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I have sensitive knees and had a little accident Saturday

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I have sensitive knees and had a little accident Saturday
which made things worse . Can I see a orthopedic Dr. ?
I am a Kaiser member and use the Plaesanton CA facility.
can you help me? My regular Dr. is Jacky Yuen.
Thanks Manfred
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Yes you can see an orthopedic doctor.

You can call Kaiser directly or your doctor's office for a referral as per your plan requirement.

Just sensitive knees with pain may not suggest anything serious.

Osteoarthritis of the knee can worsen.

Any ligament damage iniside the knee joint will cause stability problem on standing or walking.

Meniscal tear causes catching of the knee joint.

Initially conservative treatment is recommended.

Ice pack, rest, leg elevation are universal precautions.

Please use a knee brace or sleeve during standing or walking.

It is better to avoid walking as much as possible for first 2 weeks for better healing.

For pain, you can try over the counter analgesics like Naproxen twice daily with food.

Please discuss with your doctor also.

Best wishes,

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