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I'm experiencing a dull grinding pain just above the knee on

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Hi, I'm experiencing a dull grinding pain just above the knee on my right leg. There's tingling in my foot and sometimes a burning sensation.
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Customer: Im 26, 320 lbs, 6'2". What other information is required?
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Customer: I'm a programmer, so I sit a lot.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These symptoms are likely due to the nerve compression at the lower spine.

Long sitting can cause such problem.

Nerve compression can also occur at the knee level.

Physical therapy should help in the long run.

You can consider further evaluation with MRI scan of the spine if symptoms do not improve with physical therapy.

Prescription medications Ketorolac, Gabapentin, Nortriptyline, Baclofen can be tried.
Please go to this link for lower back exercises:

But first see your doctor for a clinical evaluation as

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