Common Knee Injuries and Problems

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Plica Syndrome
Symptoms of plica syndrome include pain and swelling, a clicking sensation, and locking and weakness of the knee.
Osteochondritis Dissecans
If normal healing doesn’t occur, cartilage separates from the diseased bone and a fragment breaks loose into the knee joint, causing weakness, sharp pain, and locking of the joint.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
feels an ache or burning sensation at the side of the knee during activity.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
pain just below the knee joint that usually worsens with activity and is relieved by rest.
Tendon Injuries
often have tenderness at the point where the patellar tendon meets the bone. In addition, they may feel pain during running, hurried walking, or jump
Knee Injuries and Problems
Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries
you may feel a pop and the knee may buckle sideways. Pain and swelling are common.
Cruciate Ligament Injuries
You may hear a popping sound, and the leg may buckle when you try to stand on it.
Meniscal Injuries
(Injuries to the Menisci)
Generally, when people injure a meniscus, they feel some pain, particularly when the knee is straightened.
Chondromalacia
The most frequent symptom is a dull pain around or under the knee cap that worsens when walking down stairs or hills.
Arthritis
The symptoms of arthritis are different for the different forms. For example, people with rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory conditions may find the knee swollen, red, and even hot to the touch. Any form of arthritis can cause the knee to be painful and stiff.
Other Rheumatic Diseases.
Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. www.niams.nih.gov
Common Knee Injuries and Problems