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Braces may help during walking or standing by providing support to the knee.
Also may prevent any excessive strain to the knee joint.
For exercises please review this excellent link:
Where can I get a brace? Should it be worn at all times?
You can get the brace i Walmart, CVS
you should wear only during physical activities.
oh ok. I'm currently doing a tough workout...lots of jumping, squats, etc...and it aches when I do that stuff...should I stop altogether? Is that something I may be able to do again once my knee gets stronger or no?
yes you should avoid those for now.
Yes you can resume them once the pain subsides usually after 3-4 weeks.
You can also consider physical therapy.
ok...I was hoping to do the exercises in replace of physical therapy due to costs....or should I go. I've had this ongoing pain for several months now...but treating it effectively should take 3-4 weeks?
you cab try these exercises in the links above.
However, physical therapy at least few sessions
ok. sounds good. Thanks for your help.
one more thing...
Is this something that can and will go away over time..or will it linger and I just have to figure out what to do to have the least amount of pain? Dr. prescribed an anti-inflammatory too.
yes it should go away over time.
Diclofenac Sod 75mg...
is this a good medication to take for chondromalacia patella knee pain? 1 tablet 2 times a day?
Is there a lot of common side effects that people complain about?
I have the leaflet and info about it, just wanted another opinion.
so 2 times a day for 30 days (60 filled) is ok for daily use til gone? or an as needed type of thing? Doesn't say as needed on label.
Would an as needed be better? or is it something that may take time to feel the effects?