Most kneecap dislocations can be treated nonsurgically with pain medication, joint aspiration, and physical therapy.
Athletes experiencing jumper's knee should first pause activity until symptoms subside, but may also need to explore conservative or even surgical treatment options.
The treatments for runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, range from rest and icing the joint to physical therapy and adjustments in training schedules. Most people will not need surgery.
Treatment options for MCL injuries may involve nonsurgical options, such as rest and ice, as well as injections or surgery.
Knee hyperextension occurs when a large amount of stress is placed on one or more of the knee's four ligaments, causing the knee joint to extend beyond its normal range of motion.
Meniscal tears, or tears to the cartilage between the bones of the knee, are a common sports injury, especially among contact-sports players.
Kneecap dislocation occurs when the kneecap is knocked out of place, and is a much more common sports injury than a dislocated knee.