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A 52-year-old female asked:

I have osteoarthritis in my left knee...i have been having terrible pain in my knee which radiates down the side of my leg for a week now..it even wakes me up at night...please help?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Orthopedic specialis: This is not characteristic of garden variety osteoarthritis to have such persistent pain even at rest. It could be a flare up but I recommend consulting an orthopedic specialist for diagnosis and treatment. I assume you've tried taking an anti-inflammatory medication like Advil or Aleve in the meantime. Try applying alternating cold and hot applications as well.
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