Common causes of knee pain

Common causes of knee pain include:

  • sprains and strains
  • anterior knee pain (pain around the kneecap)
  • menisci or cartilage damage
  • osteoarthritis
  • tendonitis
  • bursitis (housemaid's knee)
  • torn ligaments or tendons
  • bleeding into the joint
  • Osgood-Schlatter's disease
  • gout
  • septic arthritis (infected knee joint)

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018