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A common complaint that affects people of all ages. It may be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, arthritis, gout, infections, or other conditions. It can affect different parts of the knee joint and cause symptoms such as swelling, stiffness, redness, weakness or popping noises.
An inflammation of a tendon that connects a muscle to a bone in the knee. The most common type is patellar tendonitis which affects the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the tendon from activities such as running, jumping, or squatting. Symptoms include pain and tenderness over the tendon area, stiffness and difficulty moving the knee.
A term used to describe pain in the front of the knee around the kneecap (patella). It is often caused by abnormal alignment or movement of the patella in relation to the thigh bone (femur). This can result from injury, overuse, muscle imbalance or other factors. Symptoms include pain when bending or straightening the knee, especially when walking up or down stairs, squatting or sitting with bent knees for a long time.
A term used to describe pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). It is often caused by repeated stress on the muscles and connective tissues that attach to the tibia from activities such as running, dancing or military training. Symptoms include pain and tenderness along the lower leg, especially after exercise.
A condition that causes pain and inflammation in the patellar tendon (the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shinbone). It is caused by overuse or repetitive stress on the tendon from activities that involve jumping or landing, such as basketball, volleyball, or running.
Small knots of muscle fibers that form in response to injury, stress or overuse of the muscles around the knee. They can cause localized pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion in the knee joint. They can also refer pain to other areas such as the thigh, calf, or foot.
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