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A 41-year-old member asked:

what causes knee pain and how do i manage it myself?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Many things: Many things can cause knee pain. You may have abnormalities in your gait-a gait analysis by a good shoe store can tell you if you over or under-pronate and they can recommend shoes or orthotics to help. You can have arthritis and topical or oral anti-inflammatories can help. Supplements such as glucosamine+chondroitin+5-loxin can help-osteobiflex is recommended brand.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Quad inhibition: In general, the most common causes of pain and giving way (especially after surgery or injury) is quad muscle inhibition. We may not be able to make the inside of your knee perfect, but we can make your quad muscles function better with exercise. A healthy quad allows a more normal walk or gait. Exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and slow consistent stair climbing. Good luck!
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many conditions : Knee pain can be caused by many conditions and the treatment is related to the cause. So getting a proper diagnosis is the first step in starting the proper treatment program. In general causes include: arthritis, meniscus tears, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures, ligament injuries, infections, contusions, blood supply problems, tumors, lumbar spine problems and more. See an orthopaedic surgeon 1st.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
A variety of things: A variety of things can cause knee pain including osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid, etc. See your doctor in order to be evaluated.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I have knee pain and i'm only 20. Does that mean i'm going to have a ton of problems when I get older?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
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Not necessarily: Do you recall any specific trauma to your knee, or did this just come on spontaneously? Does it hurt all the time or just with certain activities? Have you tried ice, heat, and/or anti-inflammatories? If you have not, you can try that first. If it's a constant pain, then you should consider seeing an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam and x-rays.
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What can cause knee pain and how do I manage it?

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Many things: Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, muscle sprain/strain, fracture, tendonitis, septic arthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, reiter syndrome, acl tear, PCL tear, medial meniscus injury, lateral meniscus injury, and osteosarcoma to name a few. See a doctor if it bothers you for more then a couple days.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

I have made a decision I am not settle for when the doctor told me to live with my knee pain. I'm going for a third opinion thanks for everything ?

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3 Options: 1. See an orthopedist 2. See a pain specialist 3. Find another family doctor.
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See details: Have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the pain and the treatment options.

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