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    What causes knee pain?

Posted on Mon, 1 Dec 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Just in the last several days when I get up from a seating position the top of my knees hurt. I mean not righT on top but when sitting where the top of your thigh meets your kneecap. They also have been aching a bit when I am sedantary. I am 65 years old and wonder what I might do to strengthen my muscles around my knees and if what I am feeling is arthritus
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There is possibility of arthritis

Detailed Answer:
I have studied your case.
There is possibility of early arthritis.
As per your history it can be patello - femoral osteoarthritis.
You may need x ray of your knee to see details of joint.
You can start cartilage protecting medication like chondritin sulphate.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you a great relief.
Exercises like static quadriceps and knee range of motion exercises will help.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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