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Clicking sound and pain in knees. Done X-ray. Suggested to lose weight. No swelling. Need advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor:Good Afternnon
User:hello Doctor..
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:very gud afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:infact I am looking to get in touch with a dietician for a diet plan..can you help me with this regards.
Doctor:Surely. You can get a call from our dietician, who can give you a customized diet plan.
User:may I know where can I register or request for the same?
Doctor:One of our customer care executive will call you and inform on the same.
User:Sure..Thanks a lot sir.
Doctor:Thank you for asking.
User:I have a scenario can I talk to you on this regard
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:my name is XXXXXXX and I am 32
User:i lately realized that my knees are giving me some problems these days
Doctor:May I know your height and weight.
User:there was a clicking sound for almost 1 to 2 years now
User:i am 5.8'' and 87kgs
User:and recently i am sensing noticeable pain in my knees
Doctor:Was any Xray or any other investigations done?
User:not much that i cannot walk,but the is not small enuf to ignore also
Doctor:Ok was done some 8 months back and i was asked to lose weight
Doctor:Did you check it up with an Orthopedic surgeon?
User:he suggested me some medicine for 15 days and it was fine for that period
Doctor:Is there any swelling in the joint now?
User:he asked me not to continue the medicine after 15 days as he said it could result in sugar problems
User:no swelling now
User:but if i touch it in some areas i can sense little discomfort
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
User:i am not sure how late or how early it is
User:but i wanted to start something serious in this respect.'
User:sure.thank you.
Doctor:You are not late.
Doctor:Just that you need to improve certain things in your life.
Doctor:1. Diet to reduce the weight.
Doctor:2. Activity to increase the muscle strength.
Doctor:3. Maintaining posture while standing, sitting or lying.
Doctor:4. Supplementation for bone health.
Doctor:5. Medication for pain (When pain is more).
User:sure doctor.
Doctor:I am sure you understand the first 2 points.
Doctor:Posture: You need to stand straight, sit straight and sleep straight.
Doctor:Never bear weight on only one leg.
User:yeah i do.
Doctor:When carrying a weight make sure you distribute the weight in both hands equally.
Doctor:While sitting, make sure you keep your legs in normal position rather than crossed legs.
Doctor:Supplementation: You may take nutritional supplements such as Calcium.
User:mm..i need to correct this..sitting..
Doctor:Pain killers when pain is more can be used.
User:i have a habit of crossed legs..i sit crosslegged almost 70% times
Doctor:Changing that would help a lot.
User:sure doctor..i will correct that.
Doctor:If you follow all of the above, I am sure your problem will vanish within a short time.
User:i was little i heard from some of my friends that it could be oestroarthritis and it has not solution.
Doctor:Do not worry.
Doctor:You have an option to improve.
User:i understand..i ll work on these sir.
Doctor:If it is osteoarthritis, your orthopedic doctor would have mentioned that.
Doctor:But he didn't.
User:mm..he said there is nothing to worry for now.
Doctor:So relax, you should be fine.
Doctor:Hope I was helpful on this matter.
User:thanks a lot doctor..
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:nothing more sir..
Doctor:Ok. Thanks for consulting me.
User:i believe someone would get in touch with me for a diet plan
Doctor:Have a Nice Day!!
Doctor:yes. You will be soon getting a call.
User:thanks a lot for the advice doctor.
User:sure.. i ll be awaiting.
Doctor:You are Welcome.
User:thanks again.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye..gud luck.
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