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Suggest treatment for knee pain

hi, on friday i started getting a painful area in my knee just to the right of the knee cap, the pain has got progressivly worse over the last 2 days, i attend the ed department had a eray it showed no break in bones, the pain grabs more after i have been sitting and pain is just in the area i discribed, the doctor on duty said to rest and take ibrufen tabs, i am hoping it isnt anything more serious i am 62 years and a female.thanks.
Mon, 2 May 2016
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hi,

thank you for providing the brief history of you.

A thorough musculoskeletal assessment is advised.

As you have pain above the knee cap bone, it can be due to the patellofemoral arthritis. An x-ray or a CT or an MRI will be of choice by the ortho to describe the issues.

Having simple medication and physical therapy should help you ease of symptoms. Also, as Age progresses people tend to stop sitting in the squatting position by which the patella tendon or two lower 1/3 of the quadriceps muscle gets stiff and lead to painful symptoms.

Along with physical therapy the joint ROM is achieved and strengthening of the muscles required to stabilize the knee joint is Performed. Majority of cases respond well in 2-3 weeks of time.

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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Suggest treatment for knee pain

hi, thank you for providing the brief history of you. A thorough musculoskeletal assessment is advised. As you have pain above the knee cap bone, it can be due to the patellofemoral arthritis. An x-ray or a CT or an MRI will be of choice by the ortho to describe the issues. Having simple medication and physical therapy should help you ease of symptoms. Also, as Age progresses people tend to stop sitting in the squatting position by which the patella tendon or two lower 1/3 of the quadriceps muscle gets stiff and lead to painful symptoms. Along with physical therapy the joint ROM is achieved and strengthening of the muscles required to stabilize the knee joint is Performed. Majority of cases respond well in 2-3 weeks of time. Regards Jay Indravadan Patel