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I have really bad knee pain and it's keeping me awake!:( I'm…

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I have really bad...

I have really bad knee pain and it's keeping me awake!:(

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

I'm icing it now but it's killing me:(

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Health
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My knee is killing me what should I do??
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Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago
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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. There are a few measures which you can take in order to control the pain, such as,

  • OTC anti inflammatory agents like ibuprofen at a dose 800 mg thrice a day
  • OTC tylenol 1 g thrice a day
  • OTC capsiacin gel over the area
  • Apply ACE bandage on the knee
  • If there is no swelling over the knee then shift to heating the knee for 10-15 minutes a day.

If these measures dont help at all then you need to head to the Er and get this evaluated with the help of a xray and a doppler ultrasound to rule out a blood clot.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What gel is it called? I can't even sleep I'm in so much pain, I just took meloxicam at midnight. Can I take ibuprofen now?
Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago

Yes you can take another dose of ibuprofen right now AND you can also take OTC tylenol 1 g as well with the ibuprofen. You can find capsiacin under the name of capsagel at your local pharmacy.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay thanks, ***** ***** call my doctor in morning and see if he can give me something for pain?
Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago

Yes if the pain does not improve then see your doctor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay thank you so much! The pain is about a ten right now and I'm feeling sick
Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago

If the above measures dont work then you should definitely go to the ER even tonight.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm thinking about going to the ER!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It's only one knee that hurts!
Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago

If the pain is a ten and it is NOT improving at all then this should be evaluated in the ER. Usually minor issues do resolve with the combination i described above however if it does not then a doppler ultrasound and xray SHOULD be done to determine the underlying cause. In that situation it is possible that the pain can be due to gout if it is only in the knee and there is no swelling.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What do they do for gout!
Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 4 months ago

IV painkillers, uric acid reducing drugs and if necessary steroids. But the primary thing is to CONTROL the pain.

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Health Professional: Dr. Muneeb Ali, Doctor (MD/DO) replied 3 months ago

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