What is it?

Knee pain is pain that you can feel in the knee joint or around the knee. Knee pain can be caused by an injury or a medical condition. Common causes include:

  • Ruptured ligament
  • Torn cartilage
  • Arthritis 
  • Gout
  • Infection

Your treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Your GP will help you to determine the cause of your knee pain. Some types of knee pain can be treated at home with exercises and physical therapy. Pain-relieving medications may also help. Knee pain is common and surgery is rarely needed.