There are 7 possible causes of knee pain, swollen knee

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Possible Causes - Listed in order from the most common to the least.


Meniscus Tear of the Knee

A meniscus tear of the knee occurs when the cartilage between the thigh and shin bones become damaged due to improper pressure on or rotation of the knee. The area will become swollen, painful, and bruised.

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Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee (MCL Tear)

An MCL sprain is a sprain of the ligament that connects the top of the shinbone to the bottom of the thighbone, usually caused by a direct blow to the knee. You may notice bruising and tenderness.

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

A PCL tear is a tear in the ligament that keeps the knee joint stable. This injury will cause swelling, stiffness, and pain in the knee. Severe tears may require surgery.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

An ACL tear happens when the ligament in your knee that holds the shinbone in place is torn. This type of injury usually occurs in athletes, and may cause bone bruising.

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Baker's (Popliteal) Cyst

A popliteal cyst, also known as a baker

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Sports Injuries

Learn about common injuries that occur in the major regions of the body when playing sports, including concussions, neck strain, torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, wrist sprains, back pain, hip injuries...

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

During the growth spurts of adolescence, certain muscles and tendons can cause pain or discomfort. Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition connected to these growth spurts, specifically affecting the knee. Thi...

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