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Knee joint pain

Mother in law having knee joint pain with one foot slight swell up. To get relief she use hot pad . What is the solution for the problem. She can't even stand constantly for long time.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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Dr. Vandana Chauhan (PT) Noida | Physiotherapist
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knee joint pain is due to osteoarthritis at this age and should be taken care bnecause the cartilage damage and the joint space reduces with time and the activities of daily living. the swelling in foot can be due to knee pain or somtimes(but rarely) due to compression of the nerve in the back.you should go to a physiotherapist to get it assessed and diagnosed properly.
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go for physitherapy..ultrasonic therapy for healing,tens for muscle relaxation and wax therfapy for reducing inflammation may required . take rest. then the exercises are to be done and very much important.
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at home: give rest to the knee,avoid full weight bearing to the painful knee and hot water fomentation and some painkiller gel are temporarily helpful.
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Dr. Isha Mehta Mumbai | General Physician
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Hi!! As Dr.Hoda said its very common condition of osteoarthritis at this age..I would suggests to go to physiotherapist so that they can guide you properly with exercises.. And immediate pain reliving modalities..till then I'll suggest you to do ice fermentation instead of hot bags..for the swelling of foot further investigations to be done and corelate clinically to get proper diagnosis for foot. Thanks.
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Dr. Shamsul Hoda Patna | Orthopedist
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At this age knee osteoarthritis is v common causing degenerative changes cartilage damage and reduced joint space further giving way to knee movement leg deformity. Physiotherapy as said above helps lot Xray reveals stage of arthritis If walking is cribbing may further need joint replacement lastly. Avoid too much pain killers rather first tree physiotherapy and hot fomentation
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dr.Faris Delhi | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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At this age it's expected to look for knee osteoarthritis which is the cause of tremendous pain. There are many exercises to strengthen the knee muscles and specially the VMOs and hip abductors and stretch the hamstrings and hip adductors. Foot swelling i assume is a different issue which could be related to heart or kidney problems
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