Sports Medicine Knee Pain

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The knee joint is the largest in our bodies. Running, jumping, and other normal activities all put different stresses on your knee that can lead to soreness and injuries. Knee pain or stiffness can seriously affect your day-to-day life and shouldn't be ignored.

When playing sports, we push ourselves to the limit, and sometimes over it. Our team of experts can quickly stabilize and evaluate your knee and determine if you'll need more than rest and medicine to get back to normal. 

Our sports medicine knee care isn’t just for athletes. Whether you’ve suffered an injury through work or play, UVA’s sports medicine experts have the training and experience to get you back on the job or on the court.

Expert Knee Pain & Meniscus Repair

Popping, swelling and pain in the knee are signs of a torn meniscus, one of the most common sports-related injuries. Our sports medicine providers can work with you to ease your pain and stiffness. If you need surgery, our providers are specially trained in minimally invasive meniscal repair techniques.

Conditions We Treat

  • Adolescent anterior knee pain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Combined knee ligament injuries
  • Discoid meniscus
  • Knee tendon bursitis
  • Kneecap (prepatellar) bursitis
  • Meniscal tears and other injuries to the meniscus
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteonecrosis of the knee
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Patellofemoral arthritis
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Revision surgery (for failed prior ligament surgery)
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain)
  • Synovial chondromatosis
  • Unstable kneecap
An older man hikes with his dog after a knee replacement at UVA Health.

Care for Chronic Knee Pain

Knee pain that doesn't go away could mean you have osteoarthritis. This breakdown of cartilage gets worse over time. At UVA, we'll work with you to figure out the cause of your pain. If all else fails, our expert knee replacement surgeons can get you up and moving again.

Explore your knee pain options