The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). Here's what to do if your meniscus tears.
Runner's knee is the common term used to describe any one of several conditions that cause pain around the kneecap. Read more about specific conditions.
A tear in your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can cause pain and swelling. Learn symptoms and treatment options.
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) runs along the back of the knee and can be strained, sprained, or torn.
An injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is often called an MCL sprain. Ligament injuries can either stretch the ligament or tear it.
Since a dislocation means your bone is no longer where it should be, you should treat it as an emergency and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the…
A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.
Sports injuries are injuries that occur during exercise or while participating in a sport. Children are particularly at risk for these injuries. Both children and adults…
If you live with fibromyalgia, you know that it's a complex disorder with a range of potential causes, treatments, and risk factors. Here's a top-to-bottom look at this…
A popliteal cyst, also known as a Baker's cyst, is a fluid-filled swelling that causes a lump at the back of the knee.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain…
Osteochondroses directly affect the growth of bones in children and adolescents. Learn more about these disorders.
If you live with osteoarthritis, you know it's a complex condition with a broad range of treatments and risk factors. Here's a detailed, top-to-bottom look.
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. We'll show you the basics and how your doctor might treat it. blah
More than 8 million Americans experience gout, a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints. Learn more about gout.
Learn all about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), from symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments, to its types, diet tips, and how it differs from osteoarthritis.
Tendons are covered by a protective sheath called synovium. Injury to this area can cause inflammation. We'll explain symptoms and share prevention tips.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is an inflammation of the area just below the knee. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for this disease.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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