Knee Conditions

Knee Conditions

Below is a list of common knee conditions we can help you manage and recover from:

Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome): Characterized by pain around or behind the kneecap, especially when bending the knee or climbing stairs, runner’s knee is a common overuse injury caused by poor alignment of the kneecap.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS): This injury occurs when the iliotibial band, a thick band of tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, becomes tight or inflamed. It often causes pain on the outer side of the knee and can result from repetitive bending and extending of the knee.

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee): Jumper’s knee is an overuse injury that affects the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. It causes pain just below the kneecap and is often aggravated by activities that involve jumping or explosive movements.

Meniscal Tears: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions and stabilizes the knee joint. Tears in the meniscus can occur due to sudden twisting or overuse, causing pain, swelling, and sometimes locking of the knee joint.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury: Common in sports involving sudden stops, changes in direction, or pivoting, an ACL tear is a serious injury that affects the ligament connecting the thigh bone to the shin bone. It often requires surgical intervention.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury: The PCL, another ligament in the knee, can be injured due to direct impact or hyperextension of the knee joint. It’s less common than ACL injuries but can still cause pain, instability, and difficulty walking.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain: This injury affects the ligament on the inner side of the knee and is often caused by a direct blow to the outer side of the knee, leading to pain, swelling, and instability.

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain: Similar to an MCL injury, an LCL sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee is stretched or torn. It’s usually caused by a force that pushes the knee inward.

Bursitis: Knee bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa sac, which provides cushioning between bones and tendons. It can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness around the knee.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease: This condition primarily affects young athletes during periods of rapid growth. It involves inflammation of the patellar tendon at its insertion point on the shinbone, leading to pain and a bony bump just below the kneecap.

There other knee conditions we can help you with. You may be experiencing osteoarthritis or may be recovering from knee surgery. Get in touch if you can’t identify your condition here.

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