Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain is usually caused by some sort of physical injury, such as a bruise, soft tissue injury, sprain, strain, fracture, and so on. However, various joint disorders such as arthritis and gout are possible. There are various other causes of knee pain.

Knee Injuries: Various types of physical injury to the knee are possible:

  • Bruise (contusion)
  • Knee strain
  • Knee sprain
  • Sprain of collateral ligaments
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Meniscus injury (Torn meniscus)
  • Ruptured extensor mechanism
  • Muscle injury
  • Knee fracture
  • Knee dislocation
  • Hemophilia (bleeding disorder)
  • Hemarthrosis (bleeding into joint)

Knee Inflammation Disorders: Various types of inflammatory disorders may affect the knee, such as:

Arthritis and Systemic Disorders: Various types of arthritis and other systemic disorders can cause knee pain:

Other Causes: Various other causes of knee pain are possible:

  • Scurvy
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Popliteal cyst
  • Radiculopathy
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteogenic sarcoma
  • Osteochondroma

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.