Why Does My Knee Hurt

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 ......

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Selected Articles

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

The PCL is one of the ligaments at the back of the inside of your knee that connects the shinbone (tibia) to the thighbone (femur). Its job is to keep your shinbone from shifting too far back.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

An ACL injury can be caused by direct impact to the knee, a sudden fall or twist, or excessive pressure […]

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 […]

Knee Pain Caused by Patella Fracture

A patella fracture is a break in the small bone that sits at the front of your knee, commonly known […]

Osgood-Schlatter disease – What is it?

Osgood-Schlatter Disease, sometimes referred to as Osgood’s or OSD, is a condition that causes the bones, cartilage and tendons at […]

Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury

The LCL helps keep the knee joint stable, especially the outer part of the joint.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

A MCL injury is a tear or sprain of the band of tissue inside the knee that connects the thighbone to the lower leg bone.

How Does Cartilage Damage Impact the Knee Joint?

Articular (joint) cartilage is a thick, durable tissue that coats the ends of the bones where they meet to form […]

How Ligament Injuries Can Lead to Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

We talk to Dr. Henry Chan of HC Orthopedic Surgery about how to avoid knee Osteoarthritis (OA) following a ligament […]

Important Questions About Conservative Treatment for ACL Injuries

Dr. Henry Chan of HC Orthopedic Surgery discusses a non-surgical approach to ACL tears and whether it’s the right option […]