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knee pain

Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. There are several factors that can cause knee pain. Awareness and knowledge of the causes of knee pain lead to a more accurate diagnosis. Management of knee pain is in the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for that diagnosis. Knee pain can be either referred pain or related to the knee joint itself.

Knee joint consists of an articulation between four bones: the femur, tibia, fibula and patella. There are four compartments to the knee. These are the medial and lateral tibiofemoral compartments, the patellofemoral compartment and the superior tibiofibular joint. The components of each of these compartements can suffer from repetitive strain, injury or disease.

Some common injuries related to knee-pain include:

Othe knee-pain causes include diseases, inflammation, deformities, dislocation and fractures.

Some of the diseases that can cause knee-pain include:

Inflammations as another source of knee-pain can be categorized as:

Knee deformities are also among the other sources of knee-pain, some of these knee deformities incldue:

Knee Fractures are also among most painful knee related disorders:

Dislocations

Referred pain is that pain perceived at a site different from its point of origin but innervated by the same spinal segment. Sometimes knee pain may be related to another area from body. For example, knee pain can come from ankle, foot, hip joints or lumbar spine.

There is also a hereditary disease, familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS), which often features knee pain, in addition to hives, fever and pain in other joints.

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