All About Knee Pain: Cause and Treatment

Knee pain in the front of the knee is probably linked to problems extensor apparatus (patellofemoral pain syndrome, patellar tendinitis). Pain in the medial part: (the one facing the other knee) linked to problems of the medial meniscus and medial collateral ligament. Pain on the outside: (side): more rare, may be due to a lesion of the lateral collateral ligament after a traumatic event, or lateral meniscus or banderella syndrome Iliotibial (in athletes, especially runners that run downhill). Pain in the back: (rare), it may be caused by lesions of the posterior cruciate ligament, or from a cyst back.




  • Morning: If you see in the morning and disappears in the course of the day there may be slight cartilage degeneration.
  • In growing up: If you are accentuated with the passage of time we are probably in the presence of tendon pathologies.
  • When we sit for a long time: (Ex. movies, desk) prolonged knee flexion increases the pain in the presence of patellofemoral pain syndrome.


Common Causes of Severe Knee Joint Pain

Kneel: or after trauma to the front of the knee, especially if you see a swelling of bursitis may be important to the knee. During exercise: o well during certain movements and if young patient with no recent trauma, probably it is a "simple" tendonitis. Suddenly, during an exercise or uncontrolled movement: it could be a meniscal tear, if the person is elderly can occur even for trivial efforts (rise up from a squatting position).

Pain behind knee is most suffer with old man. When we are standing or walking for a long time, in making the stairs: especially if the person has passed a certain age and there is a certain joint deformity pain is almost certainly due to osteoarthritis.
Immediately after a trauma: possible involvement meniscal and one or more ligaments.

  • Favors the reduction of body weight, lightening the articulation,
  • Keeps the muscles efficient, helping the ligaments in their sealing function.
  • Improves balance and flexibility while providing good control proprioceptive,
  • Attention: physical activity can also be harmful, especially when you overdo it or switch abruptly from inactivity to intense sporting activity. To prevent your knee you will pay the consequences, first of all ask your doctor for an opinion, then assessed the ability to let advice from a qualified physiatrist, at least during the first sessions.


Physical activity and osteoarthritis: Suggested   activities that keep the knee in discharge, without having to bear the entire body weight while making your muscles work effectively. Obviously swimming (except the breaststroke) is the best activity, but also the bicycle or exercise bike started gradually help a lot. Physical activity and osteoporosis: Recently it has been shown a "piezoelectric effect" in the bone, whereby each step resting (the technicians say every variation of the force of support) produces a weak electrical current that induces the bone to strengthen. Consequently, the walking, dancing, running is well suited to promote calcification.