Top 5 Knee Injuries & Their Symptoms

Are you experiencing knee pain from a past knee injury?

The knee supports nearly the entire weight of the human body, and for that reason, it’s fortunate that it’s the largest joint in that body. However, there are still many common problems with the knee, and even minor issues can substantially impact someone’s quality of life by limiting mobility.

The 5 Most Common Knee Injuries & Their Symptoms

Strain Or Sprain In The Muscles Or Ligaments Of The Knee

  • Stiffness of the knee
  • Aching in the knee
  • Pain that affects not just the knee but also the leg, hip and/or foot

Ligament Tear

  • Pain in the knee
  • Swelling of the knee
  • Feeling of instability in the knee
  • Popping sounds in the knee

Meniscus Tear

  • Pain in the knee
  • Swelling of the knee

Tendon Injury

  • Pain in the knee
  • Tenderness
  • Decreased ability to move the knee
  • Decreased strength of the knee


  • Pain in the knee – with pressure applied
  • Swelling of the knee
  • Redness and warmth of the knee

Many young people develop knee injuries as a result of a sports injury, while adults develop over time due to overutilization throughout the years. Physically demanding sports like basketball and football can cause athletes to tear the meniscus or the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), while a common knee injury among runners is fittingly known as Runner’s Knee.

Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic treatments will determine the exact cause of your injury. Individual treatment plans devised specifically for you will get you back on the road in no time.

Knee surgery can be performed if necessary, orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialist should exhaust all non-operative, conservative treatment options before surgery is recommended. Open communication is the key to your surgeon and you.

Schedule your appointment with Dallas Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lue.

Dr. Jeffrey Lue is a Dallas and Plano Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist. Founder of Advanced Orthopedics, Dr. Lue is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedics. Dr. Lue offers state of the art techniques in orthopedic surgery. Named Top10MD in 2016 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Lue, click on his profile or call his office at (972)964-2626.