n the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), left knee pain is typically coded using the following diagnostic code:
The ICD-10 code M25.562 corresponds to "Pain in left knee." It is a specific code used by healthcare professionals to document and classify cases of left knee pain for billing, statistical, and medical record-keeping purposes.
Left knee pain can have various causes, and it is important to determine the underlying reason for proper treatment. Some common causes of left knee pain include:
Injury: Trauma or accidents, such as a fall or sports-related injuries, can damage the knee joint, ligaments, or cartilage, leading to pain.
Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the protective cartilage in the knee joint wears down over time, causing pain and stiffness.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune condition where the body's immune system attacks the joints, including the knee, causing inflammation and pain.
Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the knee, often caused by overuse or repetitive movements.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa sacs that cushion the knee joint, usually due to overuse or kneeling.
Meniscus Tear: A tear in the meniscus, the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber in the knee, can result in sharp pain and limited mobility.
Ligament Injuries: Injuries to the ligaments of the knee, such as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL), can cause pain and instability.
Overuse: Engaging in repetitive activities or exercises that strain the knee, such as running or jumping, can lead to pain.
Obesity: Carrying excess weight places additional stress on the knee joints, potentially leading to pain.
Gout: A form of arthritis where uric acid crystals deposit in the joint, often affecting the knee and causing severe pain and inflammation.
Infection: In rare cases, infections in the knee joint can lead to pain, swelling, and redness.
Nerve Impingement: Conditions like sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy can cause pain that radiates to the knee.
Referred Pain: Sometimes, pain from other parts of the body, such as the lower back or hip, can be felt in the knee.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Also known as runner's knee, it's characterized by pain under or around the kneecap, often exacerbated by activities like running or climbing stairs.