Anterior Knee Pain

Basically, this means pain at the front of the knee! 

We see a lot of people with knee pain that seems to have come on for no reason, there was no actual injury incident, but the pain is getting worse or just won’t go away. Sometimes the pain is pinpoint specific and sometimes it is more vague. 

Anterior knee pain usually causes symptoms of pain going up and down stairs, pain when standing up after sitting for more than half an hour which eases after a few steps and difficulty kneeling on the sore knee.

The source of the pain could be the back of the kneecap itself, sometimes the cartilage on the back of the kneecap can become painful and inflamed. The pain could be coming from the patella tendon which attaches onto the bottom of the kneecap and the top of your shin bone, it could also come from various squashy tissues at the front of the knee which are there to reduce friction when the knee is moving.

Anterior knee pain can be easily helped with physiotherapy – but if it isn’t treated it tends to go on and on, not really getting better on its own. The longer it is left, the worse the pain tends to get the longer it will then take to get better once you visit a physio.

This is a pain that you shouldn’t push through and you shouldn’t ignore.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms please get in contact with us, the sooner the better. We will absolutely be able to help.

Give our lovely reception team a call on 01438 317037 to book in.

Kerri Surman – Specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist