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What Else Can I Do To Relieve Pain In My Knee Other Than Pain Medication
I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?
Knee pain: There are a number of reasons as to why you may be having knee pain. The orthopedic surgeon will need to have a detailed history followed by a physical examination, which will shed light as to possible causes of your pain. If they deem it necessary they may refer you to physical therapy or consider further imaging with an mri. Hope that this was helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25 yo m, dull knee pain for years, most night, used to happen sometimes now increasing in frequency, no fever, stretching helps relieve pain?
Get the knee checked: Pain at rest especially in a 26-year-old can be related to patellofemoral issues. Having the knees in the bent position can cause pain from a maltracking patella. You should see an orthopedic sports medicine specialist to have your knee pain evaluated with x-rays and possibly an MRI. ...Read more
Best Medicine: The best medicine is the cheapest medicine that works for you that has the least risk of causing you other problems. Start with tylenol, then local meds like otc antiinflammatory, prescription versions like voltaren gel or pennsaid, then oral meds like motirn or aleve, then low dose opioids like vicodin or Lortab 2.5 to 5mg, then adding snri like Cymbalta or pamelor, then higher doses of opioids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can I do about my chronic knee pain? What can I do about my chronic knee pain? I am overweight and am working on losing weight, over-the-counter medications are not keeping the pain away, what more can I do?
Likely : Likely you have arthritis in the knee, but you should confirm this diagnosis with your doctor before undertaking a specific treatment regimen. Having said that, you already hit the nail on the head, so to speak. Overweight and obesity are major factors in knee problems- the knee takes many times your body weight in force with every step. Specific measures to address this include physical activity. Generally speaking, do something fairly strenuous to help burn calories while exercising your knee joint as well: walking moderate distances for example. If the pain is severe, then non-weight-bearing exercises could be considered. Two great examples are a stationary bicycle and swimming. For acute pain, try the rice acronym: rest from painful activities, ice your knee (15-20 minutes 2-3 times daily), compress with an elastic wrap, and elevate to help control swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment would be next after many years of chondromalacia knee pain where medication, physical therapy, rest and all other?
Knee pain for about a year, medications as physical therapy don't help, & nothing shows on x-rays, mri, & bloodwork. What could it be?
Difficult to say: Without a physical exam. However, it sounds like a muscular issue, like specific quad weakness that is not being treated correctly by your pt regimen. Do you have tight hamstrings? That can cause knee pain. Any evidence of patella not tracking correctly? Patella - femoral syndrome is often missed as there are no specific x ray findings. I am assuming they have ruled out osgood schlatter? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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