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Suggest Treatment For Knee Pain

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: When I sit for any period of time and I stand up I have the worst pain in my knee and I can not put any weight on it for a couple of minutes. Also as of late it has a lot of pain all the time. Mostly in the back but also on the front inside of the knee cap. Any ideas????
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Advice to undergo Xray/MRI of knee

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

The pain you are experiencing can be due to arthritis or injury to the knee joint like meniscal/ligament tear.
Sometimes, both injury and arthritis can be co-existent too. An injury is highly likely if you play sports or exercise. However, sometimes injuries can exist without any particular history of trauma.
Physical examination can give an idea into whether an underlying injury is present r not.
Xray of the knee joint can confirm/rule out the presence of arthritis. However, any ligament/meniscal tear will not be picked up on Xray and require MRI evaluation.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider to undergo necessary evaluation.
Meanwhile, you can take Advil 600 mg 4 times a day to relieve pain. You can also use knee braces to stabilize and support the knee joint.

Hope this answers your question
Please let me know if you need further clarifications
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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Brief Answer: Advice to undergo Xray/MRI of knee Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM The pain you are experiencing can be due to arthritis or injury to the knee joint like meniscal/ligament tear. Sometimes, both injury and arthritis can be co-existent too. An injury is highly likely if you play sports or exercise. However, sometimes injuries can exist without any particular history of trauma. Physical examination can give an idea into whether an underlying injury is present r not. Xray of the knee joint can confirm/rule out the presence of arthritis. However, any ligament/meniscal tear will not be picked up on Xray and require MRI evaluation. Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider to undergo necessary evaluation. Meanwhile, you can take Advil 600 mg 4 times a day to relieve pain. You can also use knee braces to stabilize and support the knee joint. Hope this answers your question Please let me know if you need further clarifications Regards Dr.Lekshmi