Knee Pain Questions

Hi I am 25 years old boy I am a basketball player past few days I had a knee pain. Doctor told me that I have narrow the space in my knees. Does that mean that I have damaged cartilage in my knees at this young age. How is that possible. I am very much worried .is there any medicine, diet or yoga to increase the gap between the knees or to form a new cartilage. Please help!

Dr.N S S Gauri 97% (143189ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Kanpur
Hi I am 25 years old boy I am a basketball player past few days I had a knee pain. Doctor told me that I have narrow ...
Follow these herbal combinations for complete cure vrihad vat chintamani ras 1 tablet twice a day vatari awleh 10 gm twice a day after breakfast and dinner with milk or juice or water relief in 3-4 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only avoid spicy and oily food.
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I had my abortion in the month of june, after that I am done with my periods too but i’m suffering from knee pain ,foot bottom pain also a bit pain in lower back .my age is 23.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I had my abortion in the month of june, after that I am done with my periods too but i’m suffering from knee pain ,fo...
Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. Check with your haemoglobin levels and also with your calcium & vitamin levels in your body by consulting a general physician.
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My wife is diagnosed with knee spiking at the age of 29. What should be the solutions of this problem?

Dr.Wajid Mohammed 92% (1040ratings)
D.P.T, BPTh/BPT, MD Acupuncture, Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS )
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
My wife is diagnosed with knee spiking at the age of 29. What should be the solutions of this problem?
Knee stretching and strengthening exercises, wearing knee cap for a month will be beneficial. Take her to nearby physiotherapy clinic and with ultrasound and ift therapy for a week it will be relieved. Calcium rich diet to be taken and for a week or 2 weeks avoiding sitting on floor and folding legs should be avoided.
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I fell on my knee 5 months ago. When I fell, it hurt a lot I almost fainted and it was swollen. It no longer hurts, but I still cannot walk on it. It cannot bear my weight and I fall. What is the problem?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I fell on my knee 5 months ago. When I fell, it hurt a lot I almost fainted and it was swollen. It no longer hurts, b...
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. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific 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. • ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals • electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain • kinesiology taping • application of heat or ice • soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1. Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2. Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3. Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4. Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. • • r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. • I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. • c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. • e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5. Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep 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 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand facing a wall. 2. Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3. Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4. Change legs and repeat. 5. Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2. Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2. Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3. Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4. Hold for 30 seconds. 5. Return to the starting position and change legs. 6. Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch • take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. • use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. • apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. • wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. • rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1. For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3. Lift one leg off the floor. 4. Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5. Hold for 30 seconds. 6. Lower and change legs. 7. Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5. Half squat to do this exercise: 1. Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2. Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3. Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2. Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3. Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1. Sit up tall in a chair. 2. Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3. Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4. Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3. Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4. Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1. Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2. Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3. Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2. Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3. Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4. Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5. Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg.
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Helo doctors my uncle had knee pain and back pain that's why some one suggested amruth noni artho plus. So according to that my uncle has taken 4 bottle amruth noni till now. My question is. Is amruth noni safe for him should he continue it?

Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
Helo doctors my uncle had knee pain and back pain that's why some one suggested amruth noni artho plus. So according ...
Amruth noni contains noni juice, a component that has been studied in mice and found effective to treat arthritis and joint pains with no serious side effects. Although no large scale trials have been published on its effect in humans. So my advice is, if the medication is working well and the pain is reduced, better to stop it. If on investigations, the cause of the back pain and knee pain have been identified, treatment should be directed towards that instead of just taking pain killers.
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I have been suffering from restricted knee mobility particularly painful bending. I do play badminton but can't enjoy the game. Moreover I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for last two years. please help me and guide me through to overcome these issues. I am 50 years old male. diabetic. Good control. Fasting 106 today morning I take taniva m 500.

Mr.Samidh Kumar Thakur 87% (1132ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I have been suffering from restricted knee mobility particularly painful bending. I do play badminton but can't enjoy...
Ice compression over the knee 3/4 times in a day ultra sonic therapy over the knee for 12 days quadriceps exercises as you can 500 times right knee same to left knee but if you do slowly as per your knee pain walking in a park or inside your resi no squatting now use choamote avoid knee bending now stop badminton now strengthening knee exercise press your knee run slowly now with racquet use open patellar tommy and future patellar strep when play ok cap mienta plus after launch nd after dinner x 20 days ok volira gel better for you.
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If I stand or walk for about 10-15 mins I get knee pain and feels like sit immediately. My age is now 35 years is there any problem and solution for this.

MPT Orthopedic
Physiotherapist, Arrah
If I stand or walk for about 10-15 mins I get knee pain and feels like sit immediately. My age is now 35 years is the...
Just go for mri of knee joint for any meniscus or ligaments injury take calcium and vitamin d3 tab and do quadriceps strength exercises and vmo. Use knee cap with hinge brace.
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I am 52 years old and have been experiencing immense pain if I sit down with legs folded for even 5 mins. Also I have noticed several blue green nerves web on my inner thighs around inner knee region. Can you please let me know what should I do to get rid of them and ease the pain which will help me sit down.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 52 years old and have been experiencing immense pain if I sit down with legs folded for even 5 mins. Also I have...
It might be due to varicose veins inflammation or it might be due to ligament injury in the knee. The conservative management would be to keep ice in that inflamed area during one time in a day and to wear either knee cap or varicose veins stockings.
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I am a ra patient, I am in medication, initially I took medrol 4 mg for 15 days + mimod 25 mg for about 2 months, and continue to take folitrax 10 mg - once a week & folic acid 5 mg 2 tabs a week, it was going well, but suddenly having pain on my palm & in wrist some times, some times on left hand and some times on right hand, also having pain on my right knee, went for mri, and found medial meniscus tear-grade-2, ligament sprain & moderate join effusion. I am having pain on my hands & knee as well. Gone through lot of medications, not cured yet. Pls. Advice.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (39204ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am a ra patient, I am in medication, initially I took medrol 4 mg for 15 days + mimod 25 mg for about 2 months, and...
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. Stiffness have developed due to weakness of the ligaments &inflammed cartilage. Specific 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. • ultrasound- which heals the damaged tissues and heals • electric stimulation / ift- which reduces the pain • kinesiology taping • application of heat or ice • soft tissue massages or knee joint mobilization 5 do’s & don’ts to reduce your knee pain. 1. Don’t take too much rest- not only your body muscles may become weaker even your joint’s pain may become worse. Take consultation from your physiotherapist to guide you with knee pain exercises which are safe for your knees & keep doing it. 2. Do exercise– exercises help in strengthening the muscles, increase flexibility & also support your knee. You can also do swimming, walking, elliptical machines & bicycles, etc. 3. Don’t avoid your weight– excess weight may increase the stress on your knee and if you have inflammatory arthritis then it may become worse. You don’t need to have ideal weight, you just need to start working to reduce the weight. 4. Rice -this process is good for joint pain caused due to minor injury or an arthritis. • • r (rest) – give some rest to your knees. • I (ice) – massage your knees with ice to reduce swelling. • c (compression)- start wearing compression bandage. • e (elevation)- keep your knee elevated. 5. Don’t wear bad shoes- we actively wear shoes in our daily life for hours without noticing how it can affect your knees badly. So, if you are facing knee pain, then check your shoes first. Is it giving you good comfort? If not then change it urgently. The importance of buying braces and splints from us – orthopaedic support braces we suggest you to wear knee brace which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Resisted terminal knee extension: make a loop with a piece of elastic tubing by tying a knot in both ends. Close the knot in a door at knee height. Step into the loop with your injured leg so the tubing is around the back of your knee. Lift the other foot off the ground and hold onto a chair for balance, if needed. Bend the knee with tubing about 45 degrees. Slowly straighten your leg, keeping your thigh muscle tight as you do this. Repeat 15 times. Do 2 sets of 15. If you need an easier way to do this, stand on both legs for better support while you do the exercise. Standing calf stretch: stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep 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 1. Heel and calf stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand facing a wall. 2. Place your hands on the wall and move one foot back as far as you can comfortably. Toes on both feet should be facing forward, heels flat, with a slight bend in your knees. 3. Lean into the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. You should feel the stretch in your back leg. 4. Change legs and repeat. 5. Do this stretch twice for both legs. Short arc quad / isometeric quad exercise the short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight. Tighten your quad muscle with your toes pointed toward the ceiling and hold it tight for five seconds. Slowly lower your leg down. Repeat for 15 repetitions. Quadriceps, isometric (strength) this exercise is for an injured right knee. Switch sides if the injury is to your left knee. 1. Sit on the floor with your right leg straight in front of you. Bend your left knee up and put your left foot flat on the floor. 2. Flex your right foot and tighten the thigh muscles of your right leg. Press the back of your right knee toward the floor. Don’t arch your back or hunch your shoulders. 3. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax. 4. Repeat 10 times, or as instructed. 5. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed. 2. Quadriceps stretch to do this stretch: 1. Stand next to a wall or use a chair for support. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart. 2. Bend one knee so your foot goes up toward your glutes. 3. Grab your ankle and gently pull it toward your glutes as far as you can comfortably. 4. Hold for 30 seconds. 5. Return to the starting position and change legs. 6. Repeat 2 times on each side. Hamstring stretch • take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. • use a cane or crutches to avoiding putting your full weight on your injured leg. • apply ice packs several times a day to relieve pain and reduce swelling. • wrap the injured area with a compression bandage or wear compression shorts to minimize swelling. • rest with your leg elevated above the level of your heart, if possible, to improve drainage and minimize swelling. To do this stretch: to do this stretch: 1. For this stretch, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor or mat and straighten both legs. Or, if it’s more comfortable, you can bend both knees with your feet flat on the floor. 3. Lift one leg off the floor. 4. Place your hands behind your thigh, but below the knee, and gently pull your knee toward your chest until you feel a slight stretch. This shouldn’t be painful. 5. Hold for 30 seconds. 6. Lower and change legs. 7. Repeat 2 times on each side. Strengthening exercises 5. Half squat to do this exercise: 1. Get into a standing squat position with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hips or out in front of you for balance. 2. Looking straight ahead, slowly squat down about 10 inches. This is the halfway point to a full squat. 3. Pause for a few seconds, then stand up by pushing through your heels. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 5. Calf raises to do this exercise: 1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Position yourself next to a wall or hold on to the back of a chair for support. 2. Lift both your heels off the ground so that you’re standing on the balls of your feet. 3. Slowly lower your heels to the starting position. Control is important with this exercise for strengthening your calf muscles. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions. 6. Hamstring curl 7. Leg extensions to do this exercise: 1. Sit up tall in a chair. 2. Put your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. 3. Look straight ahead, contract your thigh muscles, and extend one leg as high as possible without raising your buttocks off the chair. 4. Pause, then lower to the starting position. 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 8. Straight leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning under your back. 2. Lie down on the floor with one leg bent and one leg straight out in front of you. 3. Contract the quadricep of your straight leg and slowly raise it up off the floor until it’s the same height as your bent knee. 4. Pause at the top for 5 seconds, then lower to the starting position 5. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 9. Side leg raises to do this exercise: 1. Lie on your side with your legs stacked on top of each other. Cradle your head in your hand, and place your other hand on the floor in front of you. 2. Raise your top leg as high as you comfortably can. You should feel this on the side of your hips. 3. Pause briefly at the top, then lower your leg. 4. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. 10. Prone leg raises to do this exercise: 1. For this exercise, you can use a mat to add cushioning beneath you. 2. Lie on your stomach with your legs straight out behind you. You can let your head rest on your arms. 3. Engage your glute and hamstring muscles in your left leg and lift your leg as high as you comfortably can without causing pain. Be sure to keep your pelvic bones on the floor throughout this exercise. 4. Hold your leg in the lifted position for 5 seconds. 5. Lower your leg, rest for 2 seconds, then repeat. 6. Do 2 to 3 sets of 10 repetitions for each leg. Lifestyle and home remedies rest. Take a break from your normal activities to reduce repetitive strain on your knee, give the injury time to heal and help prevent further damage. A day or two of rest may be all you need for a minor injury. More severe damage is likely to need a longer recovery time. Ice. Ice reduces both pain and inflammation. A bag of frozen peas works well because it covers your whole knee. You also can use an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel to protect your skin. Although ice therapy is generally safe and effective, don't use ice for longer than 20 minutes at a time because of the risk of damage to your nerves and skin. Heat. You may experience temporary pain relief by applying a heat pack or hot-water bottle to the painful area on your knee. Compression. This helps prevent fluid buildup in damaged tissues and maintains knee alignment and stability. Look for a compression bandage that's lightweight, breathable and self-adhesive. It should be tight enough to support your knee without interfering with circulation. Elevation. To help reduce swelling, try propping your injured leg on pillows or sitting in a recliner.
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I am having knee pain since 14 years of age ,as I am growing up the pain is also increasing, currently my age is 26 ,i visited cmc vellore hospital last year in june, they prescribed me vision d with calcium tablet with diaciren 50 mg, vitamin d sachet, and a multivitamin, although I cannot completed the whole medicine because there was no benefit, I also have constipation, I couldn't digest food fully, please look through my matter and guide me in cutting this joint pain, every test were good and there was no lack in any test.

Dr.Dev Anand Ramanathan 92% (124ratings)
BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having knee pain since 14 years of age ,as I am growing up the pain is also increasing, currently my age is 26 ,...
Regards Lybrate user. Pain in the knee could be from one or more of the 3 joints within the knee complex. Pain advancing with age could be due to 3 possible reasons, one is increase in body weight putting more stress on the knee, or change in activity level (type of work performed) or worsening of the disorder itself. If there is a diagnosed disorder of the joint, it is essential to promptly continue medications to keep the disorder under control, perform simple exercises & movements to keep the knee mobile as much as tolerated. If there has been no diagnosed disorder, it is recommended you consult an orthopaedic physiotherapist or manual therapist to have a biomechanical analysis of the knee. Pain at the knee could be due to muscle or force imbalances and if not corrected, over a period of time may lead to degeneration. It is essential to know if the disorder is mechanically caused or movement based. Mechanical disorders could be treated well and pain be reduced. Please feel free to reach out to us for a virtual consult if you prefer, you may use doctor code drc221, so we could help you get better.
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