Knee Pain Syndromes


There are various syndromes associated with knee pain, including Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Runner’s Knee and Shin Splints. Dr. Oscar Mendoza and his entire team are dedicated to understanding your pain and helping find a resolution.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain) is an overuse injury that occurs in the knee region of growing youths. It is caused by inflammation of the tendon below the kneecap where it fastens to the shinbone. Young athletes who participate in certain sports, comprising of soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and track, are most at threat for this disease.

Runner’s Knee

Athletes and other competitors such as cyclists put substantial stress on their knees. Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral Pain) is a term used to denote a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee. These disorders include anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are commonly exercise-related and refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone.

Shin splints comprise of inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Pain typically occurs along the inner border of the tibia, where muscles attach to the bone.

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