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Left knee pain when walking and bending down - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi doctor.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   i am feeling pain in my knee.
Doctor :   since when are you having?
Doctor :   is it in both the knees?
User :   from the last 3 days
User :   no , only in left knee
Doctor :   ok, was there any injury?
User :   no.
Doctor :   could you describe the pain in detail to me?
User :   its just a pain in my knee while walking and bending the leg.
Doctor :   does the pain radiate down towards the ankle or hips?
User :   no, its just in the knee.
Doctor :   are you able to move your knee as well as the other knee?
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height and weight, details of past medical illness if any
Doctor :   do feel restriction movements in the affected knee?
User :   28,malesoftwrae engineer,5 feet 9 inches,80 kgs.
Doctor :   how did the pain start? was there any activity or event there that caused the pain to start?
User :   there is no restriction movement in the knee...i just feel pain while walking or bending my leg,
Doctor :   is the affected knee joint swollen?
User :   i dont remember any...
User :   for your information...i have started swiming from the last 2 weeks.
Doctor :   is there increase in temperature over left knee as compared to the surrounding skin or the other knee?
Doctor :   is there history of arthritis in your family?
User :   its not swollen doctor. and there is no variation in the temerature too.
Doctor :   ok
User :   no such history
Doctor :   ok
User :   can it be because of overweight ?
User :   as i am 80 kgs with 5'9''
Doctor :   weight does play a role, but it should affect both knees as weight bearing is distributed to both knees
Doctor :   are you on any medication for the pain?
User :   i have not taken any medication as of now.
User :   i thought of talking to u once
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   to find out the exact cause for the pain, you will require an examination and investigations like x-ray or MRI
Doctor :   as the pain in knee joint can arise from knee joint, the soft tissues and bones surrounding the knee, or the nerves that supply sensation to the knee area.
Doctor :   so each of these should be considered and tests done while examination to know which structure in and around the knee joint is causing the pain
Doctor :   the most common cause for knee pain is arthritis, which can be detected by doing X-ray or MRI, and blood tests
Doctor :   since yours is a short duration pain, the cause could be inflammation of any of the above mentioned structures
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes doctor,, i got you.
Doctor :   for more details you can go through this link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   would you like to suggest any medicine before going for these examinations.
Doctor :   for pain relief you can use Topical gels like Voveran
Doctor :   and take Tab. Dolo 650 mg 2 times a day
Doctor :   along with hot water fomentation
Doctor :   to increase blood circulation in the affected area
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   which will help to wash out the inflammatory products that cause the pain
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok..let me try this medicine before going for the tests.
User :   and see if i get the benefit out of this.
Doctor :   you can try the above suggestions over next 2 days
User :   thanks for your advice Doctor.
User :   ok . i will try that for 2 days.
User :   Thanks.
Doctor :   if the pain does not get relieved or recurs after stopping these medications
Doctor :   then go ahead with the blood tests and the imaging investigations
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no..
User :   thanks doctor.
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
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User :   0000, YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   thanks
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User :   Ok.Thanks
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