In Search of the Etiology of Anterior Knee Pain

  • Jan Näslund


Because pain is often the only manifest symptom in patients suffering from anterior knee pain (AKP), an in-depth analysis of this subjective emotion may yield valuable information about this elusive knee condition. This book chapter focuses on pain perception and its mechanisms, physiology, and evolutionary context. In the last 10 years, new insights have contributed to our understanding of pain. Those that focus on pain and the role of homeostatic tissue regulation and are related to AKP will be discussed.


Neuropathic Pain Irritable Bowel Syndrome Acute Inflammation Mechanical Allodynia Inflammatory Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physiology and PharmacologyKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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