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What causes knee pain after taking knee injections for osteoarthritis?


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Published At April 13, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 51-year-old overweight female. Almost a month ago, I had two knee injections for osteoarthritis in my right knee. From the first day after the injection, the doctor instructed me to do knee exercises (folding and stretching) five times a day. I did the exercise for a week but then I stopped because I suddenly felt intense knee pain when walking (sharp stabbing and burning). The pain has been increasing ever since then, and I now feel it even when lying or standing. Kindly suggest.


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I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing intense knee pain. It is possible that the knee injections and exercises have aggravated the underlying condition in your knee, leading to increased pain. The injections could have caused some inflammation, and the exercises may have put additional stress on your knee joint. In the meantime, you can try some home remedies to help relieve your pain. Applying ice to your knee for 15 to 20 minutes at a time several times a day can help reduce inflammation and numb the area, providing temporary pain relief. You can also try taking over-the-counter pain medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, but be sure to follow the recommended dosage on the label. It is important to avoid activities that cause pain or discomfort in your knee and to rest and elevate your leg when possible.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Family Physician

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