Q. Although I am on vitamin D supplement, why does the knee pain persist?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 11, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 21 year old female with a height of 5.2 feet and weight 42 kg. I am suffering from vitamin D deficiency and having pain in knees since six months. The pain mostly arises on stress on knees using stairs and disappears with rest of a few days. On knee r-rays, the lateral tubercle of intercondylar eminence is raised. My RA factor is negative, and ESR is normal on CBC. My MCH and MCHC were slightly low. Currently, I have been taking a supplement (Indrop D) once in two weeks. Why is the pain not being relieved even with a supplement? How long will it take to have my healthy knee back? Being a medical student, I need to walk a lot, and this situation is depressing me.



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  • The pain in the knee that you are suffering is called anterior knee pain, which is due to muscle imbalance leading to patellar tracking going off track.
  • The muscle pain and bone pain due to vitamin D deficiency will take six weeks to settle, but the anterior knee pain needs you to exercise under physiotherapy supervision to improve knee symptoms (while stair climbing).

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