Speak with an M.D or your personal professional about the problem and he or she will be able to diagnose and may send you to an orthopedic surgeon for further review... Have you had any past injuries to that leg/knee... very sports oriented? If so have you favored that leg since? Are you a sufferer of arthritis, or joint stiffness? One of the best things you can take as a male, over the counter that many pharmacist's and doctors live by is glucosamine, this is a drug that is specifially formulated for these types of issues in older men and women, but supposedly more of the male population... I have known a many man that is over the age of 40 that swears by it... It is not cheap though and you have to follow bottle directions specifically...
I am a 2 time reconstructive knee patient and over the years have suffered in many a way not to mention unable to take part in the many sports I use to with my kids... snowboarding, skiing, alot of jumping running, I just have to be careful wiith it... I'm in my early 40's but it is never too late to rehabilitate that area, ice and heat, maybe some weight lifting for the legs starting off at very minimum and build up the strength in that area, but too, consult and review all above with certified md and do ask about the glucosamine... very important... hope this was useful... Blaze22
Hi there Gamini Abeyratne it is my guess you have arthritis in both your knees ! if so there is a few things you can do.Firstly go to your doctor & request x rays of both knee's this therefore will either show if you do in fact have osteoarthritis ,if nothing shows on the x ray then you may have to get a ultrasound done which will show up if you have either Patella problem's ( check this on Internet for symptoms .The doctor may offer you to put injections of cortisone into the knee joints to settle down any information which can help.If you do have arthritis then he may put you on anti inflammatory drugs which will help !
really only your doctor can know what is best for you to help solve the problems you are experiancing.I have arthritis all over my body & have had it since early teens, I am now 60 years of age & have just had surgery on my left knee because I was experiancing terrible pain much to what yourself is experiancing,the doctor drained a lot of fluid off the knee joint also put cortisone into the joint to help with the pain which only now has worked for 3 months, now the pain is back, I am unable to bend that knee,kneel on it there is constant pain so have decided to go beck to the specialist to see if he will give me a new knee joint because he did say all my cartridge is warn down between the knee joint.You can also get a cream at the chemist called voltarin that is used to give relief to this problem, maybe a option to see if that helps the pain,also swiming in a heated pool can help & offer some relief.Good luck with your quest in finding out what is going on in your knees. bye for now take care Candypq.
Since you posted in Osteoarthritis I assume you have a doctors synopsis of what could be wrong. If it is indeed Osteoarthritis there are many different anti imflammatory prescribtions out there that may help you. You need to speak with your doctor & get his best opinion & have him prescribe the anti imflammatory drugs to take. You could also try physical therapy. They can give all kinds of exercises that can help. When mine flared so bad one time I went to physical therapy & my patella was placed improperly. The therapist taught me how to tape me patella in place! What a relief of pain that did. You have a lot of options. Are You overweight? That can make the pain worse because it's a weight bearing joint. So see, there are so many options depending on your exact condition. Knee pain is just to vague to try to properly help you.
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