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Suffering from thigh to knee pain. What can I be suffering of? Is it serious?

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I am suffering from thigh pain from a couple of days.For the first couple of days the pain starts in the middle of thigh to knee.But today the pain is almost stuck to the knee.When I walk there is a little pain.But if I stand for some time then pain is somewhat severe.Now what do you think I am suffering from & what do you suggest me to do?Is there anything to worry?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
Your symptoms can be due to an overuse stress injury of hip joint or the knee joint.
It can be due to an inflammatory cause also. Investigations like X-ray and MRI of the hip and knee joint will help in determining the pathology.
In the meanwhile, for symptomatic relief:
1. Give enough rest to your knee- use a knee brace.
2. Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
3. Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help.
4. Hot compresses to your knee will be useful pain relieving measure. You may apply a local analgesic gel on that area.
5. calf and hamstring stretches can be helpful under the guidance of a physiotherapist after the acute pain subsides completely.
I encourage you to consult an Orthopedician for proper investigations and prescription medicines.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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