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Have swelling and pain on knee. How to get relief? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:I have a knee pain occassionally
Doctor:May i know ur age ?
User:I just felt down last month
Doctor:and how long have u had this issue ?
User:past 45 days
Doctor:do u have any swelling or redness at the site of the pain ?
User:bit swelling
User:while playing cricket i feel instability
Doctor:the swelling increase with the day ?
Doctor:does it decrease with taking rest ? or stay stable all time ?
User:whenever i play cricket it start swelling
User:and if i take rest then no issues
Doctor:most likely you are having a sprain or a tendon tear
User:I consult a doctor
User:He said that its fine
Doctor:i would advice you to use a knee brace , for the time bing
User:and i took the x XXXXXXX but in that there is no issues
Doctor:the pressure of the bandage , will reduce the swelling and help in healing
Doctor:Xrays will not detect any sift tissue damage , like tendon tears
User:currently i have no swelling
Doctor:alllow at least 3 months time , for the complete recovery
User:I should not play?
Doctor:do not do any activities that increase the pain including games
Doctor:yes, do not play
Doctor:if u do play, healing will be dealyed and you may cause more damage
Doctor:In case, you want, you can do a MRI of the knee joint
Doctor:this can clearly define any tendon or ligament tear
Doctor:even in such cases, rest will be adviced to allow proper recovery
Doctor:in case that is not helpful, and the pain is excessive and you have diffculty walking or working, then it could mean u have joint instability
Doctor:and in such a case, surgery to fix the broken tendon might be advided
Doctor:Hope u followed my advice , any doubts ?
User:so on the whole I need to take rest till 3 Months
Doctor:yes, that is right
User:I have no problem while walking
User:but i hane problem while stretching with my damaged leg
User:while bowling
User:will follow your instructions
Doctor:if u keep playing, then u will end up with more damage
User:Thanks for your time
Doctor:taking rest now, will prevent that , and help in proper healing
Doctor:U r welcome
User:Great thanks again
Doctor:take care and have a good day
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