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Had pain in my left knee and slightly more painful when I sit down and get up. What do you think this could be?

I am a 44 year old woman who works in retail, so on my feet all day and have been all my life. I am fit and healthly do not smoke or drink and am not over or under weight. Over the past two weeks I have had pain in my left knee and slightly more painful when I sit down and get back up again, it is causing me discomfort. What do you think this could be?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Well the first thing that comes to my mind after hearing your symptoms is osteoarthritis. As such I recommend you go to a doctor and ask for an xray of your knee to confirm this diagnosis, a blood test can help rule rheumatoid arthritis as well.
If the disease is osteoarthritis your doctor will prescribe you medication and other physical therapy accordingly.
Hope this helped.
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