Swelling Knees

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My both knees got swelling after playing basketball (hard play) and i'm suffering for this since last year, my uric acid is normal and the most intense or severe pain is the part everytime i'm using stairs. I just visit a Orthophedic Doctor last night and he just gave me some ointment and pain reliever at the moment eventhough he found little problem on my both knees. my knees used to have a cracking sound everytime I stretch both knees. Could someone give me a good advise what's the best thing to do

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    Hi Zig

    Im sorry to hear you're having this problem. I can't give any advice from experience as its a long time ago that I was able to play sport!

    However, in general I would say use the painkillers as directed, get into a routine with them to try to avoid 'breakthrough' pain, and see if that helps.

    if not, obviously go back to the doctor. They do try to start with the least invasive treatment and only move on to things like surgery if painkillers etc are not providing enough relief. So you should give this phase a chance, i think.

    Another idea might be to try physiotherapist, if you haven't already. Ask for a referral from your GP, and if you can't get one, even one session privately (costs about £40), should help you to establish the cause of the problem.

    All the best to you smile

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