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Introduction to Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint amongst people of all ages. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain

Symptoms of Knee Pain

There are many symptoms that can occur with knee pain. The location and area may vary depending on the cause of the problem:

  • Swelling and Stiffness

  • Redness and warmth to the touch

  • Weakness or Instability

  • Popping or crunching noises

  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

Causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems:

  • Injuries (ACL,Fractures, Torn meniscus, Knee bursitis, Patellar tendinitis)

  • Mechanical (Loose body, Iliotibial dislocated kneecap, Hip or foot pain)

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis,Gout, Pseudogout, Septic arthritis)

  • Excess Weight (Can cause problems on the knee)

How to Diagnose Knee Pain

If you suspect that you are suffering from knee pain speak to your doctor to underline the condition and diagnose the problem. Your doctor may send you to physical therapy to further evaluate and treat the issue.

Care for Knee Pain

At Bright Star Physical Therapy our therapists are dedicated to your needs. To help ensure that you get the best results possible, our knowledgeable, caring, and highly professional team will evaluate and treat you according to your diagnoses. Book an appointment today!


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