Symptoms And Types of Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common symptom affecting people across the world. People of all ages undergo this condition which can be quite disturbing and we see this all the time at Five Dock Physiotherapy. The overall prevalence of knee pain among populace is around  19%. It is estimated that the overall prevalence of knee pain among men is between 15 and 20% while  the overall occurrence of knee pain among women is about 20%, slightly more than men.

You may experience knee pain as a result of an injury, torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament. Some medical conditions such as infections or arthritis may also lead to knee pain Five Dock. This health condition is manageable and there are a number of treatments that can   help you ease your pain, with physiotherapy Drummoyne able to help. But in case of more serious knee problem you may have to go for a surgery.

Common Symptoms of knee pain

Knee pain may have different level of intensity. Some of the common symptoms of knee pain are:

  • Weakness
  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Difficulty to straighten the knee


Knee pain can be of many types such as:

  1. Lateral knee pain
  2. Frontal knee pain
  3. Knee pain in the front of your knee
  4. Pain behind kneecap
  5. Lateral knee pain

Lateral knee pain

This kind of knee pain affects the external area of your knee. A number of injuries can lead to this kind of knee pain.  Lateral cartilage injuries are one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain. That includes injury to your lateral collateral ligament (LCL). Causes of this kind of injuries include a sudden trauma to the interior of your knee that might happen as a result of sudden twist or during a tackle. The outer region of your knee may also hurt due to another kind of injury called lateral meniscus tear. It usually happens as a result of a sudden force or twist of your knee. Aging may also lead to this kind of injury to your knee.

  1. Frontal Knee Pain

You may experience pain at the border of your knee which may result due to various causes including muscle imbalance, too much exercise or dislocated or maltracking patella. Runner’s knee is another kind of condition that may lead to anterior knee pain. This kind of injury occurs while running or when you over your knee.

  1. Knee pain in the front of your knee

You may also experience pain in the front part of your need due to injuries such as Jumper’s knee. This kind of injury can lead to knee pain in the front side, under kneecap. This kind of injury is scientifically known as patellar tendonitis and occurs as a result of overuse and overstress.

  1. Pain behind Kneecap

This is another type of common knee pain that affects the back of the kneecap. It more commonly affects the frontal, medial, and side. Baker’s Cyst is another common injury that leads to knee pain of this type. It is an inflamed lump that shows on behind the knee. Arthritis and cartilage tear include some of its common causes. This kind of pain may also result due to other conditions such as tennis leg and Gastrocnemius tendonitis.

Hopefully, your knowledge on knee pain will take a boost from having read this article today.