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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What causes knee pain to my 4-year-old son?

Query: Hello doctor, My son who is turning 4 in two months, has been complaining about pain in his knee for over a year now. His pediatrician told us that it was growing pains and is normal. However, it has been there for too long and it is always just the right knee. He cries at different times in the day...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think his knee pain is of significance since it is involving only one limb and it has been so for quite a long time. Sometimes, there may be a hidden bone infection which may go unnoticed. It is advisable to do an X-ray of the affected leg, and take an opinion from a...  Read Full »

How can I get cured from knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male. Now, I have pain in my knee. I have taken a lot of painkillers to get relief from it. But it comes back again. I am unable to run fast. I cannot walk fast. I have numbness in my right leg. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For knee pain, you can investigate with an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the knee joint. If there is any ligament injury in the knee joint, then it will be seen in the X-ray or MRI scan. You can consult an orthopedic surgeon for an examination. For num...  Read Full »

My 14-year-old daughter has to undergo a growth analysis. Is a knee X-ray useful for the same?

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-year-old daughter is being considered for growth analysis. They want a wrist X-ray to assess whether bone plates have fused. At her age, I am interested in a knee or pelvis X-ray as well, as I have read that for patients over 12 years of age, it is essential to have information ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Even though wrist X-rays are generally used for growth analysis, you can also get a knee X-ray done so that we can correlate it with the wrist X-ray for better assessment. Also, since she is already 12 years old, it wou...  Read Full »

What does my knee X-ray suggest about the growth plates in my knees?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a knee X-ray to determine if my plates were still open. The report stated that only a lateral view was available, so the growth plates could not be seen. Does this mean that the X-ray failed to capture my kneecap? I would like to know if they are fused.  Read Full »

Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you have any injury in your knee, and are you concerned regarding the affected growth? Nevertheless, as per the report you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems that the lateral view of the knee is visualized, and your gr...  Read Full »

Can Alphintern be used for knee swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.65 meter and my weight is 56 kg. I was suffering from a knee problem, and I took rest for a couple of days. I took Alphintern and used my resistance band to improve my knee-range and everything was fine, except for a grinding noise during exe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, the MRI reports suggest an injury. You did not mention a specific incident or accident that may have lead to a sprain of the ACL. Without a real injury, the knee swelled up again, with the stair climbing. The entire presentation points towards...  Read Full »

I have had pain in both knees for one and a half years. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old male who weighs 69 kg. I have a desk job with no physical activity during the day. I am doing exercises regularly though. I have a pain in both knees since one and a half years. It started gradually. Now, there is a cracking sound while squatting or doing yoga. I am u...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg in the morning for 10 days before food. Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg in the morning for 30 days before food. Tablet Vitamin D 60000 IU once...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 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 »

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