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Knee Pain

Knee pain can affect all age groups. The reasons for the knee pain can range from injury, infection, gout to arthritis. Knee pain can limit one’s ability to walk and bear weight on the leg. It can also be painful to touch.



Knee pain. Knee pain can occur whenever particular activity is performed such as walking, climbing stairs, squatting, cross legged sitting. It can also hurt during rest. The area of pain is also an important characteristic which helps in understanding which structure of the knee has been affected.

Swelling. Swelling indicates that the knee is irritated. This can be due to mechanical causes such as rubbing, inflammation due to wear and tear or injury to the internal structures.

Stiffness. Stiffness can be due to swelling or muscle tightness. If stiffness is not allowing to straighten the knee, it means that something is mechanically blocking the knee from straightening.

Instability. Instability occurs when one or more ligaments of the knee are unable to support the knee well.





Wear & Tear



  • Septic Arthritis

  • Prepatellar Bursitis



  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Gout

  • Pseudogout




When to see a Doctor

  • Unable to bear weight

  • Unable to straighten the knee

  • Redness and swelling of knee

  • Persistent pain


Prevention of knee pain

  • Weight management

  • Maintaining flexibility and elasticity of the muscles

  • Regular exercises and stretches

  • Avoid prolonged sitting in same posture


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