Knee pain is an umbrella term, which encompasses a variety of conditions which all cause pain around the knee. These range from soft tissue conditions such as bursitis, quadriceps or patella tendonitis and variety of bony and cartilage conditions within the knee such as joint surface (chondral) damage, cartilage tears and knee arthritis.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
Pain can be felt either over the front of the knee or on the either side of the knee. The pain may be felt only with certain movements or all the time. Associated symptoms could be stiffness of the knee, swelling, clicking, locking or giving way.
Treatments for Knee Pain
The treatment is aimed at the underlying cause. Assessment would include a consultation with one of our experts with a physical examination aimed at getting a working diagnosis of the possible causes. The definitive diagnosis often requires further investigations such as x-rays, ultrasound or MRI scan. Once the diagnosis is established, a definitive treatment plan would be discussed and the treatments could range from physiotherapy, to injections or possibly surgery.