This problem causes pain below the kneecap. It often worse during physical activity and when flexing the knee.
The knee may also be swollen and stiff.
The goal is to ease pain and improve movement. This may be done with:
- Ice and rest to ease pain and swelling
- A knee brace to keep the knee from moving
- Medicine to ease pain and swelling
- Exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee
Procedures or surgery may be done if other methods have not helped.
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