Knee Injuries

Knee Problems & Causes | Knee Injuries | Treating Knee Pain

List of Knee Injuries

List of Common Knee Injuries from playing sports and/or just every day activities:

  • Bruises - both bone and tissue bruising
  • Tendon ruptures - tendinitis, "jumper's knee"
  • Ligament sprains - the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are the two most commonly injured ligaments in the knee.
  • Joint dislocations - bones of the knee pushed out of place - a "Patellar Subluxation"
  • Bone fractures - broken patella (knee cap)
  • Cartilage tears - meniscus


ACL and PCL ligament injuries can be caused by:

  •     A hard blow to the knee.
  •     Twisting your knee (common).
  •     Over extension of the knee.
  •     Jumping and landing on a flexed (bent) knee.
  •     Stopping to quickly when running.
  •     Rapid shifting weight from one leg to the other.

ACL  (anterior cruciate ligament ) injuries are common among skiers, basketball players, gymnasts, volleyball players football players and other sports individuals.


List of Common Knee Injuries

How can you tell if you have an ligament injury?
  • Pain, inflammation and swelling come on suddenly.
  • Sometimes you may hear a "popping" or "snap" at the time of the injury.
  • Visible swelling.
  • Difficulty walking and bending the knee.
  • Intense pain when standing and bearing weight.

We recommend a thorough examination from your physician for diagnosis.