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Recovery period after a knee sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   actually i feel pain in my knees,it very mild and increases when i sit folding my legs.What can be the reason?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age:26,Occupation:Software Engineer,Location:Bangalore,Marital status:Single,Weight:76kg,Height:5.7 ft,Dependents:No
Doctor :   which joint you have pain
Doctor :   have you swelling there
User :   No swelling.Its knee joint
Doctor :   do you have fever tiredness
User :   Actually one while playing cricket,i got a sprain.The sprain got cured but i feel pain while sitting for long time say 10 min
User :   No i don't feel fever tiredness
Doctor :   how long ago was the injury
User :   nearly 3 months back
Doctor :   did you met a doctor then
User :   No i just applied sprain Oientment
Doctor :   you can take DOLO 650 whenever you feel pain.
User :   Can i know what can be the reason for pain??
Doctor :   if the problem persists then you need to go and see an orthopedician
Doctor :   after an injury, there can be a transient stretch of ligaments for which the body reacts with the release of pain causing substances
Doctor :   it takes 3-4 months for a normal recovery if the person takes complete rest for 7-10 days after injury
Doctor :   and later compensated with proper exercises and hot padding
User :   Actually my fiance is a Homeopathy doctor,and she suggested my over weight can be a problem for this persistent pain
Doctor :   will type details, meanwhile, you can fill this feedback form
Doctor :   that is a side reason but not the problem started with injury isn't it
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   Your BMI is on the higher side. YOu will need to check it at
User :   yes,i'm
Doctor :   We hope your problem should be resolved by Dolo 650 and proper rest.
Doctor :   weight reduction program is definitely necessary
User :   BMI-26
Doctor :   and can be done in parallel by following proper lifestyle and regular exercise
User :   Can you suggest me some exercise?
Doctor :   you can find about the exercises and diet at the link I typed above
Doctor :   after injury, light walking would be the best one to start with.
Doctor :   but for next few days, keep away from exercises till the time your pain subsides completely
Doctor :   as you may hurt your ligaments again
User :   okay
Doctor :   hope this information will help you. In case you need further advic, please visit us again.
User :   Sure.Thanks for assistance provided
Doctor :   Thanks.
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