Causes Knee Pain At The Age Of 19 Years?
I’m 19 years old, lately I’ve been pinching my knees a lot. it happens every time i stand with my knee it hurts a lot. I have been treated in physiotherapy twice with different people, they said that I have gout. Is it true ?
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It needs to be clarified, before being declared to have gout, have you undergone laboratory tests to monitor uric acid levels in your blood?
A person is said to have hyperuricemia (high blood uric acid) if there is an increase in uric acid levels exceeding 7 mg/dL accompanied by complaints in the joints, namely pain, swelling, warmth, redness, and joint stiffness. Blood tests are very important role to distinguish between hyperuricemia with other conditions that can also cause pain in the joints (especially the knee joint), for example:
Post-knee injury, causing edema, hematoma, joint dislocation, ligament injury, fracture, etc. Pinched nerves Rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis due to rheumatism) Osteoarthritis (arthritis due to calcification) Peripheral arterial disease (disorder of the arteries that supply nutrients) to the lower leg) Deep vein thrombosis (blockage of the veins located on the inside) Infections, eg due to abscesses, cellulitis, chikungunya, leptospirosis, herpes zoster Varicose veins (swollen veins in the lower legs) Peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nerves, eg due to diabetes ), and so Hyperuricemia can not only happen to those who are elderly. People who are still relatively young like you can also experience hyperuricemia. This is because, the appearance of hyperuricemia is not solely influenced by age, but also inappropriate diet patterns, infrequent exercise, genetics (congenital), and a history of other illnesses.
Therefore, in order to overcome your concerns, try to see a doctor directly. If it is true that signs of arthritis are found accompanied by high blood uric acid levels, then the doctor can give you anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, and acid-lowering drugs. tendon. Other treatments can also be given according to other complaints you are experiencing.
In the meantime, you should first carry out the following efforts:
Compress sore knees with warm water Do not massage your knees excessively Take paracetamol to reduce pain Limit strenuous activities using your lower limbs, such as running or going up and down stairs too much Maintain your ideal body Exercising diligently, such as brisk walking, cycling, swimming Keep your diet, if your blood uric acid is high, limit the consumption of foods that contain high purines, seafood, red meat, offal, yeast Avoid alcohol Drink plenty of fluids
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah