Inside Knee Pain
Inside knee pain or medial knee pain refers to the pain that may occur on the inside of the knee. As opposed to a sudden acute knee injury, this pain usually emerges gradually. In many cases, the patient may not be sure of what this injury may be, and they should be aware of its common symptoms.
Although pain on the inside of the knee is often caused due to an acute injury occurring as a result of sudden trauma, but it can appear gradually over time with overuse and poor biomechanics. The orthopedic surgeon will first evaluate the underlying cause of the medial knee injury and assess its severity in order to recommend an appropriate treatment.
The Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute, led by board certified orthopedic surgeons, provides state of the art treatments for medial knee injury and various other procedures to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada, and surrounding communities and suburbs in this region of the Battle Born State.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee or wear and tear on the knee joint is one of the common causes of inside knee pain. A customized pain management program and therapy may be recommended by the surgeon to patients suffering from this condition.
Synovial Plica Irritation
The synovial plica refers to a synovial fold that is present along the inside of the knee cap. This can become the cause of discomfort and pain for a patient. In some cases, this pain may be misdiagnosed or confused with patellofemoral pain syndrome because the symptoms are quite similar.
Pes Anserine Tendinopathy – Bursitis
Pes anserine tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon on the inside of the knee. A small fluid sac or bursa can also become inflamed and cause pain.
Medial Ligament Sprain
An MCL injury or a medial ligament sprain refers to a tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee. This typically occurs because of twisting or direct impact. Injuries of the medial ligament are common in contact sports as well as martial arts. These injuries may sometimes occur even in everyday life through twists and falls of the knee joint. A severe MCL sprain may also occur with a cartilage meniscus tear.
Medial Cartilage Meniscus Injury
A torn meniscus refers to a tear that may occur in the semi circular cartilage in the knee joint. It can create pain on the inside of the knee. Contact sports, direct impact or twisting are common causes of this injury, but older athletes may also suffer from this condition through gradual degeneration. Treatment will depend on the severity of the injury, and may sometimes require surgery.
A bruised knee, which is clinically called a knee contusion, may occur due to an impact on the inside of the knee. This injury particularly occurs when the knee hits against something hard, such as a club or a ball. A contusion or a bruise may sometimes involve damage to any of the soft tissues or bone.
Sagacious, tremendous, and board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven Thomas and Dr. Gregory Bigler receive patients from Las Vegas, Nevada, and other cities and communities across the landscape for medial knee injuries.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Knee and Shoulder Institute procedures & treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada board certified surgeons Steven C. Thomas, MD and Gregory T. Bigler, MD. call (702) 933-9393; Physical Therapy (702) 933-9393.