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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Can I get joint replacement immediately after varicose vein treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle has blood sugar, which is under control. He had laser treatment for varicose vein in the last month for one leg. Now, the doctor suggested that he needs to go for joint replacement for both the legs. Some of the doctors saying that there is some complexity as he had treatment for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Joint replacement surgery increase the chance of thromboembolic events, especially if you are immobilized after the surgery. My recommendation is to avoid the stress of second surgery and wait for a couple of months before going for total knee replacement surger...  Read Full »

What do my knee's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings mean, and what are the treatment options for my knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male weighing 200 pounds. Recently, I injured my knee (three weeks ago) due to a fall. I have knee pain that worsens going up and down stairs. MRI showed a local cartilage defect involving the lateral trochlea with subjacent bone marrow edema. I am in good shape and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings indicate patellofemoral arthritis. The treatment options for the condition vary from conservative treatment to joint replacement (partial or complete) depending on the X...  Read Full »

I have knee pain and hear some noise while walking. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had pain in my knees and some noise while walking. I had taken some tablets for the same after consulting a doctor, but it was of no use. Kindly suggest some medicines.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The pain in your knee joints and some sounds could be due to bony surfaces rubbing against each other. Please provide an X-ray of both knees (anterioposterior, lateral, and patellofemoral views), so I can let you know the treatment. Anyways, ...  Read Full »

I twisted my knee while traveling, and I also have pain in my back and calf muscles. How do I deal with it?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my knee twisted while traveling to a different country. There is no insurance, so I went for acupuncture, and I am feeling better now. However, I have pain in my left knee. My right knee is sore in the back and calf muscles. Please help me out with this problem. I really appreciate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pain in a twisted knee can be due to many reasons, including ligament injury, muscle sprain, tendon injury, or even some minor fractures. Usually only the injured knee is painful in a twisting injury, and the other knee is normal. As both you...  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 the...  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 ...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest me treatment for pain in the knees, hip, and spine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old female. I have attached a few images. Kindly have a look at them. I work in a garment factory as a pedal sewing machine operator for eight hours five days a week while sitting and using my leg. I would like to know the answers to the following questions : 1) Is this typ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have arthritis in your knee and spine, which considering your age, is acceptable as you are 65 years old. We cannot reverse it, but the progress may be slowed through exercises, losing weight (five percent of your current body weight), avoiding repetition, and we...  Read Full »

My 53-year-old husband, has knee pain with swelling after taking his flu medicines. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, aged 53, is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs was prescribed Ciprofloxacin 500 mg and Prednisone 5 mg for flu for ten days. Upon completion of the treatment, he started experiencing knee pain with swelling. It has now moved to the hands and shoulders. He complains that he almost ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From what you mentioned, your husband has migratory arthritis, which could be due to the following: 1. Lymes disease (caused by a tick bite). 2. Gonococcal infection. 3. Reactive arthritis. 4. Gout (high uric acid level). It is less like...  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 »

I have pain and swelling in my knees, and I cannot move my leg. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have swelling in my knees, which is painful, and I cannot move my leg. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for ten days after food. Take tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily for ten days before food. Take these tablet...  Read Full »

My 72-year-old wife is suffering from severe knee pain while climbing stairs. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 72 years and has diabetes and hypothyroidism. Both are under control. She gets pain very often in the knees, especially while climbing down the stairs. Please suggest whether she has to undergo knee replacement of the right knee. Or can we postpone for some more years? Is it...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your wife has severe osteoarthritis with high-grade osteoporosis of the bones. The X-ray and your detailed description of the symptoms indicate your wife's sever...  Read Full »

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