Suggest remedy for severe knee pain

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Posted on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Both my knees are causing me sever pain, I am currently using a cane to walk around because I never know when one will deceide to give out on me. The have no bruising, are not significantly, swollen or bruised, The right one does make "crackling" noises especially when I am going to sit up or stand up, The only other strange thing is that this cam on after a attack of edema. My Dr. did blood work and my D-Dimes is over 850. I first noticed the pain when I was crawling into bed, and by a few day later its now excruciating. I have even had to buy a toilet seat extension because getting on and off the toilet w/out it was horribly painful, even as much so to bring me to tears.
It is still that painful no matter what position I am in. I am in so much pain!
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to arthritis(osteoarthrits or rheumatoid arthritis).

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

Severe pain in your knees could be due to arthritis(osteoarthrits or rheumatoid arthritis). False positive D-dimer readings can be due to high rheumatoid factor, inflammation or advanced age.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for detailed examination. You may get the X-ray/MRI, some blood tests and joint fluid analysis under his/her guidance to reach the accurate diagnosis.

The following measures will help with the pain

Do regular Exercise. Exercise can increase your endurance and strengthen the muscles around your joint, making your joint more stable. Stick to gentle exercises, such as walking, biking or swimming.

Lose weight if you are obese- Being overweight or obese increases the stress on your weight-bearing joints, such as your knees and your hips. Even a small amount of weight loss can relieve some pressure and reduce your pain.

Use heat and cold to manage pain. Both heat and cold can relieve pain in your joint. Heat also relieves stiffness and cold can relieve muscle spasms.

Apply over-the-counter pain creams. Creams and gels available at the drugstore may provide temporary relief from osteoarthritis pain.
Take diet rich in calcium, vitamin d3 and minerals.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Saurabh Gupta

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