I have knee pain what could it be?

Knee pain can be divided into two simple categories:

1. Knee trauma - caused by a clear injury

2. Knee pain not caused by injury

These two categories include many different conditions. On this page we teach you simple ways to understand the most common knee problems and provide you with evidence based management to help get you back to your best. 

If you need further help to diagnose your knee pain - book a free phone consultation or appointment with our specialists - just click the link at the top of the page.

KNEE TRAUMA - CAUSED BY A CLEAR INJURY

In the video above we give you the run down on how to diagnose your knee trauma condition. Below is the list of conditions we'll help you diagnose.

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury

 Usually non contact injury like landing or changing direction. Immediate swelling within 2 hours. Unable to carry on with sport after injury. Giving way since the injury. 

Meniscal injury

Usually a twisting injury with the knee flexed. During a squat. Swelling comes later.  Pain over the joint line. pain with twisting. episodes of locking.

Collateral ligament

Usually a contact injury or heavy fall with knee buckling. Pain on either the inside or outside of the knee. Sometime small pocket of swelling and bruising. Pain often with bending and straightening the knee. 

urgent care

When to go to Urgent Care Centre - If you can't straighten your knee. If you can't weight-bear.  If you are very tender over the bones in the knee. If you have pins and needles or foot weakness after a knee injury.

Knee pain not caused by injury

In the video above we give you the run down on how to diagnose your knee pain not caused by injury. Below is the list of conditions we'll help you diagnose.

Anterior knee pain

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Knee Arthritis

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Jumpers knee

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Runners knee

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The Knee Journey - our unique knee treatment

Find out how we get you back to your best at The Performance Lab in the video above.  

We use years of experience, robust testing and analysis to find out your current knee capabilities and the reasons for your problem.  We then set out a clear journey of evidence based milestones for you to reach your desired goal.

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The Performance Lab Blackburn

Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

Feilden Street

Blackburn

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physio@theperformance-lab.co.uk

Tel: 01254 457867

 

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Burnley College

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Burnley

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Tel: 01282 500149

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  • Free parking outside Fitness Evolution

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