Knee / Ankle / Foot

Infrapatellar Neuralgia

What is Infrapatellar neuralgia?

Infrapatellar neuralgia is a painful disorder of the infrapatellar nerve due to damage and/or loss of function in the nerve.

Cause

Infrapatellar neuralgia is usually seen after an accident (when the knee hits the dashboard), or following knee replacement surgery, exploratory knee surgery or meniscus surgery.

Signs and symptoms

The symptoms in infrapatellar neuralgia usually consist of an uncomfortable painful sensation at the front and inner side of the knee. Patients complain of severe burning and stabbing pain.

How is Infrapatellar neuralgia diagnosed?

The diagnosis can be made based on the symptoms and by exclusion of other causes. A neurological examination must always take place.

Do I need any additional examinations?

  • Diagnostic examination for other non-physical factors important for your pain, have already been done by yourself trough filling out your pain questionnaires.
  • EMG.
  • diagnostic test block of this nerve can confirm the diagnosis.

What are my treatment possibilities?

Multidisciplinary Treatment

Depending on the cause of your pain, your pain specialist will decide whether or not to embark on physical treatment. Based on the results of the completed pain questionnaire, additional examinations can be carried out and, apart from physical treatment, other methods of treatment will be suggested.

Non-physical Treatments

If the results of your pain questionnaire are abnormal, your pain specialist will offer you one of the non-physical treatments listed below:

Physical Treatments

Medication

Interventional Pain Treatments