Knee pain is a widespread ailment, and the most common causes of knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, runner’s knee or cartilage tears, says WebMD. Many other health issues or injuries can contribute to knee pain.
These other issues include tendonitis, osteoarthritis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, iliotibial band syndrome, bursitis, medial plica syndrome and bone chips. According to Healthline, doctors diagnose knee issues with x-rays and other physical exams. This may include assessing the patient’s ability to move the knee and the level of pain the patient is experiencing. The symptoms of knee pain vary but common signs are pain when bending the knee and swelling, notes WebMD.