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 pain six inches below my knees. What could be the reason for this?

Query: Hello doctor, My three issues are: 1. My spine BMD has normalized after six years of trying various treatments. BMD has gone up by 5 % in 6 months. Femur still as before, and hip and wrist are not measured. 2. I have bone pain extending six inches below my right knee. I cannot entirely agree with lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain below the knee can be caused by the knee cap, and this is usually not easy to prove unless there are clear examination findings. I can only say that if you are being bothered by the lack of clarity of causation, then better to get a scan, either an MRI (magnetic...  Read Full »

I am 26-year-old and my kneecap hurts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, and I weigh 96 Kg. My kneecap hurts a lot while jogging or doing any cardio exercises. For one year, I have been having this problem. My knee joint trembles and often I have a problem walking. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are very young and only 26 years old. Sometimes you can have such kind of pain in the knee at young age. If there is no history of any injury, swelling, etc., then there is no need to worry. My advice to you will be: Intensive physical therapy of knee under th...  Read Full »

I am 80-year-old and, have knee problems, and have difficulty walking despite taking Motrin. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have knee problems with lots of shooting pains, swelling that feels dislocated, and little white pieces coming out of the skin. I feel it hard to walk due to leg cramps. The doctor said I had 80-year-old knees 25 years ago. I do not have any cartilage. I am obese and am trying to lose w...  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand that you are in a lot of pain and have degenerated joints because of obesity. What do you mean by white pieces coming out of the skin? Do you have an ulcer or sinus in your knee discharging fluid? Also, kindly answer the following questions: 1. What is yo...  Read Full »

I am an overweight male. What could be the reason for severe pain, inflammation, and stiffness in my knee?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old overweight male. I have had severe knee pain, inflammation, and stiffness for two days. I cannot keep my leg straight due to the pain; it is also severe when bending my knee. Previously, I have used tablet Ibuprofen for my knee pain. Also, recently I have been diagno...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest the below treatment plan for five days: Tablet Emanzen-D (Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase) twice daily. Tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) once daily on an empty stomach. Consult a specialist doctor, talk to him or her, and tak...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe pain and swelling in my knee for several years. What do you think it could be?

Query: Hi doctor,After injuring my left knee while riding my horse, I have been experiencing issues with my left knee for several years. While riding, my horse suddenly turned to the right, and I had to put all my weight on my left leg to stay in the saddle. I felt a pop, and my knee has been bothering me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I believe an MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) is a good investigation for any ligament issue based on what you have described. A "pop" in the knee and swelling and persistent pain point to either an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) (a torn...  Read Full »

A male teenager developed considerable discomfort in his right knee after jogging. What should he do in the context of his MRI findings?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached a report of a male adolescent. Every day, he would jog 6 to 8 kilometers. Two months ago, he started experiencing moderate pain in his right knee. He had stopped running for a week, but the pain continued. Also, the discomfort and swelling in his right knee persisted. Walk...  Read Full »

Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I understand your concern. I reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This is a common occurrence of patellar instability. As patella is slipping to one side while bending and exerting himself, causing discomfort. It is due t...  Read Full »

My child has knee pain after falling from the trampoline and cannot straighten his knees. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My six-year-old child has knee and shin pain. While jumping on the trampoline, he fell, screaming and holding his knee. He cannot put any weight on it and cannot straighten the knee. He has been pushing my hand away with his foot when I try to look at the knee. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following medication with their consent. Start the child on syrup Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 6 milliliters twice a day for three days for the pain and swelling. Ice pack application may also help along w...  Read Full »

Do constant pain in leg indicates DVT?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some pain in my lower left leg. It is more focused behind and around the knee, in my upper calf, and in the arch of my foot. It is not discolored or swollen or warm or colder than the other side. It is just uncomfortable. I have been pretty stationery due to an infection, but I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Leg pain behind the knees which is localized, non radiating in nature with no swelling, no history of prolonged bed rest and no fracture of a limb. Hence, this is not deep vein thromboembolism. DVT occurs when there is a prolonged history of immobilization with sudd...  Read Full »

My 38-year-old mother has moderate to high levels of knee pain. What knee cap should I buy for her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 38 years old, and I do not know what knee cap to buy for my mother, who is having a moderate to high level of knee pain for the past four months? Or can I use any oil or ointment for joint pain? Or should she take medications? I think she can get cured with oil, ointment, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We advise knee caps only in severe osteoarthritis cases. Otherwise, she can go for oil, ointment, or medications. But the cause of the pain should be evaluated before treatment advice. Regards.  Read Full »

My knee and elbow joints have been paining for the past three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My knee and elbow joints have been paining for three months, I have also been taking Calcium tablets for the last forty days regularly, but there is no relief in my condition. What should I do? Kindly advise me accordingly. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comSorry to hear about your joint pain. Unfortunately, you have posted your query under the wrong category. Orthodontist (dental specialty) looks for alignment of teeth and facial structures related to malalignments. Orthopedics (medical specialty) looks for issues related t...  Read Full »

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