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Suggest the medication and exercises for knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2009
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:myself XXXX..
User:actually my father is having a problem in both of his knee
User:whenever he moves, he feel pain / obstackle in his knee.
User:pls suggest any kind of exercise / medicine..which can be effective.
Doctor:May I know his age?
Doctor:Since when has he having this problem?
Doctor:Has he seen a doctor for it?
Doctor:May I know what was the doctors opinion about his problem?
Doctor:What was advised to him?
User:doctor only advised to wear knee-cap which will give comfort during movement.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:I suppose he has a condition called osteoarthritis.
Doctor:it is a degenerative condition.
Doctor:As such there is no specific exercise that is going to cure this condition.
Doctor:However exercise which keeps him active and helps him to reduce weight (if he is over weight) can be helpful.
User:No No..
Doctor:You can encourage him to do daily walks.
Doctor:If the pain is severe, he can consult a physiotherapist.
User:He is around 5'6" tall.
User:and weigh around 65-70 Kilo.
Doctor:Besides daily walking, he can take calcium supplements.
Doctor:I suggest tab. shelcal to my patients. One tablet a day should suffice.
User:Walking will be useful?
Doctor:His weight seems fine. He can do daily walking (if he is comfortable and has no pain).
Doctor:If it is painful, you can use painkillers for short period of time under care of his orthopedician.
Doctor:Over a period of time, if his condition worsen
Doctor:he can be started on chondroitin supplements
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:This shelcal tablet doesnt have any side-effects?
Doctor:No. It has no side effects.
Doctor:it should be used under moderation if he has history of kidney stones.
Doctor:Then he can continue it.
User:Another thing.
User:my wife is having viral fever from yesterday..
User:having temperature around 102.
User:Can you suggest any medicine?
Doctor:She can take tab. calpol to reduce fever.
Doctor:She can also take vitamin supplement such as zincovit tablet once a day for a week.
Doctor:If symptoms don't improve in 3 days, it is better to visit a doctor nearby.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:Does she require any blood test?
Doctor:She may need if symptoms don't improve.
User:Generaly how many days require to cure viral fever?
Doctor:That depends...
Doctor:On an average, most individuals get over viral infection in 3-5 days time.
Doctor:Rarely symptoms could go on for couple of weeks.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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