“NETBALL KNEE” is a sports injury that is commonly seen in netball players, especially girls and women. However, it can occur in just about anyone. If you have had it, you know exactly how bad it feels. You usually have pain and swelling around your knee cap (patella). There is also often a strange “grinding” sensation in your knee-cap when it moves. Sometimes you can even feel and hear the grinding. The pain is worse with using stairs, squatting or jumping. It hurts with stopping quickly when running fast. So, as this is what a netball athlete does every game, this is a common injury seen in netball players. Medically this is known as ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN, PATELLO-FEMORAL SYNDROME, or CHONDROMALTIA PATELLAE. These are just fancy Latin medical words for “pain on the front of the knee”.