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I am havin pain in the outside of both knees. This pain started 2 weeks ago after I arrived home from a 15 hour car drive. The pain is increasing, and seems to be spreading behind the knee cap of both knees. I have tried to ice, rest, and anti-inflammatory.

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The symptoms described by you are probably due to pain in the front of the knees and the kneecap, which is called as patellofemoral syndrome. It is one of the most common causes of pain. It usually presents with pain in the knee and around the kneecap and sometimes a grinding noise or swelling of kneecap may be present.

You could continue the use of adequate rest to the knee, use of anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen twice a day, ice packs to bring down the swelling and also start physiotherapy which will the strengthen the muscles around the knee. Knee braces are also beneficial.

If it worsens, then you can consult your orthopedician immediately or further evaluation.

Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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