Knee pain can often be treated at home. You should start to feel better in a few days. Call 111 if the pain is very bad.
Try these things at first:
- put as little weight as possible on your knee – for example, avoid standing for a long time
- 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
- take paracetamol
A doctor can suggest treatment based on what's causing your knee pain.
- prescribe medicine or physiotherapy
- refer you to hospital for a scan or specialist treatment (for example, surgery)
Knee pain can be a symptom of many different conditions.
This information might give you an idea of what the cause might be. But do not self-diagnose – see a GP if you're worried.