7 types of leg pain (and when to take them seriously)
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If the knee pain increases when you move the joint or press on it or the joint is swollen or looks red, you may have bursitis, says Dr Rue. Rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers can treat bursitis and help you deal with knee pain at home. It’s also advised to cushion your knees if you need to repetitively kneel or if the knee is in contact with hard surfaces. If the pain and swelling don’t respond or worsen despite in-home treatments, Dr Rue recommends seeking medical treatment.