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Knee problem, calcium deficiency. Does exercises have any effect on the pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor ..
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   i have a problem with my knees
User :   my age is 24
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have this problem from from 17-18 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   visited few orthos long back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ann they say its becoz of calcium deficieny
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i generally get pain in may knees when iam stressed (standing / walking / sqatting for long durations)
Doctor :   Ok
User :   latest visit to the doc 3 years back suggested some exercises
Doctor :   OK
User :   ann after that my condition improved
Doctor :   Ok
User :   recently for the past 3 months i am going to gym regularly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   an i am getting knee pain at times
Doctor :   OK
User :   so is there anything i should avaoid in gym
User :   or are their particular exercises i should be doing more often ?
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Did you get any investigations when you visited your doctor like x ray, MRI?
Doctor :   Any routing blood investigations?
User :   no doctor after observing my knees ann doing some basic check on my knees
User :   previos docs suggested against it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you get any health check ups done in the recent past?
User :   no doc..
Doctor :   When does the pain usually present? whole day or only in early morning?
User :   after i am stressed i will get it .. ann i ll be free from the pain after sleeping everything will be set by next morning ..
User :   also i dont generally feel comfartable in the normal sitting posture ..
User :   always prefer something below the legs
Doctor :   Are there any swelling over the knees or any skin discoloration over the knee joint?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no doc ... no swelling at all .. even i have asked my doc if iam having any arthritis problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as my grandpa was having it .. but doc responded -ve
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel that you might be suffering with calcium or vit D deficiency.
Doctor :   I feel that this pain would not be related to arthritis as this is only present in the knees but yes, vit D deficiency can cause arthritis know as Osteoarthritis.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to continue following exercises and in the gym avoid heavy weights till we know the exact cause of the pain.
Doctor :   I feel you need to see an Orthopedician who will suggest you get a x ray of the knee joints and also to get routine blood investigations like complete blood count, serum calcium and sr vitamin D.
Doctor :   To know the exact cause.
User :   will thsi condition affect me in long term ..
User :   or is there any cure so that i can get out of this condition assuming i am having this disease
Doctor :   Depending on the cause and early treatment would not effect you. As most of the bone related conditions can be completely cured.
Doctor :   But most importantly is to know the cause. So please see an experienced Orthopedician for your condition.
Doctor :   If it is related to vit D or calcium deficiency then respective supplements would help you in healing this.
User :   oke doctor
User :   also doctor .. in the gym i can do threadmill ann cycling without worrying rite ?
Doctor :   And food products rich in calcium and regular exposure to sun in the mornings between 8 to 10 would be helpful in production of Vit D naturally.
Doctor :   Yes, you can do those exercises.
User :   thou cycling for more time on some days will result in knee pain
User :   there is nothing like these execrises affect me in the long run rite ?
Doctor :   then you can avoid prolong exercises and take breaks in between.
Doctor :   Yes, it won't affect but keep it to a limit rather than going for prolonged exercises.
User :   oke
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   thanks doc for your times and suggestions
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   no doctor..
User :   juss the last one ..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   can you suggest me of any good orthodoc
User :   so that i can get clarified of my condition .. actually these days i am lil worried of my condition
Doctor :   May I know your preferred location?/
User :   around sri nagar colony doc
User :   near ameer pet is also fine doc
Doctor :   May I know the city?
User :   sorry .. its Hyderabad
Doctor :   I will ask my customer care executive to call you after this live chat regarding your request.
User :   oke doc .. thanks for the help
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Doctor :   Are there any more queries?
User :   thats all doc .. thanks again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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