Knee X-ray

Knee X-ray helps diagnose the cartilage loss between the tibia and femur, bone spurs, effusion, alignment of the tibia and femur, patellar tendon disruption, patellar fracture, etc. It has three views: the anteroposterior or the front view, lateral or side view, and the sunrise view or the view with a bent knee.

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Is it possible to have osteoarthritis in both knees?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I have knee pain in both knees out of injury-induced, and earlier I had knee osteoarthritis as by the X-ray report. How do I improve?  Read Full »


Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your injury. It is very rare to see osteoarthritis in both knees after trauma. You might be having early degenerative osteoarthritis or maybe chondromalacia patella. One thing I would like to ask if you have any other joint pain or morning st...  Read Full »

Please go through my X-ray and suggest a treatment for my knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I was injured while playing volleyball. I ignored the pain around my kneecap at that time, and it was fine after a week. After a year, I started getting sudden pain in my right knee. The pain is like locking the knee joint. The pain becomes severe while riding a bike. There...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no obvious bony injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but your ligaments might be a problem while you sustained the trauma. Is there any swelling? If the pain is not coming down or becoming more in spite of treatment, then you need to get an M...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe knee pain whenever I sit and stand up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I have a query regarding my knee-knocking sound. I have a bad pain for the past two days. I feel the pain when I am sitting and standing up. I have this knee-knocking problem for the past three years. Is this anything serious? Do I have to do some tests? I often have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes our knees make a sound when we stand up because there is bone patella and so when we stand up, it slides down and so we hear the sound. Apart from that, you have pain. It is not normal and you can have it due to injuries or inflammation. First of all, I su...  Read Full »

How do I treat noisy knees and painful joints?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noisy knees with painful joints.   Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In all the joints, there is presence of joint fluid and cartilage end. When the fluid becomes dry due to age, then joint friction is heard during the bending moment. Sometimes joint cartilage becomes rough and again crackling sound is heard.  Read Full »

Is it normal to have popping sound from knees to ankles in small babies?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to discuss about my 11 months old daughter's leg problem. She has a popping sound from knee to ankle bones. She is not crawling or walking but she can stand with support or run in a walker. Is it normal? or Do I need to be concerned about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are sure about the sound arising from the baby's leg. I am asking this because the bone is not calcified in this early stage and it is usually soft but firm. The practice of not crawling is abnormal and walking is not a concern in this stage o...  Read Full »

Why am I getting knee pain even with simple activity?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 year old male. My weight is 85 kg and height is 179 cm. About 2 years ago, I participated in a half marathon. On that day, I started feeling pain in both knees above the patella. I think in quadriceps tendon. I followed RICE and the pain went off. But, after that, whenever I do s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti A. Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your symptoms and pain, I have a few points to mention. It is possible that the pain is due to quadriceps pull. However, a condition called chondromalacia patellae should also be ruled out. Do you have pain in climbing upwards or upstairs? I wou...  Read Full »

My knee pain is getting worse and not supported by painkillers. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male and I do not have any other medical conditions. My right knee is very painful. I have had pain in my knees for a while but it has been fine to live with. But recently, the pain in my right knee is starting to affect my everyday life. There is no swelling or rednes...  Read Full »


Dr. Tejash Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nice explanation regarding your condition. From your history, it looks like you are suffering from degenerative osteoarthritis. I suggest you to do an x-ray to know the stage of osteoarthritis and decide its mode of management and treatment.  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for my mom's severe knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this on behalf of my mother. She is 60 years old and weighs about 86 kg. Her complaint is very extreme pain on the knee (left leg). This issue started one year ago and we consulted orthopedics who applied an injection on her knee after verifying an x-ray report and prescri...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your x-rays show (attachment removed to protect patient identity), grade 2-3 arthritis (4 is worst) in both knees, however, the x-ray picture does not always match with the clinical symptom as is in your case. I will recommend that you take a course of anti-inflamma...  Read Full »

Will my knee pain due to injury heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, A week before, I fell from riding a bicycle after going to market and my left knee hit the ground first I was able to stand up although I got wounded. I went home and did first aid on my wound. After a week, my wound was healed but until now I feel the pain on my left leg. There is le...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you are having these symptoms. This might still be due to injury resulting in soft tissue contusion. I am not considering fracture at this point because you were still able to stand up. But an x-ray of the left knee APL would be recommended. In the mea...  Read Full »

What can be done to treat bruise under knee cap after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I went hiking and was running down a cliff. I was going too fast and landed on both my knees. They looked deformed and have bruising and swelling around the knee cap, on the knee cap, and under the knee cap. One of them has a big looking bruised ball under the knee cap. Wha...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description I gather you have had a nasty fall on both your knees with one being more swollen than the other. You have not mentioned but I am assuming that you were able to stand and walk after the fall and did not need to be carried back. Also, assuming you ...  Read Full »

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