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There are lots of different conditions that can cause pain on the inner side of your knee. These include ligament injuries, cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. These conditions are most often caused by a sports injury, overuse of your knee or getting older. To find out more, see our sections on causes and conditions above.
The treatment you need for your inner knee pain will depend on exactly what’s causing it. There are many things you can do yourself, including resting your knee and applying an ice pack to it. But for some types of injury, you may need physiotherapy or surgery to repair any damage. For more information, see our sections on self-help and treatment above.
Your doctor will be able to assess how serious your knee pain is by asking you questions and examining your knee. If necessary, they’ll carry out some scans too. You should see a doctor if your symptoms are severe or don’t start to improve within a few weeks. For more information, see our section on managing inner knee pain above.
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