How can I get rid of major knee pain while playing basketball?

Depends on the cause. Depends on the cause and the reason that you are having knee pain. Main causes include patella-femoral knee pain/ tendinitis, knee oa, meniscal tears or ligamentous tears. After a physical exam and history and imaging these can be narrowed. A good start would be to strengthen the muscles around the knee, maybe use anti-inflamatories for a short time. If still not better imaging may be necessary.
Needs ortho eval. Severe knee pain during sports means you're doing harm. May be meniscus tear, cartilage problem, one of over 100 types of arthritis, ligament tear, inflamed tendon , overuse, stress fracture, tumor, infection, nerve, a hip problem, etc. Never ignore severe pain. Avoid painful activity. Nsaids, braces, heat, ice, topicals, etc only treat symptoms. You need to know cause now. See orthopedics now.

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I feel knee pain after playing basketball. I am heavy and I jump a lot in the games. Is there any medicine that I can take to prevent this pain?

Diagnosis First. The first concern is are you damaging your knees. Every pound overweight will add 5 more pounds when you take a step. This type of impact loading can hasten osteoarthritis in your knees, hips, etc. Before treatment we need to know why you are having knee pain. There may be certain problems uncovered despite you being overweight that are impacting your painful knees. Read more...
Pain in Knees. As long as you get pain only when you play basketball and other times you have no pain and are able to do all activities without any pain, then you can take over the counter meds like Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) after the game and it may help.If it does not then see your doctor. Read more...
Nomed -Need2prevent! Prevention won't be achieved with ibuprofen- meds are typically for treatment. Prevention lies in understanding the cause of your knee pain that can be changed - 1. Overweight? Lose weight 2. Worn out sneakers?Buy new ones 3. Bad technique?Learn better ways to jump 4. Fatigue?Get conditioned 5. Unstable knee?Bracing, rehab may help. Read more...

After playing basketball I just start getting knee pain or pain in thighs so why I would be getting this?

Not Sure. Additional information is needed. It could be an issue of stretching, warm up, out of shape, the way the knee cap moves on the knee, particular moves or plays, foot/ankle/hip problems, etc. If the pain continues, you should have it evaluated. If it is once or twice, treat it like any other acute sports injury. Read more...
How old are you... This could be different things depending on your age. Arthritis, plain old muscle soreness, or other knee injuries are possible. If it persists you should get evaluated by your doctor. Read more...

I have a sharp knee pain just about in the middle of the knee. I was playing basketball and I came down from a dunk and I landed wrong. Hurting since?

See details. The knee needs evaluation, preferably by an orthopedist. It may simply be a contusion but tears and even fractures are other possibilities. An MRI may be needed to clearly define the cause. Read more...

Was playing basketball and over extended my leg and then felt some pain in the back of my knee. Pain is more in the back upper calf area. No swelling.

Strain. The beginning of the calf muscles, the end of the hamstring tendons, the joint capsule and the menisci are possible sources of pain in the back on the knee. Swelling inside the joint would suggest a meniscus tear, and thus, it's a good sign, you don't have swelling. Ice and rest for next 3-5 days. If pain, persists, then see an orthopedic physician. Read more...
Hamstring Strain. A strain is a tear of muscle fibers. The hamstring muscle group inserts behind the knee. Athletes who sustain hamstring injuries report pain in the posterior thigh and a pop while engaged in speed, cutting and accelerative sports. Hamstring strains are often partial tears of the biceps femoris long head. You describe eccentric hyperextension. I urge you to seek UC and use RICE, crutches, NSAIDs. Read more...
Torn Gastrocnemius . You may have torn your gastrocnemius muscle Maybe the medial head. You need to see your physician and a specialist to get the correct diagnosis. Read more...

How can I get rid of this knee pain?

Depends. Treatment of knee pain depends on the cause. It can be as simple as rest, pain medication and physical therapy to more involved as knee injections and ultimately surgery. The suspected cause will dictate treatment. I would recommend you have your knee pain evaluated to determine the proper treatment plan for you. Read more...

How can I get rid of my constant sharp knee pain?

Knee pain. The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain ... The treatment of knee pain depends on the cause of knee pain. Please see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Read more...

I was just wondering how can I get rid of my knee pain?

Many causes. Many possibilities. Often related to knee instability. Have knee medial-lateral stability checked. Then ? Rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

My dr told me I had knee bursitis 6 months ago but after the swelling went down I still feel pain constantly. How can I get rid of the knee pain?

Go back to your doc. The first step in fixing any problem is an accurate diagnosis. If the swelling has gone away but the pain is continueing it is time to go back to your doctor and get rechecked. This could be as simple as requiring more time to heal or you could have an additional problem such as chondromalacia ( a roughening of the underside of the kneecap) or a joint/ tendon injury. Read more...
Further veal. Get re-examined, you may need physical therapy, steroid injection(s) or diagnostic workup like and MRI to see if there is just more than a bursitis going on. Read more...

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...