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Knee pain

Knee pain: Introduction

Knee pain: Pain in or around the knee joint. See detailed information below for a list of 122 causes of Knee pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Knee pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Knee pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Knee pain

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Causes of Types of Knee pain:

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Knee pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Knee pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Knee pain Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Knee pain may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Knee pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Knee pain may include:

Stories from Users for Knee pain

Real-life user stories relating to Knee pain:

Message Boards for Knee pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Knee pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Knee pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Knee pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the knee with the person walking, standing and lying
    • A systematic examination of the affected knee looking for signs of inflammation, deformity, swelling, disordered stability and reduced range of motion - e.g. tenderness and warmth indicates inflammation; redness of the skin over the joint indicates gout, pseudogout, rheumatic fever or septic arthritis.
    • Full physical examination looking for signs of systemic disease that can predispose or present with joint pain - e.g. rash and pitted nails of psoriasis; Raynaud's phenomenon of rheumatoid arthritis; doughnut-shaped rash of Lyme disease; butterfly rash of systemic lupus erythematosus; abdominal tenderness of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; heart murmur of rheumatic fever or subacute bacterial endocarditis.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count, ESR and CRP
  • more tests...»

Knee pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Knee pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Knee pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Fermathron - Temporary knee pain
  • Hylan - Temporary knee pain
  • Synvisc - Temporary knee pain
  • more causes...»

Knee pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Knee pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Knee pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Knee pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Knee pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Knee pain

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed more »

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis more »

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Knee pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Knee pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Knee pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Knee pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Knee pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Knee pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Knee pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Knee pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Knee pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Knee pain. Of the 122 causes of Knee pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 111 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Knee pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Knee pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Chondromalacia ... knee pain worsens walking down stairs, knee pain, knee pain worsens walking downhill, knee pain climbing stairs, knee tenderness






  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome ... knee ache at the side of the knee during activity, knee burning sensation at the side of the knee during activity, knee pain










Conditions listing medical complications: Knee pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Knee pain or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Knee pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Knee pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Knee pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Knee pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Knee pain:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Knee pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Knee pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Knee symptoms (149 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Knee pain:

    Knee swelling (25 causes), Stiff knee (21 causes), Knee locking (18 causes), Knee symptoms (149 causes), Septic arthritis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease, Discoid meniscus, Tears of the meniscus, Ligament injury, Osteochondritis dissecans, Dislocated kneecap, Partially dislocated kneecap, Bursitis (11 causes), Bipartite patella

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    Medical News summaries about Knee pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Knee pain

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