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Problem in knee, physiotherapy not helped. MRI scan clear. How to get relief?

Hi I have had a problem with my knee for the past 4 years I have been to the doctors and physiotherapy which has not helped had MRI scan and came back clear. Is there anything else I can do? I am very active and my job requires my to be on my feet most of the day and running around. Sports are what I love to do and the past 4 years I have not been able to
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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I suggest you to try quadriceps strengthening exercises which can be taught by your Orthopedician or Physiotherapist. This will help to relieve the possible muscle spasm which causes the pain.

Avoid weight bearing exercises. Do only mild aerobics which does not put your knee to strain.

Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs, pulses and cereals. Do brisk walking exercise for 40 minutes daily. I would suggest you to try swimming as this will help you a lot.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Parthipan K's  Response
Hi Heidi1234,
Continuous knee problem for 4 years with normal Knee MRI might be a tendon problem suggested by your activities. Usually Hamstring tendonitis at its insertion presents like this in sports persons. Anti-inflammatory and proper rest will help this condition. If nothing relieves your condition you should consider undergoing Diagnostic Arthroscopy as it can help Diagnosing problems not dianosed by MRI.
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Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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