Orthopaedics Q&A: Tips for managing knee pain

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

Sir,
I am 39 years old suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis for the past 7 years. I do not have diabetes nor RA. thanks.

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I am suffering from AS for past 7 years and having Lower extremities pain for last one year. Doctor says neuropathy. I am taking Gabapin 300mg thrice a day from last 9 month and methylcoblamin OD.
But leg pain has not reduced. Now my hand and shoulder have also pain. Neurologist done NCV test and diagnose peripheral neuropathy says 32m/sec conduction only.He says neuropathy due to SAZO. I stopped sazo before 9 moths. I want your opinion to reduce pain.
I am also taking Zerodol-P and Depomedrol 80mg inj. weekly. No benefit seen. Reply soon.
Thanks.
Regards
Ravi Shekhar

HOPE YOU DONT HAVE ANY NERVE COMPRESSION IN THE SPINE. BETTER DO A MRI OF YOUR LUMBAR SPINE.

Hi,
I am Rajesh, of age 29, having severe pain in my Right Knee when I sit on floor. Few months back I slipped and balanced on a single leg while trekking, from then I am having severe pain in right knee.
I have consulted doctor and done MRI. Reports says partial tear and doctor suggested to do few exercises before climbing up or climbing down steps. But still I feel pain in my right knee when I sit on floor for more than 10 mins and also I feel a gap formation in knee joint while getting in or out of car for a second. Please suggest!!!
Thanks,
Rajesh Thota

DO NOT SIT DOWN OR SQUAT. KEEP UR KNEE STRAIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. DO QUADRICEPS EXERCISES FOR 6 WEEKS.THEN REVIEW THE SITUATION

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