Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries occur with repetitive activities or repeated or prolonged pressure on the knee. Activities such as stair climbing, bicycle riding, jogging, or jumping can stress joints and lead to irritation and inflammation. Overuse injuries include:

  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that cushion and lubricate the knee.
  • Tendinosis: Inflammation of the tendons (tendinitis) or small tears in the tendons.
  • Plica syndrome: Thickening or folding of the knee ligaments (Plica syndrome).
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome: Pain in the front of the knee from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the kneecap.
  • Iliotibial band syndrome: Irritation and inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh.

Many overuse injuries can be treated non-surgically. Your Oakland Regional Hospital orthopedist will help you determine the best course of treatment for your condition and your lifestyle.

The orthopaedic surgeons at Oakland Regional Hospital perform knee replacement and treat many knee injuries and conditions. If you are experiencing knee pain, discomfort, or a decrease in function or range of motion, click below make an appointment for a consultation. Or, call the Appointment Hotline at (248) 423-8484.