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Decoding Knee Pain: Let's Unveil the Possibilities

🦵💔 "Decoding Knee Pain: Let's Unveil the Possibilities" 💔🦵

🌟 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. 🕵️‍♀️💡


Here's a glimpse into the key players:

🔍 Pain on the kneecap (patella):

  • Patellofemoral pain

  • Patellar fracture

  • Prepatellar bursa inflammation

🔍 Just above the patella:

  • Quadriceps tendinopathy

  • Suprapatellar bursa issues

🔍 Inside of the knee:

  • Medial meniscus tear

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury

  • Medial plica irritation

🔍 Inside and below the joint line of the knee:

  • Pes anserine tendinopathy

🔍 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)

🔍 Outside of the knee and below the joint line:

  • Fibula head discomfort

🔍 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. 💪🌈


Health professionals, save this comprehensive list for future reference! 📝

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