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Opinion on recovery compression bands for bad knee pain?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Bad knee pain: It is perfect. You can use 800 mg of Ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory and pain killer. Drink a lots of water, apply moist heat, elevate your leg and do not put any pressure on your knee for a while. Get well soon.
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 41 years experience
Be careful: Knee pain in a patient of your age is usually caused by trauma, and not degenerative unless you have a genetic disposition to arthritis. If pain does not diminish significantly in a few days with self treatment, you need to go see a qualified Doctor for an evaluation. Compression bands that do not seem to reduce pain after a few days will not help. Untreated abnormalities can cause worse problems.
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