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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Meniscus Tears

A meniscus tear occurs when there is a partial or full tear in one of the two menisci that are located within the knee joint.  A meniscus is a C-shaped disc composed of cartilage in the knee that balances body weight across the knee so that it is evenly distributed among the bones in your legs….Read More

ACL/PCL Tear

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears are common knee injuries, especially for athletes. The ACL and PCL are two of four ligaments that stabilize the knee joint, allowing the knee to move forward and backward without moving side to side…Read More

MCL / LCL Sprain / Tear

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are two of four ligaments in the knee that provide stability to the knee joint, along with the ACL and PCL… Read More

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also called “runner’s knee”, is one of the more common sports related injuries affecting the knee, and refers to a condition that causes pain behind and around the knee cap… Read More

Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis, also called “jumper’s knee”, is an inflammation of the patellar tendon, a cord-like structure that connects the patella (knee cap) to the tibia (shin bone). Tendonitis causes pain due to inflammation, swelling, and minor tears in the tendon.. Read More

Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, a fluid filled sac that is situated between the bones and tendons within the knee joint. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes pain in the knee and can lead to limited mobility of the joint. There are eleven bursae located in each knee, but the c… Read More

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a cord-like structure that connects muscles to bones. There are hundreds of tendons located throughout the body. Tendonitis can occur in any part of the body in which tendons are located, but most often occurs in certain locations such as the … Read More

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

liotibial band syndrome (or ITB syndrome or ITBS) is a common running related injury in which the iliotibial band (a band of tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh and stabilizes the knee) becomes inflamed due to friction, causing pain along the outside of the knee and the lower thigh…Read More

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella refers to the degeneration of cartilage under the patella (knee cap) which results in pain in the front of the knee. The degeneration causes the cartilage to soften and is the most common cause of chronic knee pain…Read More

Arthritis

There are many type of arthritis, a condition that primarily causes inflammation, pain and limited mobility in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis are caused by a breakdown of cartilage surrounding the joint, which normally acts like a shock absorber and prevents bones from rubbing together… Read More