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Knee pain, during climbing up and down - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hello
User :   i got up on the chat for a problem pertaining to knee pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you sustained any injury or has it been a gradual pain?
User :   every time i climb up/down stairs, it suddenly starts paining
User :   it has been a gradual pain
Doctor :   this is because of, the weakness of the ligaments around the knee joint
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   26
User :   actually it pains around the knee cap
User :   its so painful that i cannot stand
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ill suggest some exercises and medications to decrese the pain
Doctor :   sit on the edge of the chair and keep the knees at 90degrees
User :   and its not only in one leg... it pains in either of the legs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the problem you are telling about the knee cap pain is the reffered pain
Doctor :   its the kind of pain you sustain ober a pereiod of time and leads to weakness of the joint on either side
Doctor :   youyou need to do these exercises sand apply these medicines
Doctor :   and if it does not help over a week ill instruct some investigations
User :   sure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you start doing these exercises for a week
User :   ok
User :   which exercise
Doctor :   do three sets of 20 times each once in the morning and once in the evening
Doctor :   ill instruct hte exercise now
Doctor :   now
User :   ok
Doctor :   lift the leg one at a time such that
Doctor :   it is straight
Doctor :   do for each leg 20times
Doctor :   and do three sets
Doctor :   htis will strnghthen your knee joint
User :   ok
User :   got it
Doctor :   and you will start feelin the difference
User :   but is it going to pose some serious problem later in life?
Doctor :   our joints especially the lower extremities
Doctor :   are always undergoing wear and tear
Doctor :   as we sit ,stand , walk , jog etcwe use the joints
User :   ok doc
User :   any medicines?
Doctor :   due to this over a period of time we tend to get pain and sprains
Doctor :   this can be avoided by regularlarexercise
Doctor :   yo can take PANADOL 500mg
Doctor :   one in the morning and one in the evening
User :   a local doc said the lubrication in joints reduce and hence this is the case
Doctor :   yes he is right
Doctor :   by lubrication he meant
Doctor :   the bursa which is the place were each bone meeets to form the joint
Doctor :   its kind of a sac which contains a liquid which recieves the shock
Doctor :   from the ground
Doctor :   over the time due to the usage this tends to get smaller and irritates the adjoining bones and causes the pain
Doctor :   you have to keep it healthy by these exercisesand relaxation of the joints
Doctor :   are you there
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice
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