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I am 33 year old female weighing - 190lbs and 5.6" height.

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I am 33 year old female weighing - 190lbs and 5.6" height. I have had a sore Knee for a while now but it was bearable. But recently i changed my shoes and from the past couple of days, the knee has gone really bad and it is hurting. Is there any pain reliever that i can take to get the swelling off - something like icy hot patch, or heat cold treatment etc. that i can try at home?

Please let me know.

DR HASAN :

HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today with your question. I will be happy to assist you with your follow up questions also.

DR HASAN :

First of all i am sorry to hear about your problem.

DR HASAN :

I am going to address your primary concern but later you can ask anything you want.

DR HASAN :

Yes there are few things you can try yourself.

DR HASAN :

Rest the knee. Try not to put excessive weight on it.

DR HASAN :

apply heat pad over the affected area.

DR HASAN :

In such situations over the counter tab advil thrice daily is helpful.

DR HASAN :

If this doesn't help then the stronger choice available over the counter is tab aleve twice daily.

DR HASAN :

Massage the knee with over the counter Voltaren gel thrice daily.

DR HASAN :

Wear knee pad, you can get it from pharmacy.

DR HASAN :

I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more and I will be glad to assist you. Your excellent feedback is requested and will be appreciated, regards.

Customer:

Voltaren gel? do we get that in wallgreens? or is there any equivalent that i can get in USA

DR HASAN :

Thanks for getting back to me.

DR HASAN :

Yes you can get it in USA without any prescription.

DR HASAN :

If your symptoms persist, see your doctor.

DR HASAN :

By the way, since how long exactly you have this swelling?

Customer:

What about cold patch. ?

Customer:

should i alternate between hot and cold

DR HASAN :

Is there any associated calf swelling?

Customer:

or just hot?

Customer:

very little

Customer:

calf swelling

DR HASAN :

for that i need to know that since how long exactly you have this?

Customer:

the knee pain , i have had it for about 6-8 months..but with the change of shoes it became worse since the past week

DR HASAN :

oh i am sorry to hear about this.

DR HASAN :

Cold patches are good in recent swellings and pain.

DR HASAN :

As you have the pain for quite sometime, just heat pads are best.

DR HASAN :

Cold patches are not good for this swelling.

Customer:

oh ok

Customer:

but severe pain is only from 3-4 days..sever pain and swelling

Customer:

oh ok

DR HASAN :

Even then try hot patch.

Customer:

ok. I will try massage and then apply hot patch

DR HASAN :

See your doctor too when possible because you may need xrays.

Customer:

will that give me relief

Customer:

and tylenor

Customer:

tylenol

Customer:

should that be good?

DR HASAN :

And tab advil too

Customer:

ok

DR HASAN :

No tylenol is not strong enough.

Customer:

ok

DR HASAN :

You should try advil thrice daily or aleve twice daily.

Customer:

ok

DR HASAN :

Any question?

Customer:

I will try that. thank you for your advice

Customer:

no

DR HASAN :

You are most welcome. My prayers are with you. I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more and I will be glad to assist you. Your excellent feedback is requested and will be appreciated, regards.

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