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Why are my knees and leg constantly in pain?

By Anonymous May 9, 2012 - 5:07pm
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I use good shoes..othitcs too.. I do heavy lifting as I install fitness equipment in homes. This has been a constant pain ongoing for over a week. Nothing has changed in my routine except before this happened I was wearing flat bottom shoes one day at work and it was after that day I noticed the pain starting. I almost have to walk with a limp or an old man in the morning but even just sitting around I feel constant pain. I'm a 33 year old man and have never felt this kind of pain or soreness before. Getting tired of taking ibprophin or alives for the pain. P.S. I eat a pretty healthy diet. Helpppp!!

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Hello Anonymous,

I am glad to hear that the pain has finally subsided.

From your description of the symptoms, it sounds like you have osteoarthritis, which is the most common joint disorder. This degenerative joint disease is caused by wear and tear on a joint, as well as the normal result of aging.

Cartilage cushions the bones at the joints and allow bones to glide over one another. If the cartilage breaks down and wears away, the bones rub together. This causes pain, swelling and stiffness.

You may want to consider trying glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. These two molecules make up the type of cartilage found within joints. The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplement is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair.

Try the supplements for 30 days, Not everyone gets relief.

You may need to make some adjustments in your work to protect your joints.

If you are overdue for a physical exam, make an appointment with your physician.


May 30, 2012 - 5:13pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank. You for your response and yea I am overdue for a physical and will get one booked when I get some vacation time. However in the mean Tim's I will start with the supplement s to see if they can add some relief. Thank you again for everything and I'll keep you posted on how I make out with both the physical and supplements. I'm wondering if those come in a vitamin form...hmm.

Greatly grateful,

May 31, 2012 - 6:08am

Hi Anonymous,
Let's try to figure this out. Exactly where in your leg are you experiencing the pain?

Pain in the upper and inner groin area indicates a pulled groin muscle or tendon.
Pain in the lower leg indicates a tendon injury.
Pain in the outer side of the leg indicates lower back injury.
Pain at the back of the knee indicates a cyst.
Pain in the entire leg may indicate a torn muscle. Constant pain in the entire leg, especially the calf, indicates a blood clot.

If the pain persists and you are getting no relief from ibuprofen or Aleve, you need to consult your primary care physician.


May 9, 2012 - 5:43pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for responsibility and sorry for getting back so late. The pain has subsided finally and I truly believe it was caused from the shoes I was wearing. I could feel the pain in the lower part of my legs and in my tendon s. Mainly from my knees to my feet but it wasn't just the front or back of the legs it was throughout the whilst bottoms. Of me legs. I do have pain in my knees though whenever l lift or carry anything heavy up stairs like a bone on bone feeling. Almost feels like my knee is gonna pop off. They also crack loud whenever I crouch down. Any thoughts would be greatly thaken into consideration and I promise to respond promptly.

May 30, 2012 - 6:12am
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