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Suggest treatment for persistent knee pain during the night post delivery

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: my wife after having one year baby, she(no injury/accident form previous record ) is having knee pain in night , when consulting doctor, as per blood report (high ESR value 50mm),they insisted to have ciplox 500mg twice for 5 day along with B-complex capules.After 7 days the knee pain is not diminished,please insist how to overcome the knee pain by medication
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Prolonged pain therapy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Gone through the query and reports. Nothing is evident with the reports with the cause of pain.

Your wife should be suffering from severe pain this is evident with pain during rest/night. This is closely seen in bursitis or patellar tendinitis or may be Temporary Osteoporosis. It would have been good if you have described about the pain the location, what aggravates and what reduces the pain etc.

However I try to help with whatever is available
1) Your wife needs prolonged pain therapy at least two to three weeks with medications like DICLOFENAC slow release or MR tablet (or any modified release pain killer) at night which will slowly release the medicine at night and keep the pain away althrough the night. This pain killers should be taken only after meal.
2) She has to take hot water therapy with bag at least four times a day more towards the night.
3) Avoid all the movements that increase pain
4) Should not sit on the floor or climb stairs
5) Calcium supplements because of temporary osteoporosis during pregnancy and lactation.
6) An antacid along with pain killer like Zinetac 150mg is necessary to control the gastritis associated with long pain killer use.

Hope this helps

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Suggest treatment for persistent knee pain during the night post delivery

Brief Answer: Prolonged pain therapy Detailed Answer: Hi, Gone through the query and reports. Nothing is evident with the reports with the cause of pain. Your wife should be suffering from severe pain this is evident with pain during rest/night. This is closely seen in bursitis or patellar tendinitis or may be Temporary Osteoporosis. It would have been good if you have described about the pain the location, what aggravates and what reduces the pain etc. However I try to help with whatever is available 1) Your wife needs prolonged pain therapy at least two to three weeks with medications like DICLOFENAC slow release or MR tablet (or any modified release pain killer) at night which will slowly release the medicine at night and keep the pain away althrough the night. This pain killers should be taken only after meal. 2) She has to take hot water therapy with bag at least four times a day more towards the night. 3) Avoid all the movements that increase pain 4) Should not sit on the floor or climb stairs 5) Calcium supplements because of temporary osteoporosis during pregnancy and lactation. 6) An antacid along with pain killer like Zinetac 150mg is necessary to control the gastritis associated with long pain killer use. Hope this helps