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Pain in the Front of the Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a type of knee pain that affects the front of the knee.  The patellofemoral joint is the small space between our knee cap and the thigh underneath it.  “Patellofemoral” is a general term, similar to saying “knee pain”.  It doesn’t really tell us everything that is happening with the injury, but…

osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis in the Knee

Osteoarthritis in the knee is the most common condition affecting synovial joints.  When this type of arthritis is present, it usually involves degeneration and destruction of the various joint structures, especially the cartilage. Knee Arthritis Symptoms Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee often include pain with weight bearing, swelling, locking and crepitus (clicking and popping…

ACL Tear

Ligaments help to protect our joints.  Unlike muscles, they do not contract or expand.  Instead, they offer passive support and limit the range of movement in a joint.  Unfortunately, if the joint is forced beyond the normal range of motion, ligaments can be torn, often resulting in surgery and time away from activity.  Common ligament…