Knee Pain

The number of knee problems has increased significantly in today’s progressively active society.  Responsible for about one-third of all doctor visits in the United States, it is the most common musculoskeletal complaint brought to physicians.  The knee acts as the primary weight-bearing joint in the body whose main function is to bend and straighten.  However, it also twists and rotates and thus, relies on surrounding bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage, making the knee more susceptible to injury.

Signs & Symptoms of Knee Pain

  • Pain over the inside of the knee.
  • Pain in the front of the knee.
  • Pain when kneeling.
  • Inability to put weight on the knee.
  • Inability to straighten the knee.
  • Pain with planting the foot on the ground & twisting the knee.
  • Popping or crunching noises.
  • Swelling and/or stiffness.
  • Redness and/or warmth to the touch.

Causes of Knee Pain

  • Meniscus Tear
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • ACL Injury
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Tendonitis
  • Hamstring Tendonitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Dislocated Kneecap