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Dr.Minal’s Guide to Knee Pain: Understanding Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options for All Ages

Dr. Minal Shares Insights on Knee Pain Causes,  Symptoms, and Treatment Across All Age Groups

Knee pain is a common ailment that affects individuals of all ages, from adolescents to seniors. It can stem from various factors, including injuries, medical conditions, or lifestyle choices.

Knee pain doesn’t just hurt physically- it can also take a toll on your mental and emotional well-being.

Dr Minal specializes in non-surgical treatments like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, aiming to reduce pain and inflammation while promoting faster recovery.  With PRP therapy, patients experience minimal downtime and can often return to work the next day.  

The personalized approach by Dr. Minal ensures that individuals receive effective treatment tailored to their needs, allowing them to regain mobility and resume daily activities easily.

Causes of Knee Pain:

Injuries: One of the most common causes of knee pain is injuries, such as sprains,  strains, or tears in the ligaments or tendons surrounding the knee joint. These injuries often occur during sports activities or accidents and can lead to acute pain and swelling.

Osteoarthritis: The knees are commonly impacted by osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disorder. It occurs when the protective cartilage cushions the ends of the bones and wears down over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling in the knee joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation, including the knees. This chronic condition can result in pain, stiffness, and joint deformity if left untreated.

Overuse: Engaging in repetitive activities that stress the knee joint, such as running or cycling, can lead to overuse injuries and subsequent knee pain. Form or adequate rest between workouts can exacerbate this issue.

Obesity: Carrying excess weight puts added pressure on the knees, which can lead to wear and tear on the joint and contribute to the development of conditions like osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of Knee Pain:  

Pain: The most obvious symptom of knee pain is discomfort or pain in and around the knee joint. The intensity and localization of the pain may differ based on the underlying factor.

Swelling: Inflammation and swelling are common accompanying symptoms of knee pain, particularly following an injury or due to conditions like arthritis.

Stiffness: Individuals with knee pain often experience stiffness in the joint,  especially after periods of inactivity or prolonged sitting.

Instability: Some people may feel their knee is unstable or gives way, making walking or standing difficult and increasing the risk of falls.

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Dr. Minal’s Diagnostic Approach for Knee Pain

Utilizing a comprehensive diagnostic approach, Dr. Minal Chandra conducts a thorough physical examination to assess the knee’s range of motion and ligament function.  Imaging tests like X-rays, MRI, or CT scans further evaluate knee structure. Dynamic  Ultrasound may also be employed for detailed assessment. This thorough process ensures an accurate diagnosis, guiding tailored treatment plans to address individual patient needs.

Dr. Minal’s Treatment Methodologies for Knee Pain

Dr. Minal employs various modalities, including medication management,  physiotherapy, arthroscopic surgery, intra-articular injections, and radiofrequency genicular nerve ablation as needed. In cases where traditional methods fail, she considers regenerative approaches such as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and Prolotherapy to prevent further damage and avoid surgery. Surgical interventions, such as knee replacement or arthroscopic procedures for ligament injuries, are also options under Dr. Minal’s care.

This comprehensive treatment strategy alleviates pain, improves joint function, and promotes long-term knee health.


By understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for knee pain,  individuals can take proactive steps to manage their condition effectively and reduce discomfort. Whether through rest and rehabilitation, medication, or surgical intervention, seeking timely medical attention and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can help alleviate knee pain and promote long-term joint health.

Ensure to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Book a consultation with Dr. Minal at Epione today to address your knee pain effectively and begin toward improved joint well-being.