A 31-year-old member asked:
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when should you go to the doctor for knee pain?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If doesn't improve: injury to knee with swelling. pain, difficulty walking, fever,redness,etc,etc. there are many reasons for knee pain. visit if pain is bad enough and not improving.
Answered on Nov 25, 2014
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: A good idea particularly if it is not getting better and you are having trouble bearing weight or walking. Initially try ice, nsaids, crutch or cane ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This needs evaluation as there are numerous causes for the sudden onset and knee pain and/or swelling. See your family doctor or a rheumatologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This can be due to arthritis, tendinitis or a tear. Have it evaluated.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Knee pain is never normal and bad pain should be evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedist.

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