• ellie ellie
    February 07, 2010
    Burning sensation and pain in knees?
    ellie ellie
    February 07, 2010

    What causes a burning sensation in the knees and what can I do for this? I have some swelling there too when I stand up for a long time. Thanks for any advice.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    February 08, 2010
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    February 08, 2010

    Pain in the knees after standing sounds a lot like joint arthritis, maybe osteoarthritis from old, creaky worn out knees. Standing is a weight-bearing activity that can stress a joint that lacks healthy, protective cartilage. You may want to try different shoes that provide good support, soft cushioning, and are flat.

    If you do not have old joints, maybe you have bursitis or tendonitis... the overall theme here is an inflammed joint. Taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory might be helpful if you do not have any reason not to use an NSAID. Talk to your doctor, get a proper diagnosis after an exam, and then you will find the right solution for you.

    Here are some links you might find helpful as you're dealing with this:

    How to Exercise with Arthritis

    Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain  

    Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

    • ellie
      February 09, 2010
      ellie
      February 09, 2010

      Thankyou, I found your answer very heplful. I'm going to get a doctors appointment and have this check out, over the years I have stood on concrete floors from doing factory work,my doctor told me years ago that I had degenerative arthritis, but didn't have a problem with my knees untill recently  thanks again.. ellie

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