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Burning feeling in the knee cap after workout - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I was exercising on Monday and two days later I've woken up with a burning feeling behind the back of my right knee cap and my left knee cap is clicking a bit. I used the correct running shoes and everything.

I was wondering if you could tell us what it is and what is the best method to get rid of it as soon as possible?

Also would a heat pack or ice pack be helpful?

And to top it off I have one of the most important soccer matches of my life coming up tomorrow night and I need to be able to play, it will haunt me if I miss it.

Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read through the paragraph.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
May i know your age?
User :   I am 22
Doctor :  
Do you have any swelling?
User :   there does not appear to be any swelling
Doctor :  
Did you sustain any injury?
User :   Not that I know of, I used to have problems with my knees about 3 years ago where I saw a physio but nobody ever told me what it was
User :   it's similar to 3 years ago but not as bad
User :   the physio gave me basic exercises which I've repeated to this day
User :   the difference from 3 years ago is that it was more of a sharp pain where as this is a burning feeling
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Did you have any problem in the right knee where you hear those clicks in the past?
User :   yeah I've had problems with both knees, the doctor at first thought it was chrondomalacia but the physio specialist said it wasnt
Doctor :   Ok.

Doctor :  
It could be a possibilty that the joint or the meniscus is weak.
Doctor :  
That might have got aggravated.
Doctor :  
Yes the local heat therapy would help you.
Doctor :  
But only after an examination can the severity of the problem
Doctor :  
and to know if you will be able to play without any problems can be predicted.
User :   ok thanks
User :   is their any excerises I can do?
Doctor :  
Right now you need rest to the joint.
Doctor :  
Any actions over the joint can increase the symptoms.
Doctor :   Use hot water bags.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
Local diclofenac spray would help reducing the symptoms
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to have an examination done before you decide to play.
Doctor :  
Inorder to prevent complications,
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   ok I'll try and get in with the doctor tomorrow
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   no I am good thanks
User :   thanks a lot bye
Doctor :  
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