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i have pain in my knee for the past six months. It was previously

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i have pain in my knee for the past six months. It was previously worse when kneeling but now I am unable to kneel and the pain is present when walking and sometimes at rest. A recent x ray did not show any abnormalities. I have not suffered any knee injuries but have a job which requires kneeling. I have taken ibuprofen with little effect. What do you think is the cause of my knee pain and can you suggest any treatments. Thank you.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. The other expert has opted out. This could be a torn meniscus--the cartilage inside your knee. Less likely would be a partially torn cruciate ligament inside the knee. X-rays only show bone and not soft tissue so you need an MRI to look for those and I would have you see a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist--for a hands-on treatment program.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your reply. If this is the cause would it not be painful constantly? Also I do not remember hurting myself and I have not done any sports. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
No, those problems don't always give constant pain. With a meniscus tear it may only be a problem when a piece of the torn cartilage gets caught in the joint. Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
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Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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