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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
1,163 Doctors shared insights

Knee Pain (Overview)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic causes.


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Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Have it evaluated.: Locking and clicking are signs of soft tissue or meniscus damage. This needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist to possibly prevent future complications. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
1,163 Doctors shared insights

Knee Pain (Overview)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic causes.


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What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

Kneecap area.: Anterior knee pain refers to pain around the kneecap area, which is in the front of the knee. The back of the knee is the posterior side. ...Read more

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Knee pain (Tip)

Don't bend at the waist, bend your knees when lifting that toddler off the floor. Bend your knees! ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

Leg lifts: If you are a serious runner and have not strengthened your quadriceps muscle (the one above your knee) then the pain you are describing could be from your knee cap not staying in propper alignment. The quadriceps muscle helps keep the knee cap in its place. Also, if you are running on the street make sure you reverse direction everyday as the street is slanted toward the curb. ...Read more

Dr. Sheeja Francis Dr. Francis
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Knee pain (Tip)

Weight loss is crucial in reducing pain related to oa, especially in hands and knees. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I recently had knee surgery and I want to know if euflexxia is effective in treating knee joint pain?

I recently had knee surgery and I want to know if euflexxia is effective in treating knee joint pain?

Possibly: If your orthopaedic surgeon identified arthritis in your knee at the time of your knee surgery, then euflexxa or one of the other "visco-supplementation" injections can be very effective. This should be done in conjunction with physical therapy and regular knee conditioning exercises. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for knee pain?

What's the treatment for knee pain?

First step: If your knee pain persists or is intermittent, then please go to a qualified Doctor and have your knee evaluated. Self treatment may cause more problems than it solves without knowing what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Are there any effective home treatments for knee pain?

Are there any effective home treatments for knee pain?

Moist heat, Advil (ibuprofen): Those are usually effective treatment. You could some cream like voltran gel or Aspirin cream also. ...Read more

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Cure for knee pain?

Cure for knee pain?

Find diagnosis...: Check with a physician for a full history and physical to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Knee pain (Tip)

Bend at the knees, rather than the back, to lift an object lower than the waist. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Can you tell me how to get rid of knee pain?

Can you tell me how to get rid of knee pain?

See details: First of all you have to determine the cause. Then you will know the treatment. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How to deal with and prevent knee pain after jogging?

How to deal with and prevent knee pain after jogging?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Ryan Dr. Ryan
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Knee pain (Tip)

Bend at the knees to pick up something. Don't bend at the waist. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I have flat feet what can I do to avoid knee pain?

I have flat feet what can I do to avoid knee pain?

Wear: Arch supports and strengthen your quadriceps muscles. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Knee pain (Tip)

Weight loss will decrease the load on the hips and knees and prolong their life. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I have knee pain?

I have knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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Knee pain (Tip)

Joints most benefited by creams and gels are knees, hands and wrists, ankles and feet. Why? No fat! ...See more

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What helps knee pain?

What helps knee pain?

Depends: There are multiple reasons for knee pain. Specialist (orthopedist, pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation) evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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Knee pain (Tip)

When lifting heavy objects, keep your back straight, bend your knees, and lift with your legs. ...See more