Knee pain

Also known as Gonalgia, Knee Arthralgia, Knee Joint Pain, and Aching Knee

Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. There are several factors that can cause knee pain. Awareness and knowledge of the causes of knee pain lead to a more accurate diagnosis. Management of knee pain is in the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for that diagnosis. Knee pain can be either referred pain or related to the knee joint itself.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of knee pain are osteoarthritis, chronic knee pain, and sprain or strain. Other possible causes, such as tendinitis, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with knee pain, 35% report having knee swelling, 28% report having back pain, and 27% report having leg pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with knee pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system, examination of foot and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with knee pain include sodium hyaluronate, cortisone, diflunisal, ethyl chloride topical, mepivacaine (carbocaine), hyaluronan, flurbiprofen, choline, methylsulfonylmethane, choline salicylate, magnesium salicylate / phenyltoloxamine, ethynodiol and pralidoxime .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for knee pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get knee pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
1.2x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.0x
Other
0.8x
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