What causes knee pain? 27 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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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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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a common form of chronic arthritis in children. It is a long-term autoimmune condition characterized by stiffness and swelling in the joints. Most cases of JRA are mild, but sever...

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Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)

Reiter's syndrome, also known as reactive arthritis or post-infectious arthritis, produces inflammation, swelling, and pain in the joints due to infection elsewhere in the body. Other parts of the body may also b...

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Chondromalacia

Chondromalacia, also known as "runner's knee," is a condition where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) deteriorates and softens. This condition is common among young, athletic individuals, bu...

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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is one of the complications associated with strep throat. The condition usually appears in children between the ages of 5 and 15, even though older children and adults have been known to contract th...

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Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare but serious illness that causes heart problems in children. It is a form of a condition called vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). The blood vessels include arteries, veins, an...

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Legg-Calve-Perthes' Disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a condition that affects the ball of the femur (thighbone). The ball is at the top of the femur and fits into the hip socket. In this condition, blood supply to the ball is cut off and th...

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