Knee Pain

Knee pain can be due to a localized injury or trauma causing a torn ligament, tendon, meniscus, fracture, bursitis, tendinitis, obesity, arthritis, overuse (runner's knee), gout, etc. Although pain due to minor injury resolves on its own, diagnosis and correction of the underlying cause are essential to get rid of long-standing severe knee pain. Weight reduction is necessary to treat the present or prevent future knee pain in obese people. Adequate rest, physiotherapy, knee braces, surgery, medication, etc., are the available treatment options based on the diagnosis.

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I have been experiencing pain in my thigh and knee. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a pulling pain in my thighs and behind my knee for more than six months. I do not know why or what to do. I do not know its cause either, but I took an MRI, and there were some findings, but I am not sure if there is any direct correlation.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You have an injury to the knee that most likely caused the changes to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial meniscus. You, however, do not mention any such event. With these conditions, there is an unlikely correlation betwe...  Read Full »

Can I get a disability claim for having pain and reduced range of motion in different body parts?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had these X-rays taken to proceed with my disability claim with the VA (Department of Veteran Affairs), which includes the spinal cord, both shoulders, hips/pelvis, both wrists, and knees. I have been experiencing continual degeneration, pain, and reduced range of motion in thes...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are sorry to learn about the pain and distress you have been going through and will try to give you some reassurance and support. I have gone through all the x-rays you have uploaded and will summarise the findings below. 1) Knees - Joint space reduction on both s...  Read Full »

Is my left knee pain due to pregnancy or chondromalacia patella?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have had pain in the posterior part of my left knee for the past year. Currently, I am eight and a half months pregnant, and I have continuous posterior knee joint pain. I did my MRI when I was four to five months pregnant. I do not have any pain in the anteri...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. The patellofemoral pain not only causes pain while climbing or going down the stairs but after a period of rest, and the first few steps can be painful. Sometimes the pain is worse and radiates to the shin and the back of the knee. Consid...  Read Full »

I am a breastfeeding mother, and I have pain and swelling in the knee and joints. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-years-old. I delivered my baby eight months back, and till now, my health condition has not properly recovered. Recently, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, for which I have been given Thyronorm 75 mcg (four months course) with other nutritional supplements. But after two mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. First of all, multiple body aches can commonly be associated with hypothyroidism. It is a very common occurrence. So I suggest you continue Thyronorm (Thyroxine) and get thyroid-stimulating hormone (TS...  Read Full »

Suggest treatment for my 5-year-old daughter's knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about my five-year-old daughter's left knee pain. It lasted about two weeks. We went to hospital they took an X-ray and MRI. Please find the attached MRI report. Can you please explain about the further treatment?   Read Full »

Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is nothing serious to be worried about. A ganglion cyst is a harmless swelling, nothing like cancer. How good are the movements in her knee? Can she bend her knee completely? Is she limping? Is the pain very high? Only if the movements ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant, and I have unbearable pain in my knee. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am seven months pregnant and I have type 4 chondromalacia patella and ACL grade 1 sprain. My MRI report shows small focal articular cartilage erosions in the medial femoral condyle of the knee and mild left knee joint effusion. I am doing strengthening exercises but I have a lot of pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Chintan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to are the answers to your questions:1. Whether you need surgery or not?Ans: No, you will not need surgery anytime soon, especially during your pregnancy or post-pregnancy period. Type 4 chondromalacia can be easily conserved.2. What treatment can be offered now for ...  Read Full »

I have had pain in both knees for one and a half years. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old male who weighs 69 kg. I have a desk job with no physical activity during the day. I am doing exercises regularly though. I have a pain in both knees since one and a half years. It started gradually. Now, there is a cracking sound while squatting or doing yoga. I am u...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg in the morning for 10 days before food. Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg in the morning for 30 days before food. Tablet Vitamin D 60000 IU once...  Read Full »

What could be done for sciatica-like pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe knee pain in the middle and lateral region with frequent clicking sounds?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing sharp continuous pain in my knee all over the medial and lateral regions. It is sore even to touch, hurts more after exercise or prolonged movement, and sometimes I even hear clicks. I have attached my knee MRI. Please help me with what needs to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy) and understand it. 1) I see an abnormality in the posteromedial (in the back and towards the middle region) aspect of your knee. There is a small tear wit...  Read Full »

How long will it take for the laceration in the knees and tears in the medial meniscus to heal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a deep cut on the top of my knee, that is, a laceration. In the MRI, it says that there is a partial ACL tear, LCL sprain, and a longitudinal tear in the medial meniscus. I have 15 stitches on top of my knee. Currently, I am taking rest with braces on the knee. I have kept the kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two things that you need to be aware of. The damage outside the knee, that is, the cut you are mentioning will take two weeks to heal, and sutures should have been taken out by now if the wound healed without an infection. The damage within the knee, that is...  Read Full »

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