Knee pain causes include:

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

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

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May 20, 2021