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Is topamax (topiramate) a good choice to treat terrible knee pain?

Is topamax (topiramate) a good choice to treat terrible knee pain?

Probably not: Topamax (topiramate) works best for "neuropathic" or nerve damage pain. Severe knee pain is most likely due to osteoarthritis of the knee which would not be expected to respond to topamax (topiramate). An accurate diagnosis of why there is knee pain is needed first. I would recommend seeing your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Sanner
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Topiramate (Definition)

Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more


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How do you treat chronic knee pain?

How do you treat chronic knee pain?

Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. This condition causes pain in the front of your knees. Its due to muscle weakness in the hip flexors, and quadriceps, along with a tight it band. Usually best treated with physical therapy. A home exercise program can be a good start. See this link for such a program http://nycsportsmed.Com/knee-foot-and-ankle.Html. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

Knee pain: Start with rest, ice, compression, elevation, activity modification. Consider adequate warmup, stretching and strengthening. Some pt/modalities/laser/nsaids may help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

Ortho consult: First, i think it would be imperative that you find out what is wrong. Particularly, since you like to be active, don;t wait until your problem worsens. Maybe a brace will suffice, maybe you need to have a surgical procedure to fix the problem. Sometimes an orthotic can help reduce the strain on the knee particularly if the pain is on the medial aspect or inner side of the knee. ...Read more

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Is there a natural, non-medication way to treat knee pain?

Is there a natural, non-medication way to treat knee pain?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat knock knee pain?

What is the best way to treat knock knee pain?

Knock knee: Physiologic knock knee is usually just observed. Some pathologic conditions such as blount's disease or severe arthritis may require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Does a podiatrist treat knee pain?

Does a podiatrist treat knee pain?

No: In most states, podiatrist are limited to diagnosis and treatment of the lower extremities from the ankle down. Can foot and ankle problems result in knee pain, yes. ...Read more

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Please advise what is a good pain reliever for knee pain?

Please advise what is a good pain reliever for knee pain?

Depends on: Issue. For most general, chronic knee pain, quad and hamstring strengthening can be very beneficial. If it is oa, or mild injury, nsaids can be used to help with the pain. Past that, head vs cold, which ever feels better to you, range of motion, bracing, etc, can all help. If injured or unknown cause, consider seeing a physician for physical exam. ...Read more

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How to treat knee pain on anterolateral side with swelling?

RICE: Begin with rice, and limiting your activity. Once your pain and swelling subside gradually return to your desired level of activity. If you fail to improve, see an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


Topamax (Definition)

Topiramate is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more