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How do I treat pain inside the knee?

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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

When you say pain inside the knee you need to be more specific.
As in real estate, location, location , location. Is it behind the kneecap? Is it lateral (outside) or medial (inside) ? Is the pain sharp, aching or related to activities ? We need a bit more information before we can help.

In brief: Depends

When you say pain inside the knee you need to be more specific.
As in real estate, location, location , location. Is it behind the kneecap? Is it lateral (outside) or medial (inside) ? Is the pain sharp, aching or related to activities ? We need a bit more information before we can help.
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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Dr. John Goldman
Dr Prager is certain right - when, where,why, what are crucial, Is the knee bent? Are you goign up stairs/ Down stairs, Cartilage can slip. Joint mice can obstruct.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Pain inside the knee can be arthritis of various types, cartilage problems such as tears, ligament injuries.
Sometimes a knee can lock which could be cartilage locking, patellar locking or joint mice to name a few. Knee pain can be coming from elsewhere - what we call referred pain from the hip and cause this problem. During your evalaution these among others will be evaluated to clarify.

In brief: Many possibilities

Pain inside the knee can be arthritis of various types, cartilage problems such as tears, ligament injuries.
Sometimes a knee can lock which could be cartilage locking, patellar locking or joint mice to name a few. Knee pain can be coming from elsewhere - what we call referred pain from the hip and cause this problem. During your evalaution these among others will be evaluated to clarify.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Define location

Where the pain is coming from directs treatment.
Inside the knee is cartilage, bone, synovium, to name few. It can be mechanical or it can be inflammatory. It could be referred from outside the knee like the hip, but the pain is felt in the knee. The location helps direct the treatment. It may be physical therapy, exercises, medications or even surgery.

In brief: Define location

Where the pain is coming from directs treatment.
Inside the knee is cartilage, bone, synovium, to name few. It can be mechanical or it can be inflammatory. It could be referred from outside the knee like the hip, but the pain is felt in the knee. The location helps direct the treatment. It may be physical therapy, exercises, medications or even surgery.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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