My wife has knee pain while climbing stairs, squatting, and long-time sitting at the age of 48. Why?

Q. What could be the reason for knee pain in my wife while climbing stairs, squatting, and long-time sitting at the age of 48?

Answered by
Dr. Revathi. T. S.
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 14, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 20, 2023

Hello doctor,

My wife is 48 years old. She is a schoolteacher. Recently she has been complaining of knee pain while climbing the stairs of her school. She feels the pain while squatting also. At home also, when she sits with her legs folded for a long time, she finds it difficult to stand quickly and complains of painful cramps at the back of her knees. This condition becomes normal after half an hour, and she can walk normally. Please suggest me something like yoga, which may cure her completely.

    • What about her appetite, bowel movements, sleep, exercise, and food habits?
    • Did she undergo any recent lab tests?
    • Is she a diabetic, hypertensive, or has any other medication?


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I appreciate your concern for your wife. Everything will be fine, and not worry much since it is a recent onset.

There are various reasons for joint pain. It might be due to osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ligament and muscle strain. All these need to be checked and corrected first. Then she can start yoga, or else doing yoga will aggravate the pain. Since she is nearing menopause, the pain may also be due to weak bones.

I suggest you start Ayurvedic treatment, and she will be completely cured within a week. I can guide you on that. I would like to know a few answers,

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