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Suggest treatment for knee pain and stiffness in joints

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: my knee hurts and where stiff to bend it and i can also joint through the skin
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
RICE protocol for now, and MRI knee

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. You are quite young and the only two main possibilities amongst other causes I suspect to be the cause for your presentation is either trauma/injury or obesity/being overweight.

Could you write back to me regarding the following:

+Any recent injuries?
+Do you play sports? If yes, which ones?
+Please write to me about your weight and height?

I would at this point recommend an MRI of your knee which would clearly provide us with information on your skeletal and ligament status?

I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further sir. But in the meantime, please also practice the following RICE protocol:

-Rest: Avoid weight bearing
-Ice application: on the affected region
-Compression: With the use of an elastic bandage
-Elevation of the affected limb

Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: RICE protocol for now, and MRI knee Detailed Answer: Hello sir and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. You are quite young and the only two main possibilities amongst other causes I suspect to be the cause for your presentation is either trauma/injury or obesity/being overweight. Could you write back to me regarding the following: +Any recent injuries? +Do you play sports? If yes, which ones? +Please write to me about your weight and height? I would at this point recommend an MRI of your knee which would clearly provide us with information on your skeletal and ligament status? I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further sir. But in the meantime, please also practice the following RICE protocol: -Rest: Avoid weight bearing -Ice application: on the affected region -Compression: With the use of an elastic bandage -Elevation of the affected limb Best wishes.