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I experienced sudden sharp pain in my knee while squatting which lasted for about 30 seconds. Otherwise there is no problem. What is this and what is the remedy?
I have pain in my knee. So is there any reason of any viral disease but I am all not taking my meals properly. I only have morning breakfast only and only have dinner sometime.
I am 60 year old male having cough, cold and sore throat all through the year for the past several years. Please tell me what should I do. I also have acute pain in my knees and most of the joints. Please advise treatment.
Dear Doctor, I have been suffering from rt. Knee pain five years back doctor told there was a menisci tear and ACL tear so you should go operation but I didn't felt as like those disease persons but since 5 days I have been getting pain in the same area could you please guide what to do.
It Sanu Chakraborty, my age is 21 I got the endless pain of in my knees by an accident. Give me some home remedies to reduce pain.
Sir my name is masud ali molla I am suffering a problem in my knee some days ago I am playing cricket and my brother hit my left knee.
I have pain in my left knee. And when I m walking it's sounding kit kit. please consult what is this.
When I walk upstairs or kneel down, I used to hear small cracking sound on my left knees. Is that due to loss of synovial fluid? I once had an accident and my knee had hit hardly.
My left knee has some pain for the last 3-4 months. I am 49 years old male. Total cholesterol is 215 and no diabetic. Please help to get good treatment.
I am 35 years old. I am serving in army since 14 years. Few days ago I having pain in my knees and then I wear knee cap in day time. Please tell me how can I get rid from this bad illness. Thnx.
Knee injury can occur from the direct blow as well as through stretching and twisting injuries. At times the ligament that holds the knee in place gets stressed and results in sprains. Depending on the extent of the ligament and fibre damage, the sprains are graded. Then there are knee injuries that are caused by overuse of it. These injuries cause harm to the tendons and the muscles. Since the knee is interconnected to a lot of other structures, any damage to the knee can have serious repercussion to other connected bones and ligaments.
What are the Risk Factors?
1. Muscle imbalance leading to hamstring spasm.
2. Imbalance of the thigh muscle leading to injury of the knee.
3. Pregnant women and people who are overweight are at increased risk of knee injury
Signs and Symptoms of a Knee Injury:
Knee injuries that are serious in nature can result in instant swelling along with difficulty in bending it. People may find it difficult to bear any sort of weight whatsoever. Joint pain, swelling, inflammation of the muscles are some of the other symptoms of injury to the knee. Pain, instability, locking of the knee can be felt while walking fast or climbing stairs.
When to Contact a Doctor?
Any knee injury should be instantly reported to a doctor. Signs such as deformity, loss of sensation, cold ankle, swelling of knee etc. are signs of a knee injury. A doctor should be consulted, if home remedies such as rest, elevation, compression and ice treatment fail to fetch any fruitful results. If the swollen area has become warm and red and accompanies fever, it is a sign to visit the doctor.
How is a Knee Injury Diagnosed by a Doctor?
A doctor starts the diagnosis with medical history along with physical exam of the patient. Doctor first does a thorough inspection of the nerve and blood supply of the area.The next step of the diagnosis includes palpation. This is a step where the doctor tries to find out the exact location of the pain and tries to correlate the same with the injury location. The doctor might also stress the ligament in order to find out if they are fine. Other imagery tests such as X-ray and MRI are performed to find out the exact location of the injury.
The nature of the injury decides the treatment plan. In many cases, the injured area is suggested to be kept at rest or moved in the specific direction as per the direction of a physiotherapist. For serious injuries with a tendon or ligament injury, a reconstructive surgery is necessary to get the knee to the original condition. The type of surgical procedure depends on the kind of Injury one have faced.