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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 knees are painful and occasionally numb, and driving in traffic aggravates the situation. How to treat this?

Query: Hello doctor, My knees are an issue for me; they become exhausted and even numb, which is uncomfortable. Driving through traffic makes things worse. Kindly help.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Without knowing anything other than the pain that bothers you while driving in traffic, I can only tell you what I would do if you were my patient. Based on age, it may be arthritis. I cannot rule out meniscus or liga...  Read Full »

How can I assess my knee's condition at home after recent impacts and discomfort post-ACL reconstruction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years of age. Ten years ago, I sustained an injury to my left knee, which was later diagnosed as a torn ACL ligament. To address this, I underwent a successful ACL reconstruction surgery (using a hamstring graft). Recently, I experienced a sudden jolt to my knee while sleeping,...  Read Full »

Shwetanjali Gandhe

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Now that the surgery is behind you and it went well, there is really no need to overly stress about this. It is possible that the sudden jolt you felt came from lifting something heavy. If you are feeling uncertain,...  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 al...  Read Full »

I have had knee pain for six years with hip and back pain which does not reduce on physiotherapy and medications. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with severe knee pain for the last six years as I am a dancer. But over the past two years, this pain has moved to my hip and my back. I have been going to a physiotherapist for the last eight months and have tried different procedures and exercises. Recently it has ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I would like to have a look at the investigation you had done before and would be keen to know if you have taken an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Based on the MRI report of your back, I can suggest you something better as we need to kno...  Read Full »

I am having persistent back, shoulder, and knee pain while walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my back whenever I walk, and I have also been suffering from pain in my shoulder and knee. I have had these issues before with the same symptoms. Please help.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq family,After reviewing your question, I understand that you are experiencing back, shoulder, and knee pain. It is important to note that back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, such as muscle sprains or strains, misalignments, systemic problems, and disc herniations...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my left knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my left knee while bending. I also have pain on the backside of the left-hand shoulder while sitting on the floor for the past 15 days. I remember that one day of my sleeping position was worse. Kindly suggest me a solution to get out of this.   Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly check your posture and maintain it properly while doing work or studies. Kindly check from which position you are getting more pain and please check whether it gets radiated to your knees. You can take a calcium-rich diet and apply a hot pack twice a day to the k...  Read Full »

I have straining tugging pain coming from right knee on the inside. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old girl and normally squat reasonably heavy 143 lbs. These past weeks I have been feeling a straining tugging pain coming from my right knee on the inside. I think it is the MCL. It does not cause me any problems in day to day life but hurts a decent amount when I squat ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your concern. In my opinion, you would have a VMO (vastus medialis oblique) issue which may be tender and stiff since it is involved in the final degree of knee locking and will come into play during locking of the knee. And also when adductors made to get tig...  Read Full »

What causes a lot of pain and stiffness in the knee while crouching and kneeling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for advice on knee support. I had a meniscectomy ten years ago and worked as a roofer. I now have a lot of pain and stiffness in my knee, which is crouching and kneeling all day with work. I am struggling to stand back up after crouching for periods with work.  Read Full »

Ranjeet Singha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the information provided by you, it seems that you might have developed osteoarthritis of the knee. Some of the clinical features are pain, stiffness, and swelling. I would suggest you avoid any activity related to your occupation of roofing as it will aggrava...  Read Full »

I can only bend my knee 30 percent. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I dislocated my knee over three weeks. It was put back in place. At moment, I can only bend my knee 30 percent then its starts to really hurt if I try to bend more. What could be the cause and what sort of exercise should I do to get my knee working properly? Are any medicines availabl...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, you should get investigations done for your dislocated knee to see the level of damage that happened and also to rule out any avulsion or fracture associated with it. Then coming to your range and movement, it is always possible to get movement completel...  Read Full »

I am getting throbbing in knee every time I rest. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting throbbing in my knee every time I am resting. There is no pain just uncomfortable throbbing. Recently, came back from grade 2 MCL injury and ACL sprain. I am a female.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. The throbbing pain is caused due to the activity you do like walking and standing, etc. The muscle gets activated normally during functional activities but in your case, since recovery has not happened completely you have post activity stiff...  Read Full »

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