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Knee Conditions

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Knee Conditions

7 Knee Conditions

Baker’s cyst (popliteal cyst)

Symptoms Include:
Swelling  |  Pain  |  Joint locking

 

A Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled growth that forms behind the knee. It’s caused by swollen and inflammatory tissue beneath the knee joint. They’re more common in women and those over the age of 40. If you have the symptoms and they don’t go away, see a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Joint Pain

Cartilage damage

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Stiffness | Grinding joint

 

Damage to the cartilage is a fairly common injury. It usually affects the knees, however, it can potentially impact other joints. Minor cartilage injuries may heal on their own in a matter of weeks, while more serious cartilage damage may necessitate surgery.

 

Related Conditions:
Joint pain | Sports injuries | Sprains and strains

Dislocated kneecap

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Difficulty walking | Reduced movement

 

A dislocated kneecap is a common injury that takes six weeks to recover from. When the leg is planted on the ground, such as during sports or dance, it is frequently triggered by a blow or a quick change in direction.

Gout

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Redness | Swelling | Inflamed

 

Gout is an arthritic condition characterised by the formation of tiny crystals inside and around the joints. It causes significant pain and swelling to appear out of nowhere. Men over 30 and women after menopause are the most commonly affected. Men are more likely than women to develop gout.

 

Related Conditions:
Joint pain | Arthritis

Knee pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling

 

Knee discomfort is frequently treatable at home. In a few days, you should start to feel better. If the pain is severe or persists for an extended period of time, you should consult a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Joint pain

Reactive arthritis

Symptoms Include:
Joint pain | Stiffness | Swollen joints | Red eye

 

Reactive arthritis is a disorder in which the body’s joints, particularly the knees, foot, toes, hips, and ankles, become red and swollen (inflammation).

 

Related Conditions:
Joint pain

Septic arthritis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Redness | Inflamed

 

A bacterial infection causes septic arthritis, which is the inflammation of a joint. Any joint can be affected, but knees and hips are the most frequent. It’s possible that more than one joint is impacted. After treatment, the majority of people recover. It can cause severe joint damage and is potentially life-threatening if not treated.

 

Related Conditions:
Joint pain
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