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what does my treatment entail

I have had pain in my right knee under the knee cap.its gradually getting worse and kneeling or going up and downstairs(particularly going upstairs ) causes quite severe pain .it has given way at times as well.I've seen my doc who is sending me for physio and to see a specialist where she said he will probably have to perform a knee wash .does anyone know what might case this pain  is and what a knee wash is?
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1711789 tn?1361308007
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Hi there!

Pain under the knee cap is usually caused by issues with the underlying cartilage (inflammation/ degeneration), or occasionally due to issues with internal knee structures, neuro-muscular issues etc. Without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to comment on the possible cause here. You doctor might be referring to a knee clean up, where degraded structures and/ or inflammatory residue is removed, that helps in better and faster healing. It would be best to discuss the details with your treating doctor.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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Thankyou yes your reply has helped.my doc did think it could be degeneration of the cartilage and I'm just waiting to be referred to a specialist thankyou again Dr jail.
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