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Does gas form in knee and feet? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr.
User:simple question. will gas form in the knee and foot path.
User:some time will get irritation in knee portion
Doctor:Can you explain what irritation mean?
Doctor:Do you mean pain?
User:kind of light pain
User:uncomfortable during walking
Doctor:Since when you have this problem?
User:last two days
Doctor:Is it on one knee or both knee?
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:it is in left knee and some time right leg foot join
Doctor:Is it on one knee or both knee?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:s, already told it is in left knee
User:not in both
Doctor:Did you sustain any injury?
Doctor:Are you able to wake up from bed normally?
Doctor:Do you notice any associated swelling?
User:s, no issue to wake up
User:no swelling
User:that too not all the time, some time
Doctor:Do you remember if you sustained any injury?
Doctor:May I know your current height and weight?
User:154cm and 80kg
Doctor:Have you had similar pain in the past?
Doctor:Do you suffer from any medical illness?
Doctor:Thanks for providing these details.
Doctor:let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms that you describe is definitely not normal.
Doctor:There are 2 possibilities that I can think of
Doctor:1. Acute inflammation secondary to unnoticed injury.
Doctor:Knee is prone to multiple forces as we walk, climb and run.
Doctor:Sharp movements can affect the knee support leading to dull ache and other associated complaints.
Doctor:Since your complain is only of 2 days duration
Doctor:this seems most likely.
Doctor:2. The second possibility is of early arthritis.
User:two days back had a long walk,
User:arthritis means?
Doctor:May be the long walk induced some unwanted mechanical forces on knee support leading to this discomfort.
Doctor:Arthritis simply refers to inflammation of joint and its structures.
Doctor:When I said early arthritis, I mean an inflammation that is happening unknown to us from long time.
Doctor:I see your weight is above normal BMI standards, in fact your weight is in obesity standards.
Doctor:Excess weight and constant walking/knee movements lead to degeneration which start to manifest at this age.
Doctor:We refer this degenerative condition as osteoarthritis.
Doctor:In simple words, the discomfort you feel now may be the effects of long term events on the knee.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:s dr.
User:what is ur advice
Doctor:These are the two possible condition that explain your current symptoms. Now what should be done.
User:trying for weight loss, nothing works
Doctor:1. You need rest. Resting the knee and avoid maximum weight bearing on the knee will eventually reduce the pain.
Doctor:2. If the pain is severe and is troubling you, you can use pain killer such as ibuprofen 400mg twice a day for 3-5 days.
Doctor:3. Once you feel better, you need to concentrate on reducing weight.
User:don't think, i need pain killer
Doctor:4. Check with an orthopedician if there are other clinical features of osteoarthritis.
Doctor:The doctor may ask you to undergo X-ray to confirm that.
User:ok, sure
User:what i thought, it must be gas irritation. isn't possible?
Doctor:If osteoarthritis is confirmed, you will need calcium supplements and avoiding strenuous physical exercise.
Doctor:physiotherapy would be advised if symptoms recur.
Doctor:There is no such condition called gas in the joint.
User:oh, ok
User:then will check with Ortho
Doctor:The pain and discomfort is secondary to inflammatory process that happens as a result of acute events or chronic long term movements.
Doctor:Rest well and once you feel comfortable consult an orthopedician.
Doctor:It is very essential that you motivate to shed excess weight.
Doctor:That is going to be crucial if you wish to keep your knees healthy.
User:sure Dr.
User:thank you.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no question as of now.
User:once again thank you.
User:have a nice day.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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