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Knee pain, does yoga and evening walks, overdid the evening walk, - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Please type your query
Doctor :   I am here
User : father who is 72 yrs old has recently developed knee pain.
User :   he has been active all his life and has been regular with yoga and evening walks etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   i think just before this condition developed he overdid on his evening walks(speed and length) due to a heart condition
User :   now it has become difficult for him to walk around much ..for the last 2 months
User :   can you please suggest the precautions, lifestyle changes, diet and treatment that would be necessary for this condition ?
Doctor :   He needs an evaluation now, the recovery is more prolonged than expected
Doctor :   It is better to check with Xray, was it done?
User :   not done yet..
Doctor :   Please let him be evaluated by a doctor first
User :   orthopedics ?
Doctor :   There should not be a think fracture, a possibility at this age
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   sorry there is a possibility of thin hair line fracture
User :   ok..
Doctor :   In such case, he should require more rest
Doctor :   and proper pain medication
Doctor :   If he wishes to have activity, swimming puts less stress on joints,
User :   could it be also because of degeneration due to age ?
Doctor :   Yes degeneration leads to fractures
User :   ok
Doctor :   Let him take at least 1000mg of calcium per day
Doctor :   Two glasses of milk , spinach
Doctor :   Calcium tablets
Doctor :   CALMAG is good
User :   ok thanks doc...i shall have an xray done
Doctor :   He can wear a Knee brace too
User :   knee brace like a bandage you mean ?
Doctor :   Yes which restricts sudden movemetns
User :   ok..which is readily available at chemists ?
Doctor :   Let him check the size and fitting
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   thanks doc..any other suggestions ?
Doctor :   That should be all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   thanks and have a nice day.
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