A member asked:

I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.

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Dr. Steven Simon answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

This, is typical of severe degenerative changes to your knee. Please see an orthopoedist or PMR doc for a full eval. There are many treatments which can help decrease your symptoms such as physical therapy, topical NSAIDS (Voltaren gel), off weight loading braces, injections, peripheral nerve stim, and knee replacement surgery. There,is m9mreason for you to continue to suffer with this! Good luck

Answered May 26, 2020

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