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Knee Pain Assessment Quiz

This quiz is intended to help you understand more about how pain is affecting your life. Once you’ve completed this quiz you may want to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the results and the surgical and non-surgical options available to help minimize and relieve your pain. If you have any questions, you may decide to contact the Joint Care Coordinator at Joint University.

1. Where does it hurt?
A. Left Knee
B. Right Knee
C. Both Knees

2. How often does it hurt?
A. Every day
B. Several days a week
C. One day a week
D. Less than one day a week
E. Never

3. During the past month, how far could you walk comfortably without feeling any soreness or pain in your knee(s)?
A. Under half a mile
B. Half a mile
C. Over a mile
D. Over 2 miles
E. Over 5 miles

4. During the past month, how would you describe the unusual pain in your sore knee(s) at rest?
A. Very severe
B. Severe
C. Moderate
D. Mild
E. None

5. During the past month, how would you describe the usual pain in your sore knee(s) when you are doing activities?

A. Very severe
B. Severe
C. Moderate
D. Mild
E. None

6. During the past month, how often did the pain in your knee(s) make it difficult for you to sleep at night?
A. Every night
B. Several nights a week
C. One night a week
D. Less than one night a week
E. Never

7. During the past month, how often have you had severe pain in your knee(s)?
A. Every day
B. Several days a week
C. One day a week
D. Less than one day a week
E. Never

8. How would you describe your ability to use your knee(s) during daily activities such as dressing, walking, climbing stairs, household chores, etc?
A. Very severely limited
B. Severely limited
C. Moderately limited
D. Mildly limited
E. Not limited

9. During the past month, which of the following resulted in severely difficult pain?

A. Climbing stairs
B. Descending stairs
C. Getting in and out of the car
D. Bending down to pick something up off the ground

10. Considering all the ways you use your knee(s) during recreational or athletic activities (i.e. walking, biking, gold, aerobics, etc.) how would you describe the function of your knee(s)?
A. Very severely limited
B. Severely limited
C. Moderately limited
D. Mildly limited
E. Not limited

11. During the past month, how often were you unable to do your usual work because of your knee pain?
A. Every day
B. Several days a week
C. One day a week
D. Less than one day a week
E. Never

12. From this list, please rank the areas in which you would most like to see improvement. “1” for most important, “2” for next most important, etc.
__ Pain
__ Daily personal and household activities
__ Recreational or athletic activities
__ Work
__ Other

Thanks for completing this quiz. You may now have a better idea about how knee pain is affecting your life. In addition to discussing the results with your doctor, you may want to:

  • Call (888) 503-ORTHO for a physician referral.
  • Contact the JU Joint Care Coordinator for more information:
    Alan Given
    (773) 564-5680