Knee pain causes include:

  1. ACL injury (tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in your knee)
  2. Avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to limited blood flow)
  3. Baker's cyst
  4. Broken leg
  5. Collateral ligament injury
  6. Dislocation
  7. Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  8. Iliotibial band syndrome
  9. Knee bursitis (inflammation of fluid-filled sacs in the knee joint)
  10. Lupus
  11. Medial collateral ligament injury
  12. Osgood-Schlatter disease
  13. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  14. Osteochondritis dissecans
  15. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  16. Patellar tendinitis
  17. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  18. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  19. Pseudogout
  20. Referred pain from hip area
  21. Septic arthritis
  22. Sprains and strains
  23. Tendinitis
  24. Torn meniscus

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Jan. 11, 2018