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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried about my knee pain.
  • I have ongoing knee pain, and this is a checkup or a follow-up visit.
  • I have knee pain, and I'm having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried about my knee pain.

Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 11, 2017

  1. Should I wrap or brace my knee?
  2. What pain reliever can I take when it hurts?
  3. Should I use heat or ice on my knee?
  4. Could the pain be a sign that my arthritis is getting worse?
  5. Are there any activities I shouldn't do?
  6. Do supplements like glucosamine help?

I have ongoing knee pain, and this is a checkup or a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 11, 2017

  1. How long will it take for my treatment to start working?
  2. Should I consider a new treatment?
  3. What can I do to prevent the pain from getting worse?
  4. Are there exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
  5. Are there any tests that can show my knee isn’t getting worse?

I have knee pain, and I'm having problems.

Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on January 11, 2017

  1. What can I do if my pain is making it hard for me to move around?
  2. I take pain relievers but still have knee pain. What can I do?
  3. Should I change my treatment plan?
  4. Do supplements help?
  5. Is worsening pain a sign of something serious?
  6. Should I consider knee surgery?