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How To Protect Your Knees?

Dr. Mohammed Faizan 84% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Nagpur
How To Protect Your Knees?

The knee is known as the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body, and also one of the most vulnerable, as it supports the weight of the entire body. The knee joint is made up of several elements including the knee cap, meniscus, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. Damage to any part of the knee can cause chronic pain. So how can you protect your knee from damage and injury? Take a look at these three points!

  • Dealing with Load: Weight is a big one. Carrying around extra pounds and kilograms can be detrimental for your knees in the long run. Your knee is not equipped to handle the excessive weight. It already supports three to five times your weight when you get up and walk around or indulge in some mild jogging. One must be careful of those extra pounds to take the load off the knee and keep it from falling prey to damage.
  • Exercise: Moderate to intense exercise is prescribed for one and all. This, of course, depends on one's overall health and age. If you are already suffering from joint pain, then you may want to go easy on the exercise with a focus on building muscle strength and foundation. If you are healthy, then some amount of daily exercise as a routine will keep those knees in prime working condition and well lubricated as well. Inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle can affect the knees very badly.
  • Do not Ignore: Warning signals such as chronic or acute knee pain should not be ignored. Remember to see a doctor or an orthopaedic specialist to find out if you have contracted an infection or if you may have suffered a fracture due to an injury. Also, it is important to take a bone density test regularly, especially after the age of 40 or for women going through menopause, as this will point to any deficiencies and even warn you in case there is any trace of osteoporosis.

Rest, exercise, and food should be kept in fine balance for a healthy body. These are a few measures that one can take to keep knee pain at bay. Yet, it is also advisable to speak with a doctor at length regarding measures to protect your knees.

 

Multimodal Pain Relief - Know More About It!

Dr. Jwalant Modi 90% (44 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
Multimodal Pain Relief - Know More About It!

Knee replacement can be extremely painful. Previously, opioids or narcotics were administered for pain relief. But excessive addition of opioids is not exactly effective for controlling pain.

Multimodal pain management has become an important part of the perioperative care of patients undergoing total joint replacement. The principle of multimodal therapy is to use interventions that target several different steps of the pain pathway, allowing more effective pain control with fewer side effects. Many different protocols have shown clinical benefit. The goal of this review is to provide a concise overview of the principles and results of multimodal pain management regimens as a practical guide for the management of joint arthroplasty patients.

Multimodal denotes administering two or more than two types of medications that work with different mechanisms. The following are the techniques used:

  1. Pre-operative Femoral Nerve Block: Prior to the surgery, a catheter is placed beside the femoral nerve for blocking it. This nerve is located in the upper thigh. Medication is delivered through the catheter for the nerve to be numbed for 24 hours. Thus, pain signals to the brain are blocked. This method reduces the use of narcotics and the consequent side effects.

  2. Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA): This method is also known as ‘Pain Pump’. An intravenous pump is used to administer pain relief medications, such as oxymorphone or morphine, after the surgery. The control button of the machine could be pressed, by the patient for 6 to 10 times per hour. The machine is used for two post-operative days.

  3. Oral Medications: The oral medications include Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs or NSAID; such as Celebrex which is similar to aspirin, structurally. Alternatively, acetaminophen, such as Tylenol or its equivalent composition, can also be used.

  4. Acetaminophen: It acts on the Central Prostaglandin Synthesis and relieves the patient of pain through multiple mechanisms.

  5. Epidural Analgesia: It produces lower pain scores and involves less time for achieving physical therapy goals. However, this is subject to side effects such as dizziness, urinary retention and itchiness.

  6. Gabapentinoids: These medications include membrane stabilizers such as Gabapentin and Pregabalin.

The objective of multimodal treatments is to provide quick relief to the patient and immediately so. Earlier the rehabilitation, more successful will be the knee replacement surgery.

A few days I'm feeling lazy and over sleeping. Nearly 9 hrs per day. And my knees getting pain. Why. I don't have any health problems.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (10867 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
A few days I'm feeling lazy and over sleeping. Nearly 9 hrs per day. And my knees getting pain. Why. I don't have any...
Knee Pain: As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Simple Knee ExerciesSpecific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Knee pain more than 2 weeks:if your knee is paining since 2 weeks, then you have to rethink whether you had any injury in the previous years. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. As arthritis is very common if anyone would've neglected any injury in the previous years. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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Hello sir. Am Aman Rajput 21 years old much times I feel pain and loozness in my knees And in night I feel pain in my Right ADDY.

Dr. Richa Gupta 89% (59 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Hello sir. Am Aman Rajput 21 years old much times I feel pain and loozness in my knees And in night I feel pain in my...
Hello lybrate-user, knee pains at this age is quite uncommon. Get your Vit-D check soon as improve your diet by adding Vit-D supplements and calcium. Also, increase intake of milk and milk products, calcium rich food. Even if you get the pain, contact nearby homeopathic doctor or us for medication support. Thanks.
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Hi, I am unable to walk more than ten steps because of knee pain. My weight is 65 kg age 69 and vegetarian. I go early morning for cycling and then half an hour for Yoga exercises. My physician has advised me not to go knee replacement until you pain is unbearable. How can I go for little walk Tell me better diet and exercises that can help me in walking. Please suggest me.

Dr. Richa Gupta 89% (59 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Hi, I am unable to walk more than ten steps because of knee pain. My weight is 65 kg age 69 and vegetarian. I go earl...
Hello Sir, Its good to know that you are physically active and taking good care of your joints. Though to get relief from pain, you can make some dietary changes which will definitely help you. 1.Avoid consuming caffeine or eating green leafy vegetables (palak, methi, amaranth) along with calcium-rich food (milk and milk products) as it hinders calcium absorption. Eating meat and chicken should be restricted in case of gout as it increases uric acid formation. Also reduce the amount of salt and refined foods that you consume. 2. It is important to increase the consumption of fish oil, which is the richest source of Omega 3. 3. Eat foods that are rich in calcium, protein, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, iron, B6 and B12, which can help in the formation of good bone. 4. Antioxidant-rich foods: Add some colour to your diet and include colourful fruits and vegetables. 5. Cruciferous vegetables: Vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage contain the Sulphoraphane compound. It reduces joint pain and inflammation as it blocks the enzyme causing inflammation. 6. Herbs and spices: Make sure you include medicinal herbs and spices to your meals. Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. You can also start taking homeopathic medicines which gives soothing results in case of joint pains. Can contact us online for best results.
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I facing problem with my knee pain since last 6 months. I am a football player. My knee pains when I run hard and it cured from pain when I take rest and massage with mustard oil. My left knee pains inside of leg side .my right ke pains above top of knee. please help and advice.

Dr. Umesh Jain 89% (388 ratings)
DNB Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolhapur
I facing problem with my knee pain since last 6 months. I am a football player.
My knee pains when I run hard and it ...
If your play professional football then you need urgent Mri If no then you can rest yourself for few months do muscle strengthening around knee n then start again.
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Left leg Knee pain since 3 months. Pain is sometimes at thigh, sometimes at knee and sometimes at calf.

Dr. Umesh Jain 89% (388 ratings)
DNB Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Kolhapur
Left leg Knee pain since 3 months. Pain is sometimes at thigh, sometimes at knee and sometimes at calf.
Any back pain Do regular stretching and strengthening exercises for knee If back pain also then you need evaluation by Ortho surgeon near you.
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I am 32 yer old I am very interested in running in the month of January 18i feel some pain below my left knee I ignore it up to sep 18 when I will go for mri the impression is partial tear in all and grade 2 tear or misal meniscus can it will heal automatically and how many month it will take to heal.

M.B.B.S, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I am 32 yer old I am very interested in running in the month of January 18i feel some pain below my left knee I ignor...
Hi lybrate-user, as I can see you are a frequent runner and had injury 8 months back. From the report you are telling, I can make out that you have a meniscal tear in your left knee. These menisci are like cushions for our knee and they provide uniform distribution of the weight. There are 2 menisci in each knee and which one is injured is not specified. Also they have various zones or parts, some of which can heal spontaneously with proper rehabilitation and some cannot. Also it depends on the type of tear. I can guide you further if you can share your report with me.
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My wife is having knee joint pain. As per Xray reports there is no visible problem but having severe pain.

Dr. Avinash Jain 87% (84 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Indore
My wife is having knee joint pain. As per Xray reports there is no visible problem but having severe pain.
Dear lybrate-user Knee pains are because of so many reasons. Starting from simple sprains to severe sports injury (ligaments and meniscus tear) Every case needs a detailed understanding through sets of questions and evaluation through specific tests. For seeking a relevant advice you need to answer few questions? If not comfortable publicly, can chat privately. The good news is - its always treatable if timely addressed Good luck.
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My dad knee joint very pain please need perception? What is reason of pain? Than my dad Age 48. Weight is 70 kg.

Dr. Umesh Kulkarni 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Nashik
My dad knee joint very pain please need perception? What is reason of pain?
Than my dad Age 48.
Weight is 70 kg.
Maybe due to previous injury or Arthritis. Pl see Ortho surgeon and get xray. Icing the knee the knee may help till then.
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