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What can lead to intense pain between the knee and ankle upon waking up?

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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 4473 Questions

Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: In the morning before I leave the bed feel intense pain between knee and ankle.
What must be the cause ?
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can be due to osteoporosis.

Detailed Answer:


I have studied your question. I think you are having weak bones and lack of vitamin D. Before I advised you I want to know little detail of your illness.

1.Since when you are having these symptoms?
2. Do you have thyroid or diabetes?
3. Do you have pain the whole day or only in the morning?
4. Are any x rays done?

Please send me answers to these questions. I will try my best to help you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 10 hours later
Thanks Doc.
1. Having these symptoms since four months.
2. No Thyroid & No Diabetes.
3. Only when I lie-down , felt the same in afternoons as well.
4. NO X-Ray done.
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma 26 hours later
Brief Answer:
I would suggest you get x rays.

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for the info. I think it is starting of knee arthritis. An x-ray in a standing position can confirm the diagnosis. I would suggest the following.

1. Avoid squatting, sitting on ground floor or stairs.
2. Hot water fomentation dor knee joint.
3. Take calcium 1000 mg daily and Volini ointment application.
4. The knee cap is also helpful.

I hope these steps will help you.

Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
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