What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

Lots of things! The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain.

Related Questions

What is the treatment for septic knee joint?

Treat like abcess. It have to be drained and treated by intravenous antibiotic. Read more...
Septic knee. Best treatment for an infected knee joint is arthroscopic clean-out. Cultures of the joint fluid used to id the specific bacteria, which guides antibiotic treatment. Intravenous antibiotics needed for usually 6 weeks. If patient medically too sick for anesthesia, may treat with serial aspirations and antibiotics too. Read more...

I recently came off Lexapro (escitalopram) (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) cause this?

Usually not. Those are the some side effects.Constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach upset; tiredness; trouble sleeping. Read more...
Probably not. But pretty much any side effect is possible w/ any drug. However, having it happen 3 wks after stopping doesn't raise a lot of suspicion. Read more...

I am experiencing knee pain and heel pain. The following also describes me: Joint stiffness. What should I do?

Could be many things. This could be tendonitis in which case you can stretch and use antiinflamatories. If multiple joints are stiff and getting worse this could be a systemic arthritis that would need lab testing to find out. You should be seen. Read more...

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment? I'm not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info. Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! Read more...

What are the treatment options for painful popping of the left knee joint mainly the acl?

Evaluation. There are many possible causes of painful popping of the knee (chondromalacia patella, meniscal tears, intra-articular loose bodies and instability of the joint secondary to ligamentous injury) and the appropriate treatment will be determined by the diagnosis. A visit to an orthopaedic surgeon should give you an answer. Read more...

I am 43. Am suddenly experiencing stiffening of knee joint and pain on backside of knee after sports. What can be the causes and treatment?

Arthritis v meniscus. A suddenly stiff knee joint with pain on the back side is consistent with an injury within the medial knee compartment of the knee. Possibilities include an mcl sprain, meniscal tear, or cartilage injury. The posterior pain is usually non-specific, but results from an accumulation of fluid (effusion) within the joint. Initial treatments: rest, ice, ace wrap compression. Pcp exam if no improvement. Read more...
1 of 2 Arthritis? Generally pain in the back of the knee does not point to a specific structural injury. Oftentimes if the knee is "angry" it will produce excess fluid which tends to settle in the back of the knee and irritates the knee causing pain. Most likely cause of your knee being "angry" is early arthritis (cartilage loss/wear). Other causes include meniscus tears, tendinitis and inflammation. Read more...
2 of 2 Treat. Initial treatment includes modifying activity level, ice, nsaid's, therapy and use of knee sleeves. If this fails then your doctor may discuss injections and even surgery depending on what your work-up such as x-rays and MRI reveal. Read more...
Swelling. Pain and stiffness after sports participation often is the result of swelling. Swelling can result for several different reasons. Injuries such as meniscal tears, repetetive use, condromalacia or even early arthritic changes. If this persists then an orthopaedic evaluation would be indicated. Read more...