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Having knee pain, difficulty in bending and stretching the knee. What to do?

Feb 2014
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I been having knee pain for a few months now and I can walk and get around ok but I noticed today after sitting for about 30 mins with my knee bent that when I straighten it and extend my knee out I can see a dip or hole in my knee cap.
Posted Tue, 11 Jun 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 28 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

Knee pain you have seems to be due to muscle spasm.
After sitting for long time with bent knee your muscle get in spasm. When you straighten you knee, dip might seen due spasm muscle around the knee cap.

Do not worry, do knee stretching and strengthening exercises to relieve the spasm and strengthen the muscle around the knee.

Doing hot fomatation and applying muscle relaxant gel will be helpful.

Hope this will helps you. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Please accept my answer if you have no further query.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Dr Saurabh XXXXXXX
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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