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Doctor: Over the last year I had minor discomfort below

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Over the last year I had minor discomfort below 1 knee when I knelt down on a hard surface. My doctor thought it might be a nerve issue but as long as it was minor we agreed it was nothing to worry about. Well, the last couple of months I have a similar problem with my other knee. It is much more sore when I kneel down and feels sore when I rub or massage it. My motion and physical activity is not affected at all. I could walk up and down a mountain and not feel a thing. My discomfort only occurs when I make contact with anything on my knee. What do you suggest?
Thank you for your question. This is Dr. Robert, I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort.
I am going to assist you with your question today, First, I need a little more information:

Have you undergone any tests?
On a grade of 1 to 10 how will you rate the pain?
Do you have swelling in knee?
Any past significant medical illness?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No tests.
Pain: 2 again only on contact
NO swelling
No past significant medical illnesses
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing the additional information.
There are few possibilities which may cause such symptoms. These are-
1. Osteoarthritis in the knee
2. Degeneration of the cartilage under the knee cap
3. Damage to the anterior ligament

To make a diagnose, you need to go for-
- MRI of knee
- Complete blood count test
The line of treatment is-
A knee brace as needed, rest, and anti inflammatory medications.
You should take help from physical therapist. Physical therapy includes various modalities like - Short wave diathermy, Infra red , Wax therapy ,these will help you a lot.

Also exercise programs can rehabilitate the tissues in and around the involved tendon. Along with this Cortisone injections may be helpful for this condition.
Your doctor can prescribe Anti-inflammatory pills along with steroid injections/ drugs to treat the condition.
I suggest you to consult Orthopedician for management of this issue.

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