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I have a dull aching pain in my left knee, please suggest me remedy for it

I am a 29 years working as a computer engineer. I have a dull aching pain in my left knee since 5 years. The pain is aggravated on the exertion. The pain started when i used to play basket ball as a professional, though i had not have any serious injuries. Wondering what might be the cause for this pain and please suggest me some measures..
Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
You might be suffering from patellar tendinitis or chondromalacia patellae, which causes pain in your knee on exertion. This type of knee pain related to overuse or physical activity.
Slight modifications in your life style can help.
- Do regular knee exercises (quadriceps and hamstrings).
- Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Every pound that you are overweight puts about 5 extra pounds of pressure on your knee cap when you go up and down stairs.
- If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).
- Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Arun kumar's  Response
HI as ur a computer engineer u may be keeping ur knee in flexed all the time .. i feel u may have plica syndrome or u may have patellofemoral pain syndrome considering ur age as the pain get aggravated on activity .. pls visit a ortho or physiotherapist as soon as possible .
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Vikas Dwivedi's  Response
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ur problem seems to be a patello femoral syndrome, that is also called as runners knee becoz u played basketball. better u go n consult a sports physio. definitely ur problem will cum down.
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General & Family Physician Dr. K. P. V. Rao's  Response
Dear Mr.Arya,
As you are a basketball player,your game involves lot of jumping which ,over a period of time causes soreness and pain in the knee of the leg on which you land most of the time.Furthermore, if you are on the overweight side at present,this agravates the pain as arthritis starts developing as time passes.My suggestion to you is get x-ray left knee AP/Lateral done to r/o osteoarthritis.You can take Tab.Flanzen-D 2 times a day for timebieng to reduce the pain.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik's  Response
first the cause has to b worked out , an old injury is the strongest possibility , any abnormal working posture due to ur height and unsuitable table and chair. seems to b a simple prob . consult a ortopedician . ,
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Hi Arya,
As you are a sportsman, the knee pain could be most likely due to trauma. If you notice a click in a typical position of the knee, it could be a meniscal injury. If your knee locks, i.e gets stuck suddenly while extending it, again it could be related to meniscal injury or a loose body. A loose body can arise from a separated piece of cartilage with or without bone attached to it due to previous trauma. In this case your knee may lock in a different angle every time, unlike for meniscus where it always locks in the same angle of knee flexion.
If your pain doesn't subside with rest, analgesics and appropriate physiotherapy, you will require an Orthopaedician's (Arthroscopy surgeon) opinion, an MRI and/or diagnostic Arthroscopy.
An MRI or diagnostic arthroscopy will reveal the problem with your knee.
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  User's Response

Where's the pain in the knee?

I suggest an MRI scan
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Debashish's  Response
Hi.. There are many ligaments that are around the knee joint. They are more prone to get injured during sports.
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athena's  Response

You may probably be having such ligament injuries.
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daniel's  Response

The treatment for such conditions can vary from just support to the knee joint to surgical therapy.
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pablo's  Response

Hence it is advisable to see an orthopaedician to know the cause and for the proper treatment.
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edward's  Response

You can start of with knee support and consult an orthopedician for the treatment.
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Anonymous's  Response

Could be a cyst. My husband had the same thing and had to have it removed. Good luck.

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