Can A Pinched Nerve Cause Knee Joint Pain?

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Definition

Anterior knee pain is pain that occurs at the front and center of the knee.


Alternative Names

Runner's knee; Patellofemoral pain; Patellar tendinitis; Tendinitis - patellar; Jumper's knee


Considerations

Your kneecap (patella) sits over the front of your knee joint. As you bend or straighten your knee, the underside of the patella glides over the bones that make up the knee.

Strong tendons help attach the patella to the bones and muscles that surround the knee. These tendons are called:

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