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My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

My knee hurts from sitting down and working long hours. What should I do?

Move frequently: Sitting makes your joints stiff. So every half hour get up and stretch and take a quick walk around your office or desk. Bend your knees under your desk frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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My back hurts so much from sitting down for long hours. What should I do?

My back hurts so much from sitting down for long hours. What should I do?

Be proactive by : checking to make sure your seating has armrests and a good back support and possibly adjustable in sitting height. Even then, make sure you get up periodically to breakup the time sitting. Consider exercising -emphasize core stengthening and keep trim along with avoiding smoking. ...Read more

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My feet hurts from standing long hours. What should I do?

My feet hurts from standing long hours. What should I do?

Rest: Wear comfortable shoes and give proper rest to your feet. Massaging your feet will help. ...Read more

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My hips hurt so much from sitting long hours. What can I do?

My hips hurt so much from sitting long hours. What can I do?

Several things: First get up and walk around 5minutes every half hour. Set and alarm to remind you. Next detoxify to reduce inflammation; drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily; avoid sodas, sugars, alcohol, coffee; take supplements such as cats claw and large quantities of anti-oxidants; rebounding. If not contraindicated Ibuprofen 3x/ day for 1-2 weeks www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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Pain in my knee cap i've had it for months it hurts when i put my leg straight and when i go down and up stairs, what could it be?

Pain in my knee cap i've had it for months it hurts when i put my leg straight and when i go down and up stairs, what could it be?

PFS: Patellofemoral syndrome, usually more common in young females. Sometimes also common in runners. Treatment focused on quad strengthening exercises which leads to your knee cap tracking better as it should on the groove in your knee as you bend and straighten your knee. See your doctor, you will likely benefit from some physical therapy, and nsaids. ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

My knee hurts when I walk long distances or when I run, I went to physical therapy but that didn't help at all..

Knee pain: Causation can be mutifactorial , Do both knees hurt ? How long have you had this ? Do NSAIDs help? Have you recently increased the amount of walking or running ? Do u have any pain at night ? You need to seek follow up with an Orthopaedic dr. ...Read more

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My left knee has just started to give up on me when i go up the stairs and hurts when i walk. What can I do to recover?

My left knee has just started to give up on me when i go up the stairs and hurts when i walk. What can I do to recover?

See a doctor: The knee is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed. A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator(s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My right knee has been bothering me all day. It hurts when i walk or use stairs and when i go to bed, it hurts when i straighten my leg out?

My right knee has been bothering me all day. It hurts when i walk or use stairs and when i go to bed, it hurts when i straighten my leg out?

?any injury: If there's no history of injury, this may be an inflammation like tendonitis. Try applying cold or warm applications, liniment like bengay, and if you are able to take medications like Ibuprofen this may help. Check with your obgyn if you're pregnant however. For persistence of symptoms see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have mild pain/discomfort on my left knee after wieght traning for my legs yesterday. How long should I rest? When should I apply ice/heat?

I have mild pain/discomfort on my left knee after wieght traning for my legs yesterday. How long should I rest? When should I apply ice/heat?

Knee injury: The management of acute injury is rice. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. No heat for the first 48 to 72 hours. Rest or avoid leg training until it's comfortable with lighter weight. Then, determine what exercise or movement(s) you made that caused the injury. Injudicious weight training, especially doing squats to full flexion (or other deep flexion/extension moves) can damage knees badly. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts and I can't stand upright after sitting too long. What should I do?

My lower back hurts and I can't stand upright after sitting too long. What should I do?

NSAIDS: Probable facet joint disease/irritation. Use nsaids and when symptoms reduce/resolve get back to gradually increasing exercise. ...Read more

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Been a couch patoto most the winter. Now i lack energy and my legs hurt when i stand and walk. Can't keep myself up right for long time. What can I do?

See details: At age 24, inactivity alone likely does not explain your symptoms. Leg pain and weakness should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more