Causes of Posterior Knee Pain

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Sometimes people complaint about pain and tenderness at the posterior part of their knee i.e back of knee but they are unaware about the exact pathology behind that pain in this blog we will discuss about the various causes that are responsible for posterior knee pain.

Following are the various causes of posterior knee pain :-

BAKER’S CYST

BICEPS FEMORIS TENDONITIS (HAMSTRING MUSCLE)

MENISCAL INJURY

POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY

PATELLAR TENDONITIS

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

GASTROCNEMIUS TENDONITIS (CALF MUSCLE)

CLAUDICATION (CRAMPS)

CHONDROMALACIA

OSTEOARTHRITIS

In the next article we will discuss about treatment of posterior as well as anterior knee pain along with various knee mobilization techniques , home based knee rehabilitation exercises and different types of supports and braces available for knee stability and pain relief.

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