Front (Anterior) Knee Pain : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Front (Anterior) Knee Pain : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Front (Anterior) Knee Pain : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pain at the front (foremost) of the knee may likewise be called anterior knee pain (AKP). Anterior knee just signifies ‘front side of the knee’. You may experience mild to severe pain beneath your patella (or kneecap); around it, or on one or the other side of your kneecap. Pain at the front of the knee may come from the actual kneecap or from the ligaments that connect the muscles to the bones of the knee.

Causes Of Pain at The Front Of The Knee

There is no single underlying cause; however, there are a few reasons why you may develop pain at the front of the knee. These include [1]

  • Individuals who have had a separation, crack, or other injury to the kneecap
  • Individuals who exercise regularly, which includes sprinters and joggers, cyclists, skiers, football players and different competitors
  • Individuals who are overweight
  • Teens and healthy youthful grown-ups, all the more regularly young ladies
  • Individuals with flat level feet
  • Individuals with excessively adaptable joints (here and there called being twofold jointed)

1Conditions Related To Pain at The Front Of The Knee

Conditions Related To Pain at The Front Of The Knee
Conditions Related To Pain at The Front Of The Knee

There are a few conditions connected to pain at the front of the knee. By and large, they are brought about by: 

  • Damage caused due to falling or a sports injury
  • Overdoing the knee during exercise
  • Getting older

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is quite possibly the most well-known knee conditions identified with sporting wounds. It implies pain identified with the kneecap (the patella) and the thigh bone (the femur). Specialists in some cases call this ‘patella maltracking’ or ‘runner’s knee’. [2]

At the point when you twist and fix your leg, your kneecap slides all over a furrow               toward the distal part of your thigh bone. Harm or swelling where the kneecap and             thighbone meet prevents the kneecap from sliding easily and causes pain. The knee           may feel as though it will give way

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