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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?

Delay surgery: Based on your present state of health, proceeding with total knee replacement surgery now will put you at increased risk for medical complications and infection. A knee replacement surgery is safest to perform when the patient's bmi is under 40 and any medical conditions you may have are under good control. Ask your surgeon for a preop physical therapy referral to help with weight loss now. ...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

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What is a good way to loose weight when mobility is limited? I need to lose weight to ease pain in my back and knees but can't excercise.

What is a good way to loose weight when  mobility is limited? I need to lose weight to ease pain in my back and knees but can't excercise.

Diet/water aerobics : Not sure how limited u are in your mobility but water aerobics/ and or swimming can help u shed calories without aggravating your knee/ back.A good idea is to visit a dietician for assistance in your dieting . Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't sleep with a knee support?

How to figure out why i can't sleep with a knee support?

It's bulky.: The size of the knee support may be making you uncomfortable when you try to sleep. The support may also be constricting your circulation in the leg. ...Read more

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I'm 171cm tall and 160kgm asian. Started light workouts my right knee start to hurt. I can't stop reducing my weight. Any suggestion?

I'm 171cm tall and 160kgm asian. Started light workouts my right knee start to hurt. I can't stop reducing my weight. Any suggestion?

Nonimpact exercise: I applaud you for trying to lose weight - in the long run it will improve your health tremendously. I would recommend trying nonimpact exercises such as swimming, walking, elliptical, stationary bike. See a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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The back of my knees don't hurt but they feel really weak and sometimes they pop when I'm walking, the pain came gradually aftrr walking with weights?

The back of my knees don't hurt but they feel really weak and sometimes they pop when I'm walking, the pain came gradually aftrr walking with weights?

Knee weak popping: May be injury to meniscus cushion between the femur and tibia. or knee cap could be mal-aligned or may be strain of the ligaments. Do not wear weights , they should only be used short term for toning and have to start slowly w/1 lbs and work up. Since you are 17 and l growing do it under guidance of PT. Rest leg ,elevate, ice 10 min 3 x/day try motrin 200 mg 1-2 x a day f/u w/doc/ortho ...Read more

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What kind of tape should I use to support my knee and back?

What kind of tape should I use to support my knee and back?

Knee & back taping: Physiotherapists and patients use many different types of tapes and bandages. Adhesive, non-stretch (rigid) sports tape is generally the most appropriate to restrict undesired knee mobility or improve spine posture. (for knee or spine strapping 38mm is usually the most appropriate size). This should always be used in combination with hypoallergenic tape as an underlay, such as fixomull. ...Read more

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