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Knee problems

Known as the most complex joint in the body, the knee relies on 10 muscles to function. Knee problems are common, troublesome and can seriously affect a person's quality of life. Below are some common causes of knee pain, categorised by the age-group you'll often find them in.

Kids & teenagers

Leg deformity

A condition children are born with, leading to abnormal pressure on the knee

Patellar instability

Abnormal movement of the kneecap, often due to injury or anatomical abnormalities

Osteochondritis dissecans

Detachment of the cartilage from the knee joint's surface

Under 50s

Over 50s

Meniscal problems

Wear and tear of the shock absorbing tissues of the knee called the meniscii


Wear and tear of the knee joint's surface


Injuries to the bones of the knee joint, sometimes caused by a fall

Knee pain after surgery

Painful knee replacements that need specialist investigation and management

Synovitis & tendinitis

Inflammation of the lining of the knee joint or the tendons around it

Referred pain from elsewhere

Back, hip or ankle problems can cause irritation around the knee

Meniscal problems

Injury to the shock absorbing tissue of the knee called the mensicus

Ligament injuries

Most commonly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or the medial collateral ligament (MCL)

Patellar instability

Often caused by early wear and tear of the cartilage of the knee cap

Need help with your knee pain?

The above list is just the tip of the iceberg. If you have any knee pain, I'd be delighted to see you and help to solve your problem.

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