
  • imageCertain sports or occupations
  • imagePrevious injury


Not all knee pain is serious. But some knee injuries and medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, can lead to increasing pain, joint damage and disability if left untreated. And having a knee injury — even a minor one — makes it more likely that you'll have similar injuries in the future.


Although it's not always possible to prevent knee pain, the following suggestions may help ward off injuries and joint deterioration:

  • imageKeep extra pounds off
  • imageBe in shape to play your sport
  • imagePractice perfectly
  • imageGet strong, stay flexible
  • imageBe smart about exercise

About Doctor:

Dr.KHALEELULLAH is a renowned gold medal award-winning Orthopaedician in Hyderabad. He has got extensive experience of more than 15 years and positioned himself as the best orthopedic surgeon in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He worked for nearly 8 years in the prestigious Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS), Hyderabad where he acquired vast skills and knowledge about managing complicated orthopedic problems. He proved himself as the right Ortho Surgeon with MCH specialization with his deep interest in the area of joint reconstruction surgeries.