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I have a knee pain wanted to ask about, 10 days, caused by

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Hi, I have a knee pain wanted to ask about
JA: The Doctor can help. To begin, how long have you had knee pain? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: 10 days, caused by leg extensions exercise
JA: Thanks for that. Have you seen a doctor about knee pain?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Doctor should know?
Customer: no

Hello! My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm a Consultant Rheumatologist and I am reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
OK, If that helps- I added an additional weight that time I did the leg extension exercise. It only hurts when I squat down (without any weight ) say to pick something up from the floor. knees feel sore but not 'painkiller' level pain. but they've not felt better

Is there any swelling as well?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
no swelling visible

Thanks for the details

It seems like a sprained soft tissue like a ligament

You need to apply heat pads and an anti-inflammatory like Voltaren gel

Avoid excessive weight bearing

Gentle physiotherapy may be helpful

It can take a couple of weeks to settle

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Customer: replied 14 days ago.
OK should I avoid heavy exercise (deadlift for instance ) during that period? they don't target the knees although body takes a heavy load

Yes you should for a couple of weeks

Please do let me know if you have any other question

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
ok thanks
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Sorry, what about ice packs? should I alternate with heat pads? Also should I get knee support bands?

Yes you can alternate it with heat pads

You can use knee support bands too


Customer: replied 14 days ago.
awesome thank you

You are welcome