Knee Pain Overview Topic Guide

Knee Pain Knee Pain: Knee pain has a wide variety of causes and treatments. Home care for knee pain includes protecting the knee from further trauma, in addition to resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the knee. In order to diagnose knee pain, the physician may need to
  • perform a physical exam;
  • get an X-ray,
  • CT scan, or
  • MRI;
  • remove fluid;
  • perform blood tests; or
  • perform an arthroscopy.
Treatment of knee pain depends upon the cause of the knee pain.

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