Knee

Pain in and around the knee caused either due to disease of knee joint or due to soft tissue involvement.

  • Knee arthralgia
  • Knee pain

Common causes

Knee pain is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

  • Injury
  • Fracture
  • Over use
  • Sitting for long hours

Treatment

Self Treatment

Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases:

  • Use muscle relaxant sprays or ointments for mild pain
  • Apply hot or cold compress
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Use over the counter medication like ibuprofen if the pain is unbearable
  • Perform mild exercises to help reduce knee pain

Doctor

See a doctor if you notice:

  • Pain for more than 3 days
  • It recurs often
  • It disturbs sleep

Urgent

See a doctor immediately if you notice:

  • Severe pain and inability to bear weight
  • Swelling around the knee joint
  • Inability to fully extend or flex the knee
  • Any obvious deformities of the knee or the leg
  • Fever along with symptoms like pain, redness and swelling around the knee joint

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