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Knee pain, pain relieving medications, physiotherapy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am undergoing rigourous karate training this month
User :   i do a lot of running and exercise
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have en existing left knee pain which keeps worsening
User :   my shin and other leg muscles pain badly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im using ice packs at the moment for relief
User :   anything else i can do for pain relief
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   there are pain relieving medications available both as Over the counter medications as well as prescription drugs.
User :   i dont want to take any medicines
User :   i just to physiotherapy kind of remedy
Doctor :   Over the counter medication such as Paracetamol pain relief or Ibuprofen can be taken.
Doctor :   Yes physiotherapy can be helpful.
User :   is heat compression better or cold compression
Doctor :   Physiotherapy techniques including moist heat, local ultrasound wave diathermy, infrared diathermy along with other exercises can be used as pain relieving measures.
Doctor :   If there is no swelling, then heat compressions.
Doctor :   In the presence of swelling you will need cold compression.
Doctor :   You can try the physiotherapy techniques if you are suffering from the pain since a long time.
Doctor :   Acute pain are better treated with pain relieving medications.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   i hvae noted down
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thats it
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
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