Knee pain can often be treated at home – you should start to feel better in a few days.
See a GP if the pain is very bad or lasts a long time. Knee pain is common and can be a symptom of many different knee conditions or injuries. The inside of your knee, also called the medial knee or the medial compartment, is the area of the knee that’s closest to your opposite knee.Medial knee pain typically occurs because of a deterioration of cartilage. It can also follow a sports injury or other type of trauma to your knee.Your knee is easily injured because it’s one of the most complex joints in the body. The knee consists of the intersection of four bones, four ligaments, several tendons, two menisci, and cartilage.
Common causes of knee pain
- Knee pain can be a symptom of many different conditions. A doctor will suggest treatment based on the condition causing your pain.
- They might: refer you to hospital for a scan or specialist treatment, for example surgery prescribe medication or physiotherapy.
- Use these links to get an idea of what can be done about knee pain. But don't self-diagnose – see a GP if you're worried.