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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How to treat for the knee pain?

I have knee effusion of my right knee after fitness exercise. I am 5 months postpartum. I have had knee pain when going upstairs and when travelling long with bus. After delivery I had stronger pain in knees when I flexing and extending my knees. I was immobile last 3 months of my pregnancy
Mon, 19 May 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello ,

I have studied your case.

There is possibility of knee ligament strain.
I will advise to
Partial tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG and TENS and knee exercises.
If there is persistent pain after physiotherapy then arthroscopic repair may be required.

Knee exercises will help in early healing
In lying flat supine on back – move your ankle up and down[plantar flexion dorsiflexion],keeping small towel below knee-press your patella[knee cap ] on towel and hold for 15 sec,lift your leg straight alternately [10-15 times].
Lying on your tummy- flex knee alternately, make knee rotation in flexion.
Sitting on chair- extend your legs alternately [hold in extension for 15 sec]
Standing half squat taking support of wall to back.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
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