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Knee pain, swollen joint, suggestion of CRP test and X-ray - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello, I'm 30, 167 cm tall and weigh 68 kilos
User :   My knee's been hurting for a week now
User :   and it doesn't seem to get any better
User :   I normally jog 3 km every other day
User :   and started experiencing a burning sensation on my shin
Doctor :   I it in both the knees ?
User :   which eventually led to the pain on my left knee...
User :   No, only on my left
Doctor :   Did you have trauma in the affected knee in the past ?
User :   no, no trauma
Doctor :   Ok, Have you tried any medication for the same ?
User :   ibuprofen oitment
User :   but it doesn't seem to get any better
Doctor :   Does it give you relief ?
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Ok is the joint swollen ?
User :   Yes, not much though
Doctor :   Ok, i would ask you to apply DICLOFENAC gel for the pain
Doctor :   Get a CRP test and a Xray of the joint
Doctor :   Both will give detailed insights into the cause for the knee jont
User :   It hurts when I walk
User :   should I immobilize it?
Doctor :   ya , thats good
Doctor :   you can do it with knee braces
Doctor :   or even with a crepe bandage
User :   Ok, I think that's all I need to know.
User :   Thank you very much for your time and attention.
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Bye.
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