Q. What can I do to relieve knee pain?

Answered by
Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 14, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am having knee pain. How will I manage it?

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopedics And Traumatology Spine Surgery


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Your knee pain could be due to many reasons but common ones are chondromalacia, pain due to knee instability, inflammation due to an underlying pathology or just degenerative joint disease, etc.

What was the cause of onset of pain in your knees and what has been the total duration of your symptoms? Apart from pain, do you also have any associated swelling, skin redness or any other local inflammation like skin warmth, etc as well? What management and investigations have been done until now by you for the existing problem?

If there is no history of any injury, and no inflammation or infection like swelling, skin redness or local warmth on touching, then I will like to advise you for conservative management initially in form of:

1. Intensive physical therapy with a focus on strengthening of quadriceps and stretching of other groups of muscles.

2. Gentle anti-inflammatory medications like Etoshine or Paracetamol for five to seven days usually helps in such cases (take according to your body's suitability).

3. Adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation as per requirement.

4. Ice packs at home three to four times a day and see how it goes for around two weeks time.

If your condition does not improve, then we will have to get certain investigations done.

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