Ache Or Pain Behind Knee

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Definition


Alternative Names

Pain - knee


Considerations


Common Causes

Knee pain usually results from overuse, poor form during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, or inadequate stretching. Simple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems.

Knee pain can be caused by:

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Arthritis -- including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout
  • Baker's cyst -- a fluid-filled swelling behind the...
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