Questions and answers

What are signs of knee problems?

What are signs of knee problems?


  • Swelling and stiffness.
  • Redness and warmth to the touch.
  • Weakness or instability.
  • Popping or crunching noises.
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee.

What are the worst knee injuries?

The quick answer is that the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is most likely to be considered the worst ligament in the knee to tear.

What are the symptoms of a torn tendon in the knee?

What are the symptoms of a kneecap (patella) tendon tear?

  • A tearing or popping sensation.
  • Swelling and inflammation.
  • Tenderness and bruising.
  • Upwards movement of the kneecap towards the thigh.
  • The knee giving way when you walk.

What does a torn ligament in the knee feel like?

If the ligament tear is severe, you may feel a sudden weakness on one side of the knee. It may be accompanied by a popping sound. Injuries to these ligaments typically occur during contact sports, such as soccer and football.

How do you tell if you have a torn ACL or meniscus?

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear and an ACL Tear

  1. Pain with daily activity, such as squatting or kneeling.
  2. Tenderness on the inside or outside of the joint.
  3. Catching or locking or feeling of instability in the knee.
  4. Stiffness and swelling.

Why is the knee the most susceptible joint to injury?

However, this greater width of the pelvis results in an alteration of the angles of the bones that converge at the knee joint (tibia, fibula, femur and patella). This forced alignment of the knee joint with respect to the hip makes it more vulnerable to injury.

What are the most common knee problems?

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling. Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems.

What are the symptoms of a bad knee?

However, there is a large degree of overlap of these “bad knee” symptoms. Some of these signs and symptoms may include: Knee pain (arthralgia) Swelling of the knee. Heat and redness of the knee. Limited range of motion at the knee joint.

What are the reasons for knee joint pain?

Knee aches can be caused by injuries, strain, and a range of chronic conditions that affect the knee. Among the most common causes of achy knee joints are bursitis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis may cause achy knees as well.