Knee pain is a common condition affecting individuals from different age groups. It not only affects movement but also impacts the quality of life of the individual. An injury or disease of the knee joint or any structure surrounding the knee can result in knee pain. A precise diagnosis of the underlying cause is important to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Diagnostic tools such as musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-rays and MRI’s can be ordered to help to determine the etiology of your pain. Knee pain can vary from achy in nature to sharp and throbbing, but usually is localized to the knee and does not radiate.
The causes of knee pain can be divided into three major categories: