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please help, severe knee pain, shaky when standing or trying to stand. was at bedrest long time. can i get strong?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Evalaute, rehabilita: Need to know why you have knee pain. The examination, imaging like x-ray, ultrasound, MRI and laboratory can help. If you have been at bedrest for a long time - consider very intensive physical therapy. You may have lost a lot of knee muscle tone like the quadriceps. I tell patients there is the "2 for" rule. For every day you are out, it will take 2 days to return. Get to work.

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