Initial symptom diagnosis / KNEE

Sports-related knee problems


Knee problems that occur when engaging in sports or exercise (non-injury) may show the following symptoms: 

  • Severe knee swelling and pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pain around the knee joint
  • Knee instability 

Knee problems occurring after sports-related injuries are often caused by excessive force on the knee joint that results in torn ligaments, such as anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, and articular cartilage. Other sports-related injuries are caused by tendinitis or muscles surrounding the joint, such as patellar tendon tendinitis, pes anserine tendinitis, etc.

Diseases or conditions which cause the symptoms

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL)
  • Cartilage or meniscus injury
  • Cartilage injury
  • Collateral ligament injury
  • Patellar tendon tendinitis
  • Pes anserine tendinitis

When to see a doctor

  • Severe knee pain and swelling
  • Knee pain and inability to bear weight on the leg 
  • Knee pain that prevents you from straightening and bending the knee
  • Bleeding into the skin where the pain occurs
Fri, 18 Jun 2021
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