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Pain over knee cap

Hi I am experiencing pain over my knee when I bent my leg more than 90 degree, plz note that I hit gym regularly and just a day before onset of pain I trained my legs, did weighted squats and leg press followed by weighted lunges, please also note that there is no or negligible discomfort in walking or running
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions — including arthritis, gout and infections — also can cause knee pain.

Rest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time.

Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You can also use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin.

Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation.

Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.

Consult Orthopedician...

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Dr. Hithysh BM Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello muscle sprain Meniscus and ligament injury should be ruled out consult orthopedician for further evaluation and treatment.
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