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Fell off of truck. Knee buckled. Won't support my weight. Hurts! can't see dr until tomorrow. On fluoxetine. What OTC pain med can I take?

Fell off of truck. Knee buckled. Won't support my weight. Hurts! can't see dr until tomorrow. On fluoxetine. What OTC pain med can I take?

Knee pain: Can use over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) combined with aleve. Take two 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) and 2 220mg aleve together 2 times a day for pain relieve until evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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A year i dropped a metal shelf on my knee and since it's been severe pain daily. I can't straighten or bend my leg fully or support my weight, ideas?

A year i dropped a metal shelf on my knee and since it's been severe pain daily.  I can't straighten or bend my leg fully or support my weight, ideas?

Go and see a doctor: 'A year'? Or yesterday? Regardless, if you can't support your weight - you should go and see a doctor. You may require imaging like an xray. ...Read more

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I tore something in my knee 2 days ago. Tried ice heat still painful can't support my weight do I go ER or immed care doc? I was walking and turned my right knee felt like under knee cap tore..I did i guess a deep knee bend tore even more till caught cabi

I tore something in my knee 2 days ago. Tried ice heat still painful can't support my weight do I go ER or immed care doc? I was walking and turned my right knee felt like under knee cap tore..I did i guess a deep knee bend tore even more till caught cabi

You : You have already waited 2 days, so there is not likely to be a true emergency, though it does need to be seen quickly. The benefits of going to an emergency room is that they have staff available in many specialties at all hours, they have imaging readily available, and if urgent treatment is needed, it can be initiated quickly. However, wait times can be quite long and it can be quite expensive. The advantages of an urgent care center is that it us usually less expensive and the wait time is often less than a traditional er. However, depending on the place, they may or may not have specialists and imaging readily available. While they may have simple braces and crutches, they cannot deliver all types of care. You might also call your regular doctor and get a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon (if your insurance requires it). Many orthopaedic offices will see acute injuries quickly and you get direct access to the specialists. They tend to have imaging and many treatments readily available. The costs will be based on the practice, but it can be efficient and cost-effective compared to the emergency room or an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Why have i been feeling so faint? Weak knees when standing, feeling faint, high anxiety, under high stress, 24 women, smoker feels like my knees can't support weight, light headed, feels like im going to throw up, when walking and standing im flying to ge

Why have i been feeling so faint? Weak knees when standing, feeling faint, high anxiety, under high stress, 24 women, smoker feels like my knees can't support weight, light headed, feels like im going to throw up, when walking and standing im flying to ge

See your doctor: Nobody can know what is going on with you just on the basis of that history - hundreds of things may cause all the symptoms you have, and they certainly may just be related to your anxiety and stress. It sounds like you need a thorough history, physical examination and probably some lab tests before anybody can give you a satisfactory answer, and potential treatment. ...Read more

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I had a bilateral release on my knee 2 1/2 yrs ago that wont heal, been working on losing weight, would that help it heal?trying to take weight off it

I had a bilateral release on my knee 2 1/2 yrs ago that wont heal, been working on losing weight, would that help it heal?trying to take weight off it

If they were done-: -2&1/2 yrs ago, all is healed. If U still have symptoms or they have returned, U need 2 B reevaluated 2 C if U need further surgery 2 help or if they have gradually returned, again C Ur surgeon 4 eval as with poor alignment a repair can stretch out, especially if the repair was not enough 2 completely get U back 2 proper alignment. ...Read more

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Will i lose a lot weight after knee surgery since i won't be moving around much?

Will i lose a lot weight after knee surgery since i won't be moving around much?

Weight after surgery: I believe you mean will you gain weight from not moving around? If that's the case, it's best that you start moving around as soon as you are medically cleared to do so. One concern is that if you don't move the knee asap you may lose range of motion at the knee, and not only negate the goals of the operation in the first place but your knees may get worse. You won't get thinner sitting around. ...Read more

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Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?

Im obesed 340 lost 30 knees & leg pain poss bone n bone dr wont consider knee replacement also have COPD trying to lose more weight what options have?

Lose more weight: For every 1 lb. A person is over-weight, the knee sees 4 lbs. This leads to pain and arthritis. Obese patients have more surgical complications like wound healing and infection than non-obese patients. In addition, the implants don't last as long. Injections with products like synvisc(r) can help. Patients with arthritis who exercise have less joint pain than those who don't exercise. ...Read more

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Kneeinjured.Been2days.Can't bear weight. Using cruches.Nopain.Swollenabove knee. Noredness. What should I do?

Kneeinjured.Been2days.Can't bear weight. Using cruches.Nopain.Swollenabove knee. Noredness. What should I do?

Go to the Doctor: You need an x-ray and/or an examination. Please sign off of the app here and phone your family physician's office. ...Read more