Knee Pain Symptoms

Swollen Knee Pain Symptoms Picture of a kneeKnee Pain Symptoms can vary dependant the nature of the problem. The exact location and the amount of pain can give an indication of what the reason for the knee pain is. Obviously if you have just had an injury, whether due to sports or work, you will know exactly what the cause was and the symptoms are going to be fairly obvious and understandable.

Some common Knee Pain Symptoms:-

  • Swelling
  • Localised pain
  • Throbbing sensation around the knee
  • Redness
  • The area can get warm to touch
  • On moving the knee you may hear Popping and Crunching
  • Difficulty straightening or bending the knee.
  • Difficulty supporting your weight on the knee
  • You may see a deformity in the knee
  • You may feel weak and develop a fever.
  • If you can bear weight it may feel unstable and be careful in case it suddenly gives way.

Area of your Knee pain Symptoms

The area where you feel the pain can give a good indication of what the case of the pain might be even, if you know how the injury occurred. The type and intensity can give doctors good indication and help in their diagnosis and treatment.

Here is a list of possible causes of knee pain in certains areas.

  1. If the pain is located in the front of the knee then the problem is likely to be associated with the knee cap.
  2. If you feel pain deep inside the knee this can commonly be associated with arthritis, ligament damage or damage to your cartilage.
  3. If you feel pain on the outside area of the knee or the inside area, again it could be associated with ligament or cartilage tears.
  4. If you feel pain back area of the knee it is commonly associated with fluid collecting there termed ‘Baker’s Cyst’ but this is generally a symptom of a problem somewhere else in the knee. It is not a growth or tumour etc… It is just a collection of fluid in the back of the knee.

If you have injured your knee or your knee just swells up and gets painful over time, you need seek medical attention if it becomes worse or starts to affect your normal everyday life. The actual knee pain symptoms can be very important in the diagnosis of the cause of the knee pain,  so if you seek medical advice make a comprehensive note of the symptoms and the timing if possible.

Of course if your knee pain symptoms come on gradually the most common cause is arthritis, to find out more about the of Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis or Symptoms of Osteoarthritis click the link. 

Swollen Knee
Swollen Knee