Knee Pain at Night

Knee Pain at Night

Knee pain at night is the symptom usually associated with many knee injuries and joint conditions. But some conditions are characterized mainly by knee pain that intensifies at night (also known as nocturnal knee pain). The latter causes sleep disturbance and reduced hours of sleep, which, in turn, can lead to other health problems. …

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Knee Pain from Running

Knee Pain from Running

Knee pain from running (also known as patellofemoral knee syndrome or runner’s knee) is a condition that usually affects runners. It likewise strikes other athletes who are engaged in sports that involve a lot of knee bending (e.g., cyclists, skiers and jumpers). Runner’s knee occurs when the kneecap (patella) shifts out of place.…

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Inner Knee Pain

  Inner knee pain

Inner knee pain refers to pain that occurs on the inner side of the knee. It is also called medial knee pain and inside knee pain as well. Inner knee pain can either be acute (develops suddenly after a knee injury) or chronic (develops gradually over time). Its symptoms tend to be general pain or a sharp pain in the inner knee, as well as restricted range of movement.…

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Fluid on the Knee

Fluid on the Knee

Fluid on the knee (water on the knee) is a condition in which fluid collects in your knee joint. The inner lining of the knee joint is called synovial lining. The watery fluid secreted by this lining is called synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant during knee movement.…

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Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is a form of pain that can be found at the front and center of the knee. It is also called runner’s knee, jumper’s knee and Patellar tendinitis. It can happen at any age from youth, through adulthood and during the latter years of life.…

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Common Knee Injuries

Knee Injuries

Contrary to popular belief, knee injuries can affect everyone. Whether you are an Olympic athlete or an average homemaker, you can have a knee injury. Knee injuries can be very painful and debilitating, rendering even the most simple tasks difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish. However, the good news is that knee injuries are preventable and treatable.…

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Knee Replacement Recovery Time

Knee Replacement Recovery Time

Knee replacement recovery time is one of the first questions patients ask if knee surgery is required. Simply speaking, knee replacement recovery will vary from person to person or from the various types of knee replacement surgery performed. This is an approximate guide for knee replacement recovery time and the expectations from a total knee replacement surgery. …

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Knee Cap Pain

Knee Cap Pain

Before understanding knee cap pain we have to understand the knee cap. The knee cap, also known as “patella”, is a triangular bone that guards the joints in the front of the knee. It is attached by ligaments to the muscles around the knee and increases mobility in the leg by acting as a support for the leg muscles.…

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Osteochondritis Dissecans Knee Condition

Osteochondritis Dissecans Knee Condition

Osteochondritis Dissecans knee condition, also abbreviated as OCD (not to be confused with the behavioral condition), is a joint disorder in which a fragment of cartilage loosens and separates itself from the rest of the joint following an injury in the affected knee. Osteohondritis Dissecans most commonly affects the knee joint and occurs in young men and athletes.…

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Dislocated Kneecap

Dislocated Kneecap

The painful news is that if you have a dislocated kneecap you will know. The knee pain associated with it is quite severe. That’s because the c-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or shifts out of place. Luckily, in most cases the kneecap shifts back into place after the injury occurs.…

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Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Jumpers Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Jumpers Knee also known as Patellar Tendonitis or Patellar Tendinitis is a knee pain in the patellar or quadriceps tendon which connects both the kneecap (patella) with the shine bone. It is usually associated with an overuse injury. For example, athletes involved in jumping sports such as basketball or volleyball frequently suffer from jumpers knee due to repeated jumping movements.…

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Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome is a very common knee injury where friction occurs between your Iliotibial Band and your knee or hip bone.. It is one of the leading causes of lateral pain in runner’s and is sometimes misdiagnosed as runner’s knee. Along with running, Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome is usually associated with, cycling, hiking, squatting and court sports, such as tennis and handball.…

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Proper Squat Form

Proper Squat Form

Knee pain when squatting is very common because not everybody knows the proper squat form. Truth be told, squatting is a very misunderstood exercise. Even though there are various ways to do one there are a lot of unnecessary mistakes. And, if done incorrectly, you can develop bad technique, sustain injury (knee pain included) and miss all the wonderful benefits of this important and great exercise.…

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Housemaids Knee

 

Housemaids Knee

Housemaids knee is a swelling of the bursa at the front of the knee. The term comes from people whose work requires them to kneel for long periods of time. It is a type of knee pain that goes by several different terms. It is also referred to as:

Prepatellar Bursitis Knee Bursitis Beat Knee Carpet Layer’s Knee Coal Miner’s Knee Rug Cutter’s Knee Nun’s Knee

From all of the different names above Prepatellar Bursitis is the technical term for housemaids knee.…

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Patella Femoral Syndrome

Patella Femoral Syndrome

Patella Femoral Syndrome is the technical term for runner’s knee. It is an inflammation of the underside of the kneecap from various activities, such as running. In addition, it is a form of knee pain that goes by several different names. It is also referred to as:

Patella Pain Syndrome PFPS Patellofemoral Syndrome Patellofemoral Joint Syndrome PFJ Syndrome Chondromalacia Patellae Anterior Knee Pain Medial Knee Pain Jumper’s Knee Runner’s Knee (Important! 

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Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella is another term for runner’s knee or medial knee pain. Today it is more commonly called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). It affects various parts of the knee; including the Patella (kneecap), tendon, bursa, and the tibia (shinbone). Knee pain usually starts in the interior portion of the knee and gets worse over time.…

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Knee Bursitis

Knee Bursitis

Bursa refers to a small sac which is present in our joints and other parts of the body. They are filled with synovial fluid; this fluid ensures that a person is able to move his joints freely. At times, swelling and inflammation occurs in the bursa, and this causes a condition known as bursitis.…

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Gout in the Knee

Gout in the Knee

Gout in the knee basically refers to a condition which is characterized by swelling, redness & pain. This condition is related to arthritis when crystals of uric acid amass in the joints causing inflammation. Commonly, it causes pain and swelling in one of the joints of your body.…

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