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Exercises Will Relieve Knee Pain
It depends: The types of exercises that you will tolerate with an arthritic knee depend to a large degree on the severity of the arthritis. If you have very severe arthritis then pool-based exercises can be quite beneficial. If you have more mild osteoarthritis, then light weightlifting, and light aerobic training can also be very useful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can causes a 24/7 knee pain for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?
One possibility: Your complaints could indicate several problems, the first abnormality that comes to mind is avascular (aseptic) necrosis of the bone within the knee joint, either distal (lower) femur or proximal (upper) tibia. Depending on degree of pain with activity or rest, an inflammatory disorder (such as gout) or even infection are possible. I'd have any pain evaluated by a doctor that occurs at rest. ...Read more
Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strengthening exerci: Strengthening exercises would be most beneficial to rduce the knee pain, provided no other specific cause for the pain has been found, in which case that cause has to be treated/removed first. Strengthening of the front thigh (quadriceps) muscles as well as back of the thigh (hamstrings) would greatly help. ...Read more
Medicines, PT: Let's assume this is from osteoarthritis (wear & tear) and this advice (like all advice from this site) must be discussed with your md prior to starting. I prefer topical nsaids (voltaren gel) as a 1st line agent if there are no contraindications. Many patients find this enough for their pain. Oral meds (tylenol (acetaminophen) and tramadol) is 2nd line, followed by narcotics. Then physical therapy would be next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer