Knee Pain, Inner Knee Pain, Pain Behind Knee

Knee pain, inner knee pain and pain behind the knee is one of the most common pain issues with our aging population. The knee is the large joint that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone), along with the patella (kneecap) and the fibula that runs parallel to the tibia. Cartilage, ligaments, and tendons complete the composition of the knee and allow it to connect to muscles that enable the knee to move. The knee is a very complex joint, and pain can result from numerous causes.

Knee Pain Symptoms

  • Ache or pain
  • Inflammation
  • Stiffness
  • Locking up of the knee
  • Knee instability

Knee Pain Causes

  • Accident, injury, or fall resulting in fracture
  • Strains, e.g., ACL, PCL, MCL
  • Meniscus tear
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation of kneecap
  • Forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis, psoriatic, rheumatoid, and septic
  • Gout

Neck Pain Treatment & Neck Pain Relief - When to See a Doctor

RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is a standard form of treatment for many knee conditions, and over-the-counter pain medications can often relieve knee pain. Persistent pain should be evaluated by a physician, who may recommend other medications, physical therapy, cortisone or hyaluronic acid injections, ACL repair, knee surgery, or arthroscopic surgery. Seek immediate medical attention if:

  • Your pain is the result of an accident or injury.
  • A fracture or dislocation is obvious.
  • Your pain is severe or intolerable.
  • Your pain is accompanied by a fever.