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Pain in the knee, hot fomentation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi
User :   I have few queries related to knee pain
User :   My wife is suffering from knee joint pain
User :   she has a crack sound when ever she climbs up stairs
User :   she is 26 years old
User :   and weight is 76kgs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   height is 169
Doctor :   When is the pain more?
Doctor :   and when is it lessened?
User :   evening and at night the pain seem to be more
User :   morning it seems to be fine
Doctor :   Ok cartilage in the knee joint more likely get inflammed
Doctor :   She should feel better with simple analgesics
Doctor :   for few days
User :   what could be reason, as she is still in her 20's
User :   can she do some exercise to get relieved from this
Doctor :   Osteochondritis is a possibility at this age
Doctor :   First she needs rest
Doctor :   She should not exercise when it pains
User :   ok
Doctor :   She needs hot fomenation
Doctor :   and Voveron Gel
Doctor :   application
Doctor :   Hot packs helps
Doctor :   THis kindau of pain can go on for a week to 10 days
Doctor :   and gets better
User :   is this fully curable
User :   she says she hears the crack sound for many years
Doctor :   Yes
User :   atleast 2 years
Doctor :   Also a Xray of the joint
Doctor :   is needed
Doctor :   since it is been for yuears
User :   ok
User :   we took xray and showed to phsiotherapist
User :   she got temporary relief
User :   but again after few months she got the pain again
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok this is likely to recur in few months for some
Doctor :   She should continue taking the pain medicines
Doctor :   I think she should also see an Ortho
Doctor :   instead of a Physiotherapist
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