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Have pain in knee and back. Taking calcium supplements. What to do for this problem?

Hi,

My name is Ruchi and I am 31 years old. I have a constant pain in my right knee when I go down the stairs or upstairs.also both my knees make the cracking noise(friction) and it has grown over the years. secondly, my lower back starts hurting acutely if i stand for too long. I can barely bend backwards to strech my back. I have been excercising and utaking calcium in my normal diet but now I am wondering if it is something else. I dont have a history (except that my father has high uric acis issue and gets gout pains sometimes) there has been no past injuries. Can you please suggest what should I do in this situation. Do i need to see a specialist?
thanks
Ruchi
Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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u are having chondromalacia patellae , u should avoid straining ur knee by climbing stairs especially with some weights , avoid cross leg sitting , u should start quadriceps exercises, consult doctor to back pain , mostly exercises should be sufficient even for low back ache
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