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  • Writer's pictureLuke Nelson

Decoding Knee Pain: Let's Unveil the Possibilities

๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿ’” "Decoding Knee Pain: Let's Unveil the Possibilities" ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿฆต

๐ŸŒŸ If you've ever found yourself saying, "My knee hurts: what could it be?" you're not alone. The knee is a complex joint with numerous structures that can be the source of pain, not to mention the pain referral from the hip & lumbar spine. Let's shed some light on the main suspects behind anterior knee pain. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก

Here's a glimpse into the key players:

๐Ÿ” Pain on the kneecap (patella):

  • Patellofemoral pain

  • Patellar fracture

  • Prepatellar bursa inflammation

๐Ÿ” Just above the patella:

  • Quadriceps tendinopathy

  • Suprapatellar bursa issues

๐Ÿ” Inside of the knee:

  • Medial meniscus tear

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury

  • Medial plica irritation

๐Ÿ” Inside and below the joint line of the knee:

  • Pes anserine tendinopathy

๐Ÿ” Under the patella:

  • Infrapatellar bursa inflammation

  • Osgood-Schlatter disease (seen in adolescents)

  • Patellar tendinopathy

  • Patellar fat pad irritation

  • Osteochondritis

  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome (seen in adolescents)

๐Ÿ” Outside of the knee and below the joint line:

  • Fibula head discomfort

๐Ÿ” Outside of the knee:

  • Lateral plica irritation

  • Iliotibial band syndrome

  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury

  • Lateral meniscus tear

Feeling overwhelmed? Don't worry! The next step is to seek the expertise of a healthcare professional who can conduct a thorough evaluation. They will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

For those experiencing knee pain, remember, understanding the potential causes is the first step toward finding relief. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒˆ

Health professionals, save this comprehensive list for future reference! ๐Ÿ“





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