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I have been to a specialist in knees .who as reffered me to

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I have been to a specialist in knees .who as reffered me to a rheumatology but I cant get a appointment for 4 weeks . the doctor drained my knee and gave me steroids last week .
yesterday both knees have swelled back up and I am struggling to walk again
I am taking ibuprofen to try to get the swelling down but it not working
was hoping you could recommend something for me to take
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question.
Well, you can take Ibuprofen in dosage of 400-800 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)and reduces inflammation and pain in the body. Please use it in full dosage.
You should elevate your leg as much as possible . Resting your leg will help in early settling of your swelling. Some people also get benefit from ice packs.
Also, you can take over-the-counter painkiller product, capsicum for local application. Also Patches containing the analgesic lidocaine are very helpful in this condition.
Also you can see Physical therapist, as they will strengthen the muscles around your knee and help you regain knee stability.
You can wrap a knee brace or bandage around it which are available at all local pharmacies. Compression would be helpful.
You can also take Acetaminophen in dosage of 1000 mg every 6 to 8 hours.
These are all OTC products, and you can try at your own.
Please take complete rest and such measures would resolve knee swelling.
Good luck and take care.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for the advice just the same
that I have had before .
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 2 years ago.
Dear,
It may take some time for swelling to go down. It may take up to weeks.
You need to have some patience, and follow measures as suggested above.
I wish for your good health.
God Bless You!!
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.