October 4, 2015

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Knee Pain

What are knee pain symptoms and signs?

The location of the knee pain can vary depending on which structure is involved. With infection, the whole knee might be swollen and painful, while a torn meniscus or fracture of a bone gives symptoms only in one specific location.

The severity of the pain can vary, from a minor ache to a severe and disabling pain.

Some of the other findings that accompany knee pain are

  • difficulty walking due to instability of the knee,
  • limping due to discomfort,
  • locking of the knee (unable to bend the knee),
  • redness and swelling,
  • inability to extend the knee. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 1/15/2015