Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee problems and injuries most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work – related tasks, or home projects.

Medial tibial stress syndrome, known as shin splints, is an overload injury occurring when too much force is being placed on the tibia (shinbone) and connective tissues attaching the muscles to the bone. Excessive tightness in the lower leg muscles will be further aggravating.

Irritation and inflammation of the prepatellar bursa located just in front of the kneecap. Prepatellar bursitis commonly occurs in occupations which require frequent kneeling.

Patellar tendonitis, commonly known as “jumper’s knee,” is the inflammation and irritation of the patellar tendon. The chronic condition, called patellar tendinosis, develops gradually and is characterized by microscopic tears and thickening of the tendon.

Discomfort at the front or inner knee area, which is aggravated by activity or by extended time sitting (such as at a desk chair or theater seat) with knees bent.

A common overuse injury generally affecting children aged 9-16 resulting in inflammation and sometimes tearing of ligaments within the knee and lower leg. Osgood–Schlatter disease often coincides with growth spurts.

A full or partial tear in the medial collateral ligament (MCL), one of four ligaments that are critical to the stability of the knee joint. The MCL spans the distance from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone) and is on the inside of the knee joint.

Your knee has two types of cartilage: articular and meniscal. The menisci are cartilage tissue which act like shock absorbers in the knee joint. A meniscus can be torn, commonly after a forceful twisting injury to the knee.

Your knee has two types of cartilage: articular and meniscal. Articular cartilage is a smooth, hard material located on the bones where they come into contact with other bones. This cartilage may become damaged due to injury or normal wear and tear.

Iliotibial band syndrome is an injury characterized by inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick band of fibrous tissue that begins at the hip and extends down the outside of the leg to the outer side of the shin bone (tibia) just below the knee joint.

A full or partial tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of four ligaments critical to the stability of the knee joint.