Knee Pain

Knee pain can be due to a localized injury or trauma causing a torn ligament, tendon, meniscus, fracture, bursitis, tendinitis, obesity, arthritis, overuse (runner's knee), gout, etc. Although pain due to minor injury resolves on its own, diagnosis and correction of the underlying cause are essential to get rid of long-standing severe knee pain. Weight reduction is necessary to treat the present or prevent future knee pain in obese people. Adequate rest, physiotherapy, knee braces, surgery, medication, etc., are the available treatment options based on the diagnosis.

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My knee pain has reduced after starting to exercise, but it gets sore when I try falling asleep. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a physiotherapist eight months ago, and the doctor informed me that there was too much pressure on my knee. He told me to exercise to strengthen it and reduce the pressure. Unfortunately, my knee got sore while doing exercises like walking and taekwondo. Two months ago, my knee ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to have more details regarding your issue. 1. Did you initially have any falls, injuries, or other issues? 2. Where is your pain deep inside, in the center or like the sides of the knee? 3. Do you have any restrictions on your ac...  Read Full »

Can a tear in the meniscus cause knee pain and a popping sound when I bend my knee?

Query: Hello doctor, I participated in a running race and developed knee pain. When the race finished, I was in pain, but the next day when I practiced, I experienced mild pain. Then in the next few days, the pain started returning every time I ran. Also, I had to stop running during my practice session b...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You can undergo an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to rule out lateral meniscal damage, which can get coupled with IT (iliotibial) band issues. I have seen cases like this where lateral meniscus was involved alon...  Read Full »

I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a knee issue. My knee dislocated once and there was a subluxation more than nine times. Now, my knee is very flexible. When my knee dislocated, the doctor plastered my knee for three weeks. He then asked me to exercise, but I did not. My doctor then asked me t...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to stress on proper training to regain your knee control and reduce the subluxation. I suggest you do these basic knee exercises that will strengthen your front thigh muscles and butt muscles. These...  Read Full »

I am a 16-year-old girl suffering from sharp stinging pain in my knee. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old girl, 178 cm in height and weighing 70 kg. I have knee problems, and I am afraid it is an actual injury this time. It is a sharp stinging pain that comes and goes. There is a swelling that comes and goes as well. It does not leave in rest, but it gets worse while wal...  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when are you suffering from this knee pain? Have you done any activity like running, bending exercises, or sitting a long time on the floor by folding your legs which caused jerks? Apply Diclofenac ointment and cover it with a cloth for 10 minutes. Clean it wit...  Read Full »

I developed hip and knee pain after doing squats in my gym. How to overcome the pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I did squats during my gym session and developed pain in my hips and knees. But the pain is severe in my hips. The pain is persistent and does not go away. It has been there for the past four days. However, the pain has reduced a bit, but it is still there. What to do?Please give your sugg...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain is likely due to muscle soreness and typically occurs following a hard training session. So do not worry. However, I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Icing is effective in reducing pain, so continue icing on the painful area frequently e...  Read Full »

Can you suggest physiotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis and knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old man. I have foot pain which was diagnosed a few years ago as plantar fasciitis. I use shoes with special support, insoles, and cushion on the socks. I also have pain in my right knee, especially on the inner side. I want to know if there are any exercises or stretch...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The protocol followed by you is good. You should follow that regularly for the next one month. For the plantar fasciitis, I suggest the following: 1. Calf muscle stretching with wall support. 2. Dorsiflexion of the foot with pressure applied by your hand. 3. Hot ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain, swelling, and tenderness in the knee?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling above the right knee with a tenderness of the right quadriceps and pain in the knee when I run or do overactivity.  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have swelling and pain in the knee joint, I suggest you apply an ice pack thrice a day for 15 minutes. Rest as much as possible without exercising until the pain reduces ultimately. If you do not find any improvement in two days, then go for an X-ray of the knee jo...  Read Full »

What can be done about the tearing sensation in my knee?

Query: Hello doctor I recently felt a bit of a tearing sensation on the top of my knee area when bending while playing basketball. There was swelling and bruising for a few hours only.  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry; it might be a jerk you felt at the knee joint. Rest as much as possible, apply an ice pack twice or thrice a day, and do knee stretching five times after an hour. Do not put pressure on the knee; wear a knee cap for two days if available. If you see swelli...  Read Full »

I have a sharp pain in my left knee and left back. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot run, squat, or put pressure on my left leg as whenever I try to do any of it, I feel a sharp pain in my left knee, just behind the patella. Also, I can feel a tingling sensation on the top of my thigh and the left side of my back; I think it is sciatica. I want to begin running...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, you might have some patellofemoral issue that is the pain caused due to rubbing of patella bone against the underlying femur bone. It can be caused due to tight hip musculature, back issues, or ITB (iliotibial band) tightness. I w...  Read Full »

How can I treat my lower back pain and nerve pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was doing a heavyweight deadlift in my gym. After that, I suffered lower back pain for two days, and from then, I am having nerve pain in my lower back through my thigh to my left knee. And now I have so much problem in sitting, walking, and normal day-to-day activitie...  Read Full »

Maithili Patel Hemant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Deadlifts are safe unless you do them incorrectly. And the most common of all the mistakes is to pull with the lower back bent, which causes uneven pressure on the spinal disks and results in bulged disks, pinching of nerves, and spraining of the surrounding tissues. Th...  Read Full »

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