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Recurring pain in left knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi abhishek
User :   I have a query wrt to my leg ache
Doctor :   How can I hlp you?
Doctor :   ok
User :   i used to play basketball at a professional level and that i think is one of the causes for a recurring pain on my knees
User :   left knee to be specific
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you have any injury to your knee during your playing days on / off the court?
User :   even though i live a sedentary lifestyle now my knee ache doesnt seem to go
Doctor :   ok...
User :   no injury per se , but i am sure i must have taken a few falss here and there
User :   falls
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old are you and what work do you do now?
User :   i am 29 and have a desk job...typicall 9 to 5 , iused to play until 5 odd years ago...
Doctor :   Is your knee pain continous or only when you exercise/exert?
User :   when i exert myself also..this might seem really peculiar but when i consume alchol (even a tiny amount) the pain peaks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does it increase when you eat a heavy non-veg meal?
Doctor :   if you eat - non veg that is..
User :   my problem now is that i want to get bac to sports as in particpate in a marathom i feel i wont be able to survive a few minutes of running
User :   no it doesnt
Doctor :   Have you had your knee examined by an orthopedician during the past- for this problem
User :   no never have
Doctor :   The most common cause for these niggling injuries is a ligament strain
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to consult a specailist for examination and further treatment
Doctor :   especially if you want to return to active sports
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you are in Bangalore you can find an ortho
Doctor :   in your area on our homepage
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok thanks i am actually based in Mumbai....but can this ligament strain be serious?
Doctor :   From what youve told me
Doctor :   it does not appear to be very serious
Doctor :   But you need treatment
Doctor :   if you want to return to active sports
User :   ok...will do will consult an ortho
Doctor :   your ortho will most probably refer you for physotherapy
Doctor :   depending on how the examination goes
User :   thanks you have been a great help ....Mr___/Miss____
Doctor :   Dr. MUthanna
User :   okay thanks
Doctor :   You are welcome Abhishek
Doctor :   bye
User :   Thanks Dr Muthanna you have been very helpful
User :   Have a good day!
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