Why does the inside of my knee hurt when I straighten my leg?
Medial Meniscus Injury The medial meniscus is located on the inside of the knee and the lateral on the outside. An injury can occur due to a specific movement, such as the knee twisting. The resulting tears in the meniscus then ‘catch’ when bending and straightening your knee, resulting in pain.
What does it mean if it hurts to straighten your leg?
In jumper’s knee, the patellar tendon is damaged. Since this tendon is crucial to straightening the knee, damage to it causes the patella to lose any support or anchoring. This causes pain and weakness in the knee, and leads to difficulty in straightening the leg.
What is the muscle below the knee cap?
The large quadriceps muscle ends in a tendon that inserts into the tibial tubercle, a bony bump at the top of the tibia (shin bone) just below the patella. The tendon together with the patella is called the quadriceps mechanism.
How do I stop the inside of my knee from hurting?
Treating inner knee pain
- Avoid the activity that causes you pain.
- Use crutches to keep weight off your knee.
- Ice the area three or four times per day for 20 minutes at a time.
- Wrap your knee using an elastic compression bandage.
How do I stop the pain under my knee cap?
To help relieve your pain and speed recovery, you can:
- Rest your knee.
- Ice your knee to ease pain and swelling.
- Wrap your knee.
- Elevate your leg on a pillow when you sit or lie down.
- Take NSAIDs, if needed, like ibuprofen or naproxen.
- Do stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles.
How do you know if you’ve torn your meniscus?
If you’ve torn your meniscus, you might have the following signs and symptoms in your knee:
- A popping sensation.
- Swelling or stiffness.
- Pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee.
- Difficulty straightening your knee fully.
- Feeling as though your knee is locked in place when you try to move it.
What do you need to know about kneecap injuries?
Rest the injured knee to prevent further injury and allow time for inflammation to subside.
What causes pain behind the knee?
Pain behind the knee can be caused by several conditions, including a Baker’s cyst, arthritis, an injury to leg muscles, tendinitis, and even bone fractures. A visit to a doctor may be necessary to determine the exact cause or causes of pain behind the knee, especially if the pain is recurring or chronic.
What to do if your knee hurts when bending?
To get rid of knee pain when bending, you should identify the reason for the pain and act accordingly. One of the best ways to provide immediate relief from the pain is by using the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. ☛ The therapy includes resting the knee as much as possible.
What’s causing my knee pain?
Knee aches can be caused by injuries, strain, and a range of chronic conditions that affect the knee. Among the most common causes of achy knee joints are bursitis and osteoarthritis.