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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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 are possible causes of knee pain ?

What are possible causes of knee pain ?

Many, many: Injury, overuse, meniscus tear, arthritis, ligament injury, tight muscles and capsule, referred pain, loose bodies, sprains/strains, fracture, gout, connective tissue diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
1,134 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

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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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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Sports doc: I would start with a sports medicine doctor, as they have the training to make sure you don't have something seriously wrong. This may include XR or MRI if indicated. If safe, you may then be referred to a physiotherapist to help you return to function ...Read more

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How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

Xray or MRI: Both may need to be done in knee and back. Generally though joint pain is specific location in pain around the knee but generally nowhere else. Sciatica/nerve pain can travel through the leg but generally starts from the spine. See a spine/sports specialist that can help you with this. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use 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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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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