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Pain management for knee pain post mild ligament injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   i have problem with my knee joints
Doctor :   k
User :   from couple of months
Doctor :   proceed with age
User :   i visited an ortho
Doctor :   duration of prob
Doctor :   k
User :   30 yrs
User :   around 2months
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   whats the diagnosis?
User :   he said that the knee pain started for me
User :   and gave me some precaution
User :   said not to sit down on the floor
Doctor :   k
User :   not to use the steps
Doctor :   what type of precautions?
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   do u have any old injur
Doctor :   injury
User :   no
Doctor :   any accidents
User :   yes but to the right foot
Doctor :   k
User :   is it related
Doctor :   there can be many reasons for the knee pain like
Doctor :   injuries
User :   i felt down in the ground a month ago
Doctor :   old childhood infection
Doctor :   k
User :   which increased the pain
Doctor :   ligamental injury
User :   and made me visit ortho
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   r u into any medications?
User :   no nothing
Doctor :   any physiotherapy
User :   no
User :   i stay on 1 st floor
User :   we dont have lift
Doctor :   so waht did the ortho said
Doctor :   about the diag
User :   i have to use the steps
Doctor :   did he took X-ray
User :   he said not to use the step
User :   and not to put weight on the knees
User :   no
Doctor :   may be mild ligamental injury
Doctor :   nothing to worryfor
User :   i dont think so
User :   i am not able to walk down the steps and climb the steps
User :   not able to run
User :   either
Doctor :   well if there r no bony injuries
User :   its painful somtimes
Doctor :   then most probably its ligaments
User :   i am sure there no bone injury
Doctor :   in ur case
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   u have undergo patience +care
User :   how can i get out of this
Doctor :   like
Doctor :   rest to the effected site
Doctor :   not to exert on the knee
User :   on
User :   ok
User :   any medicines
Doctor :   u can do the warm salt fomentation
Doctor :   or heating pad
User :   ok
Doctor :   place the knee on the pillow at night
User :   can i have amassage done on the knees
Doctor :   yeah
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can use
Doctor :   Gel Volini
User :   ok
Doctor :   3-4 times a day
Doctor :   for the reduction of pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can also start
Doctor :   quadriceps exercises
User :   ok
Doctor :   These exercises especially strengthen the knee joint
User :   how to do that
Doctor :   Sit by the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the ground and the angle of the knees should be at 90 degrees.
Doctor :   Now, either one by one or together, lift the leg up slowly till the knee is straight and the leg is out in front of you. Concentrate on your muscles doing the job for you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do this motion without any jerks, repeating about 6-8 times, 2-3 sets.
User :   ok
Doctor :   its very beneficail
Doctor :   & can give much improvement
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   ya
User :   why did this happent suddenly
Doctor :   can continue doing this
User :   ok
Doctor :   amy be ligament strain
User :   ?
Doctor :   which i have told u
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will take sum time
Doctor :   for the cure
User :   ok
User :   can you give me some time
Doctor :   yeah
User :   i will be back in couple of mins
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   k will wait for u once u come.
User :   hi
User :   i am back
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   pl proceed
User :   how long do you think it would take
User :   for cure
Doctor :   may be 8-10 weeks
Doctor :   depending upon the case
Doctor :   & ur exercises
User :   ok
User :   i have to use steps every day
Doctor :   yeah
User :   as i stay on the 1st floor and there is no lift
Doctor :   if theres no lift
Doctor :   u can try doing it slow
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   will this gel reduces the pain
User :   volini
Doctor :   yeah it will
Doctor :   its highly effective
User :   ok
User :   i used knee caps for couple of days
User :   on mky right knee
Doctor :   its better
Doctor :   for pain
User :   but there is some difference
Doctor :   in case the pain doesnot subside
Doctor :   u have to take the physiotherapy
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   r there any tablets you suggest forthis
Doctor :   yeah u can have
User :   or is it ok
Doctor :   Tab dolo
Doctor :   in case of more pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   taken as 2 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   after meals
User :   if i have any further queries after this session
Doctor :   k u can re-login
User :   do i need to expalin everthing next time as well
Doctor :   any time
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   'need to explain again
Doctor :   between 9 Am-9 PM
User :   ok
Doctor :   any thing else
Doctor :   u want to know
User :   nothing for the movement
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