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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Back Pain
Question: Hello Doctor,

In the last month I suffered from Knee pain for about a week to 10 days and I visited a Orthopedic. After diagnosis, he confirmed that its because of reduction in lubricant and gave me medicines for 10 days. I used them and got relieved from the pain. Since one week I started to exercise on static cycle and stopped it from 4-5 days. One more thing is I have a 9 month old baby and mine is a c-section. I stay in a duplex house which requires climbing stairs carrying my baby for atleast 4-5 times in a day. From the past two days I am starting to experience the knee pain again. I gave you all the details so that you will have better understanding of my situation. Please suggest what could be reason for this recurring pain and remedy for the same.

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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be anterior knee pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon .
This kind of knee pain , we diagnose as anterior knee pain is quite common at your age. It involves normally front part of your knee joint.
For this condition, most useful exercises are Isometric Quadriceps exercises , to be done twice daily , after learning from a physiotherapist. In the meantime you can take a painkiller as and when required, do hot fomentation twice daily, apply local analgesic cream twice daily and avoid sitting with knee bent for 2-3 weeks. In this time , hopefully you will feel much better. If no improvement , get x rays of the knee joints. Continue all your routine activities including climbing stairs.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
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