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Cause for pain in the left knee?

I have a dull aching pain in my left knee. I feel it mostly behind my knee cap, and the side and sometimes below the knee cap. It also gets stiff and feel like if I make a wrong move something may pop or snap. When I walk I hear a clicking or popping noise. nobody else can hear it but me though. Also during the winter months my knee and just the left knee felt like it had an ice pack over it the whole time and would ache. What do you think is causing this and what this may be.
Mon, 5 May 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.

According to your symptoms and findings there is osteoarthritis of your knee.
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You can start cartilage protecting medication like chondritin sulphate, that you need to take for couple of months.

If required MRI knee can be done and if there is severe destruction of menisci then arthroscopic shaving can be done.

Physiotherapy like ultrasound and tens will help, along with knee exercises.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.
If you are satisfied with answer do not forget to give rating to this answer.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
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Cause for pain in the left knee?

Hello, I have studied your case. According to your symptoms and findings there is osteoarthritis of your knee. . You can start cartilage protecting medication like chondritin sulphate, that you need to take for couple of months. If required MRI knee can be done and if there is severe destruction of menisci then arthroscopic shaving can be done. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and tens will help, along with knee exercises. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not forget to give rating to this answer. Wishing you good health. Take care