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Q: I am 25, male, residing in the UK. I have a problem of my legs. Both my knees start paining when I walk extensively or in case of exertion. The pain is in the knee cap and the lower bone between the knee and ankle. I have contacted my GP here, but no use as he suggests some pain killers, but no permanent solution for this. Recently, exactly on the back of my knee cap, i.e. on the other side of my knee, a pain has started which I thought like a sprain and this has started to grow from my lower back and I feel it is shifting to my buttocks, even though the pain is very mild. I am confused and do not know what to do to control this as I walk for about 40 mins a day to and fro to my office and my work also is a sort of sitting job. Can u please suggest what remedies can I take and any permanent solution to this kind of pain?

A:Pain in the knees can be due to various causes. Pain radiating from the back to the knee and legs is usually due to sciatica. There can be other causes too. At your age, it is unusual to have a degenerative disease. Unfortunately, X-rays would not show much. You should try medications, hot fomentation, and back stretching and abdominal strengthening exercises. If the problem continues, it is best to consult an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation. Best wishes!

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