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bobm1962 posted:
I have a job where I walk on cement for 10 hours a day. I have been having terrible knee pain. the doctor told me he thought it was a torn Miniscus and ordered an MRI but companies insurance turned it down and sent me to another dr. He says the same thing. In the mean time I am looking for something to help with the pain. The doctors have only given me an anti-inflamatory and I am taking Ibibrofin but it is not doing anything. they have also ordered theropy but am a little worried about the pain it may cause. any suggestions
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David Maine, MD responded:
Bob, There are a number of different anti-inflamatories that can be used, some more effective than others. You should discuss this with your docotor. PT can actually be very helpful for knee pain. Lastly, an injection can be used to help treat the pain but I would reserve this only if other conservative options fail. Ultimately, if indeed a torn menicus is the problem and pain persist, an MRI will be required. Best of luck.


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