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Weakness in both knee joints, Itchy skin at inner folds of buttocks - 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 doc
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   doc i thnk theres a prob wid my knees

User :   i feel fatigued first onmy knees
User :   weakness is felt thr
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes the muscles get locked all of a sudden
User :   and i would not b able 2 budge

Doctor :   What is your age

Doctor :   Is it with both the knees
User :   24

User :   yes
Doctor :   Since when you have this problem?
User :   since long
User :   but its not persistent
User :   i got my entire chk up done wen i was abt 20
Doctor :   Ok

User :   an orthopeadic surgeon
User :   consulted him and got x rays done
Doctor :   ok
User :   as per him its jus tht my muscles r not very firm i thnk
Doctor :   What was his opinion then?
User :   he said nothin serious
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and gave me mild exercises
Doctor :   Ok
User :   knee rotation n all
Doctor :   ok yes they are very important
Doctor :   You should follow them continously
Doctor :   These exercises help to strengthen the muscles attached near the knee joint
Doctor :   Thus the pressure over the knee joint is distributed
Doctor :   and you do not feel fatigued
Doctor :   Hello are you there?
User :   ya

Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   i know jus the rotation
User :   and the contraction and release of knee muscles
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So are you continuing them?
User :   ya
User :   lockin n all has not happened
User :   but weaknessis thr sum times
Doctor :   Ok otherwise do yu feel your joint has given up while running or walking
Doctor :   or doing some activity/
User :   no

Doctor :   Good, continue the same exercises
User :   i hve walked for abt 3-4 km
Doctor :   more frequently than you were doing
User :   every week end
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no pain
User :   but ne thin tht puts pressure on knees
Doctor :   Good so you are doing well then
User :   like climbinng down steep steps
Doctor :   Yes these problems you have
User :   i feel like exerting my knees
Doctor :   while climbing down
Doctor :   Try to take an escalator or lift
User :   can that be a solution

Doctor :   Were you not asked to avoid steps?
User :   no
Doctor :   You may restrict your exercise of steps
User :   he said its jus tht ur joints r weak or sth
Doctor :   Yes since the joints are weak
Doctor :   you should not take steps
Doctor :   But you have to continue your regular exercises
User :   ok

Doctor :   for the muscles around the knee joint
User :   any balm or sth
User :   can this be a precursor of arthritis
User :   ?
Doctor :   If not taken proper precautions
Doctor :   it could lead to it
User :   wat r the precautions

Doctor :   Check with the doctor once in an year and get physically examined
User :   exercise
User :   thts all
Doctor :   yes
User :   examined 4 what

Doctor :   for the reflexes, the tone of the muscles around the joint
Doctor :   the power of the muscles
Doctor :   are checked by the doctor
User :   ok
User :   any rubs balms etc
Doctor :   NISE SUPERGEL if you have pain
Doctor :   Hello did you note down the name

Doctor :   You can rub it over the knees
Doctor :   Sometimes waxing also helps
Doctor :   which is done by the physiotherapist
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok continue
User :   ya
User :   its pertainin 2 skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   the skin in the inner folds of the buttocks
User :   is always itchy
Doctor :   Since how long

User :   long time

User :   but again not persistent
Doctor :   Is it dry skin that you have
User :   on and off
User :   no
User :   but winter flakes n all come out
Doctor :   Hello
User :   ya

Doctor :   Do you scratch the area
Doctor :   Is ther redness
User :   sometimes wen uncontrollable
User :   but generally no
Doctor :   Is it only near the groi
Doctor :   *groin
User :   i try and wash tht area with dettol
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you wear cotton undergarments

User :   ya

Doctor :   Does it sweat a lot?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, Apply a thin layer of ALOEDERM-B ointment
User :   but usually there s a lot of white discharge
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you see a doctor for this
Doctor :   Is it foul smelling
User :   no
User :   no smell
Doctor :   How many pads do you use?
User :   and i hve noticed tht this itching is frequent if i use public toilets
User :   3/4
Doctor :   YOu can carry a cloth while using the public toilet
Doctor :   or a plastic cover
Doctor :   apply the above cream
User :   ok
Doctor :   Usually the public toilets has this problem
User :   how frequently
Doctor :   Cream should be used twice daily after washing
Doctor :   Use Moisurising soap
Doctor :   near that area
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   moisturisisng soap part

User :   did not get
Doctor :   Use a soap like DOVE near the area it helps if you have a dry skin
Doctor :   Do not scratch the area anytime
Doctor :   It leads to secondary infection
Doctor :   I suggest you to get a physical examination by a Gynecologist
Doctor :   because the white discharge could be the cause too
Doctor :   Sometimes the white discharge is normal
Doctor :   the microscopy of the discharge shoule be done
Doctor :   to see if it normal or abnormal
Doctor :  
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