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hello doctor, my father age 51 suffering from stabbing kind

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: hello doctor,

my father age 51 suffering from stabbing kind of pain in the knee from past 3 days, it is coming at midnight 12-1 AM and disapperaiing at morning around 7 Am and fever also duibg the pain.

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be arthritis or infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
A stabbing pain in the knee with fever is likely to be related to an infection in the area that can be associated with local swelling and redness. The other causes can be arthritis, decrease in joint lubricants or tendonitis. A direct examination by an orthopedician is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Till then avoid all stressful activities of knees like climbing stairs, do a hot compress in the area and start with a mild pain killer for relief.
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.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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hello doctor, my father age 51 suffering from stabbing kind

Brief Answer: Can be arthritis or infection. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. A stabbing pain in the knee with fever is likely to be related to an infection in the area that can be associated with local swelling and redness. The other causes can be arthritis, decrease in joint lubricants or tendonitis. A direct examination by an orthopedician is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Till then avoid all stressful activities of knees like climbing stairs, do a hot compress in the area and start with a mild pain killer for relief. 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. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.