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Topamax Good Treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: It sounds as if you may joint damage to your knee, you may want to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I noticed a bit of knee pain in my right know, whilst on a treadmill yesterday?
Should I avoid a treadmill?
Knee pain/ treadmil: Did the knee pain persist or resolve? Treadmill/running does have increased force on the knee, but would evaluate if pain recurs persists, related to flat feet or abnormal knee tracking. You may benefit from taping with kinesiotape or a brace during activity. You may want to do a lower impact like elliptical, stationary bike for a week and resume and half activity, Discuss with a doc/orthopedist ...Read more
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