Most common causes of Knee Pain

Knee pain is the most common condition seen at The Center for Regenerative Medicine, with 90% of the patient load being some type of knee pain, top ten etiologies of Knee pain treated are:

#1 Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is by far the most common cause of knee pain seen at The Center for regenerative Medicine.

#2 Tear of Meniscus Typically caused by a sudden twist of the knee, is also very common, seen mostly in athletes.

#3 ACL Damage This is typically caused during Sports events.

#4 Obesity Obesity is a common problem in USA. It is estimated that a majority of obese people develop knee pain.

#5 Chondromalacia Chondromalacia is softening of the cartilage behind the knee cap.

#6 Baker's Cyst Typically accompanies Osteoarthritis, This is a painful swelling behind the knee.

#7 Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition seen mostly in adolescents male.

#8 Osteochondritis Dissecans Osteochondritis dissecans also a condition seen in young people.

#9 Gout Did you know Gout could be avoided by being on a special diet.

#10 Pseudogout This is not very common, and I have only seen a few of this over the years.

Case Study Date: 4/14/2006