Causes of Meniscal Tears
Meniscal tears are most commonly caused by a traumatic injury or sports injury, such as an unnatural over-rotation.
Knee sprains cause knee pain and swelling, and sometimes bruising. It can be difficult to put weight on the affected knee and may be difficult to walk.
To diagnose runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) a doctor must rule out other conditions that can cause knee pain. Learn how doctors use patient history, clinical examination, and medical imaging to diagnose runner’s knee.