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Pain, crick sound in knee on using stairs, getting up. Early signs of degeneration? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 16-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I have just posted my concern.
User:Are you able to view that?
Doctor:I am sorry, I do not see your post her.
Doctor:Can you type your query again?
User:I am 32 years old. My son is 3 and half years. I have the complaint of knee pain for past 10 - 15 while take the steps or get up from the floor.
User:At times I can hear a crick sound.
User:Are these early signs of degeneration?
Doctor:May I know your height and weight?
User:I have this complaint for past 10 - 15 days now
User:5 feet 1 inch / 48 kg
Doctor:Is the pain located on both sides?
User:Right knee on the right side. nothing on the left side
Doctor:Is there any swelling, redness or warmth on the affected joint?
Doctor:Have you had this pain any time in the past?
Doctor:Did you sustain any injury before the onset of pain?
User:I slipped in the bathroom may be around one and half months back. But did not experience any pain that time
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
Doctor:Can you specify your gender?
User:female - I delivered a child.
Doctor:I am sorry to ask so many questions, but these are relevant details and can help me understand your problem better.
Doctor:Are you on any regular medications such as birth control pills?
User:I thought I filled up the form and you would have all these info.
Doctor:I am extremely sorry for the inconvinence. And thank you for providing the details. Now let me brief you.
Doctor:Degenerative disorders are a chronic condition where symptoms are gradual and long standing one.
Doctor:Your current description of pain does not clearly suggest the possibility of degenerative changes.
Doctor:It looks like you may have sustained some minor trauma to the menisci/ligaments when you sustained the injury a month ago.
Doctor:That seems to be aggravating now, due to the repeated stress during walking/climbing.
User:I hope my calcium levels in my body is fine.
Doctor:Minor injuries such as this usually heal with time and rest. However they occasionally worsen when no adequate rest is available.
Doctor:Further such injuries can progress to degenerative conditions in future.
Doctor:Therefore I think you need to start treating this problem now.
User:What would be your recommendations?
Doctor:You will need to visit an orthopedic surgeon. He/she will examine your knee and order for X-ray/MRI scans to isolate the cause / the severity of injury.
Doctor:He will also prescribe you a brief course of pain killers and other supplements to aid recovery.
Doctor:Untill you plan the visit, rest well and avoid any activities that can strain the knees.
Doctor:Activities such as lifting weights, twisting movements of knee, climbing stairs frequently, sit ups, etc.
User:sure and thak you!
Doctor:There is no evidence of calcium deficiency now, however you can get this checked by blood test when you visit the doctor.
Doctor:I hope I have answered all your questions.
Doctor:Do you have any doubts/questions?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I hope you do not have any more questions. Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thnaks a ton!
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