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My doctor extayed my knees and he said the pain you are having is a syndrom called patello femoral. The pain is really bad and keeps me awake at night. What can I do to cure this problem. Please help me.
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you should told treatment used in different pathies like homeopathies and ayurvedicApril 7, 2010 - 5:28am
I am very sorry that you are suffering from patellofemoral knee pain. I did find some treatments that can help ease the pain:
The initial step is to rest the knee. High-impact activities should be switched for lower impact exercise. For example switch running for swimming. Your doctor may suggest that you apply ice to the kneecap after activity.
Longer term treatment involves a number of different strategies, including:
Exercise and Physical Therapy
Most people will benefit from strengthening the muscles around the knee. This includes the quadriceps muscle. It runs down the front of each thigh. Physical therapists can recommend specific exercises. This treatment is very helpful. It can take 6 to 12 weeks to see an improvement.
Some people may benefit from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). These may include Motrin and Advil. They may be helpful in relieving the pain. They work best when combined with other treatments, such as physical therapy.
Many people find relief from knee braces or knee sleeves. These devices typically have a cut-out in the knee cap area. They are designed to hold the kneecap in place during activity. Some are designed to hold the patella from going too far laterally.
Certain methods of taping the patella in position have also been helpful to many patients.
Special shoe inserts, called orthotics, may also be helpful. They are most helpful when the condition is due to dysfunction in the foot (as in flat feet or excessive pronation).
Ice your knees for 10 to 20 minutes after activity. This can ease the pain and speed up healing. To keep your hands free, use an elastic wrap to hold the ice pack in place. Icing the knee along with Motrin (for example) may help relieve the pain.
In rare cases, people who do not respond to other forms of treatment may be recommended for surgery. This will be done to correct malalignment of the patella.
For more reading on patellofemoral pain syndrome, please visit EmpowHer's page:
And family doctor:April 4, 2010 - 5:48pm