Why Do I Have Pain Behind My Knees?

Featured Article
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...
Read more

More information on "Why Do I Have Pain Behind My Knees?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Chronic Pain »

Pain? Find out what causes it.

Who's experiencing the symptoms?

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (10373) >