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Sunday, February 07, 2010 ellie, Community Member, asks

Q: BURNING IN KNEES

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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2/ 8/10 9:08pm

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

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ellie, Community Member
2/ 9/10 12:11am

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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By ellie, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/28/14, First Published: 02/07/10