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Offline Caramel

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Surprise pain in the knees!!
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:33:40 AM »
Hi,
I am new to this forum. I continue having this stabbing agony on my right knee and radiates to the feet. It began a couple of days back when it woke me from sleep. It keeps happening a couple of times, a few times throughout the day, with no particular reason. I haven't injured it, at least not that I can remember. I don't have any other symptoms. It doesn't pain when I walk or bend. I'm normally fit and active, and though it may be just a random pain yet, is this something I should get checked? I could go to a doctor or a physiotherapist. Maybe the doctor will put me on some pain pills, or maybe I should go to a nearby physiotherapy clinic. What do you guys think? Should I be worried about it?
Thanks!

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Re: Surprise pain in the knees!!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 11:54:39 AM »
Hi Caramel

First stop - your GP, second stop will maybe an Orthopaedic consultant, Xray or an ultrascan. Keep posting.

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Re: Surprise pain in the knees!!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 01:14:33 PM »
How old are you?
As we age, the structures in the knee weaken and wear so can get damaged even if no injury has been sustained. Is there swelling?
See your GP for advice. If you can access a physio quickly, I'd even start there as they are more expert than most generalist doctors. If the physio thinks you heed a specialist doctor, presumably they can refer you on.
In the meantime, rest, ice, compression, elevation. You may also find heat helps, an OTC painkiller like paracetamol, or a topical anti inflammatory gel like Voltaren

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