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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, jumper’s knee, or runner’s knee is the common cause of front knee pain that occurs when the cartilage under the kneecap is damaged. The damage may be due to an injury or overuse. Some conservative treatments include the RICE method (rest properly, ice packs, compressions, elevate the legs). Pain medication can also help relieve pain. Sometimes a massage from a therapist may be required. Exercise to prevent this syndrome includes leg extensions and quadriceps stretch.

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How to cure the severe leg pain for the last six months?

Query: Hello doctor,In the last six months, I suddenly developed severe pain in both legs. It arises from the thigh, goes to the calf, and finally reaches the heel. I am unable to go up the stairs or use the Indian-style toilets.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, I feel that you have patellofemoral compression pain, which gets worse on going up and down stairs. After a period of rest, you may feel severe pain in the the knees, but as you walk the pain will ease. I suggest the following: Take Vovera...  Read Full »

What is the cause of clicking, grinding, and popping sounds of the knee while walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I received an MRI imaging of my knee for swelling, pain in and around my knee cap and back of the knee. I have pain while walking up and down the stairs with clicking, grinding, and popping sounds. I am a long-distance runner, and my initial consultation prompted concerns of meniscus inj...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a pleasure for me to help you and answer your questions. This is an excellent quality knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) without intravenous contrast (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is a small amount of joint effusion (increased f...  Read Full »

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