The Pain In The Knee Never Goes Away?

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Hello Doctor, I want early last month that my knee hurts, usually just when I wake up, and usually I drink extra panadol or active panadol. But after two weeks it’s not just getting up but if I sit for a long time and stand up it hurts. Already checked at the clinic, the doctor didn’t say anything, but just gave him medicine … but it’s still the same until now. I guess what disease I have is gout or rheumatism

1 Answer:

Hi Laila,

Thank you for asking

Pain in the knee is not always caused by gout or rheumatism. In the knee, there are various components that can cause pain if you experience a problem, including skin, muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, and so on. Determining the cause of pain in the knee needs to be done by direct physical examination, including by evaluating whether the pain appears on both sides of the knee or not, what aggravates and relieves the pain, and whether there are other complaints that accompany pain, such as swelling, lumps, deformities, etc. In some conditions, supporting examinations can also be done to confirm the correct diagnosis, for example X-rays, ultrasound, examination of joint fluids, and so on.

The following conditions can trigger pain in the knee:

Knee injuries, for example those resulting in skin sores, ligament injuries, joint dislocations, fractures, bursitis Arthritis, can be due to rheumatism, gout, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, skin infections, for example due to herpes zoster, cellulitis Nerve disorders, for example due to diabetes, pinched nerves, etc. If the pain that appears is very intense, or if you previously had a history of injury to the knee area, we urge you to check the complaint directly to the doctor to get the best treatment. As an initial treatment, so the pain is getting better, you should first do the following:

Compress the painful knee with ice cubes Avoid excessive mobility using the painful knee Do not over massage the painful knee Limit movements that can aggravate the pain Take paracetamol medication or apply pain relief cream on the painful knee Keep your weight from overdoing it Routine exercise, for example yoga, swimming, and so on. Hope it helps ya ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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