Knee pain can be a symptom of many different conditions. You may experience pain after overstretching, overusing or twisting, often during exercise.
Knee pain is common and can happen to anyone.
Knee pain can be a symptom of many different conditions. Your doctor can suggest treatment based on looking at what is causing your specific pain.
Knee pain falls into two categories, pain after injury and pain where there’s no obvious injury. Knees are complex, and it could be one of many causes but in most cases it can be treated at home. If the pain is bad or lasts a long time, see your doctor.1
Try to avoid standing for a long time.
Try to put as little weight as possible on the knee that’s causing you pain and, if you can, avoid standing for too long. Use an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel) on your knee for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours which should help to relieve your discomfort.
Ask your pharmacist for more advice.