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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I have pain on my knee cap for about 6 to 8 months and

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i have pain on my knee cap for about 6 to 8 months and getting worse ,it hurst when i walk or extend my knee, sometimes it feels weak. i uses an ace bandage which gave me some relief and much support , what do i do , i walk better withe ace wrap
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Greetings.

What are the treatment you have taken?

What is MRI report?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
shows deep infrapatellar bursitis what is this
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
you still have not answer my question please what is infrapateelar bursitis and what is it
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
dr are you still there
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Infra means below, patella is knee cap. Below the knee cap there is a bursa (soft tissue with fluid) which gives cushion and surface for the smooth movement of the joint. If there is inflammation in the bursa, it is called as infrapatellar bursitis.

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/knee/infrapatellar_bursitis.php

Following comprehensive measures can be helpful;

1) Knee care in the activities of daily living. Few simple self-care measures can be remarkably effective in ending pain cycle.

Avoid prolonged standing, prolonged walking and sitting with folded legs.

2) Rest: Taking a break from your normal activities reduces repetitive strain on your knee, gives the time to heal and helps prevent further damage.

3)Anti-inflammatory medications

4) Physical therapy; the goal of physical therapy is to strengthen the muscles around your knee and help you regain knee stability. Ideal is supervised physical therapy.

5) Orthotics and bracing.

6) Glucosamine and chondroitin orally

7) Hyaluronic acid injections in knee.

8) Local sprays and ointments to your skin may help relieve the pain and stiffness.

9) Electrotherapy by physical therapist.

http://www.bigkneepain.com/knee-exercises.html

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what cause this condition
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what cause this condition
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

Direct injury, friction injury, sports trauma, injury associated with the osteoarthritis are the causative.

It is pleasure assisting you.

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.

You are welcome.

Best wishes and kindest regards.

Dr. Arun