Your knees are the largest and probably most frequently used jointly in your body. While it supports your whole body weight and manages smooth movements of your legs it also acts as a suspension system. Knee problems are created due to various reasons. It could be just old age, or bursitis, arthritis or due to over-exertion and injury.
While the RICE( rest-ice-compression-elevation) is the age old tried and tested method for addressing and relieving us of knee pain it is by no means a permanent solution. Any and every knee should be immediately consulted with an orthopedic. There is a range of treatments available for knee conditions that need not be surgical. It can involve physiotherapy, pain killer injections or like mentioned about the RICE method. But there are instances where a condition can only be cured using surgery, like arthroscopy, knee reconstruction or replacement and Dr. Kulkarni specializes in all joint related issues.