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Depends: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. If it is pain associated with arthritis, we often have to evaluate what type of exercise you are doing and make adjustments. If pain is from internal derangement such as a meniscus tear, it might need to be addressed surgically. If pain is overuse in nature, resting, icing, compression will be effective. ...Read more
Injury: If the knees have been injured you should expect discomfort for seven to ten days depending upon the type of injury( sprain,contusion). Treatment consists of rest and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Persistent or worsening discomfort or swelling call for evaluation by a physician or orthopedic surgeon as problems like cartilage or ligament injury may have occurred. ...Read more
Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but i don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.
Knee pain at night: Causes may be multifactorial: vascular, radicular from the lower back, autoimmune, inflammatory, referral from the hips, electrolyte imbalance. Have a thorough check up ! ...Read more
I've had intermittent aching knee pain since i was a child. Now21. No injuries. Worse at night. Sometimes lower back/knee pain. What could this be?
Evaluate : There is little information in your question as for a diagnosis or a suspicion of a diagnosis . You need to see a rheumatologist and you need to be examined , a 20 years old pain it is not usual as for problems usually get better or get worse. ...Read more
Uncertain : When your physician evaluates you he or she will use the symptoms to look got neurological or vascular causes. You'll need a full check up, metabolic evaluation as well as a neurologic evaluation and rheumatologic examination. ...Read more