Common Causes of Knee Pain

Your knee can hurt for a variety of reasons. The joint is vulnerable and age, obesity and overuse can cause pain. Often, the pain is mild and does not require that you see a doctor. Relief for more severe pain, however, may require medical attention.

Here are some common conditions associated with knee pain.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Infected knee joint
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Menisci or cartilage damage
  • Tendonitis
  • Housemaid’s knee or bursitis
  • Torn ligaments or tendons
  • Bleeding in the knee joint
  • Osgood Schlatter’s disease
  • Gout