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What causes pain on the back side of the knee?

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Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi

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Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have a pain that is central to the back side of one knee. Where it bends. It came on suddenly 3 days ago. It hurts when I bend it all the way. It mostly hurts when I lower myself into a sitting position, and again when I rise to standing. It doesn't hurt to walk up or down stairs, or any other time. I've been treating it wiith ibuprophen and mentholatum rub. It's easing now but what do you believe is going on there? I believe I've had this before.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
possibility of knee osteoarthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have studied your case.
There is possibility of osteoarthritis of knee leading to pain.
I will advise you x ray knee and if required MRI.
Till time you can take physiotherapy like tens and matrix.
Cartilage protecting medication like chondritin sulphate will help.
consult orthopaedic surgeon for detail examination.
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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