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Taking a walk, gardening, dressing, getting in a car, and walking up stairs are activities we do every day. However, any of these become harder when your knee is painful or stiff.

There are many causes of knee pain. These may include arthritis, muscle strain, injuries, bursitis, and even infections.

At some point, you will need to see your doctor to diagnose and treat your problem.

A good first step can be to gain a clearer understanding about your pain and how it is changing your life.

To learn more on your own, you can:

  • Select the "Knee Pain" menu option above for more information on this subject.
  • Take the Knee Pain Assessment.

If you have questions, please select the "Contact" menu option above.

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Review Date: 3/17/2016

Reviewed By: Dennis Ogiela, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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