• Karen710 Karen710
    March 21, 2011
    What causes throbbing knee pain?
    Karen710 Karen710
    March 21, 2011

    Does osteoarthritis cause a burning, throbbing pain in the knee? I have severe arthritis but am not used to this pain.

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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    March 22, 2011
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    March 21, 2011

    Throbbing pain can be related to knee osteoarthritis. However, burning pain is usually a symptoms of nerve pain like "Sciatica". A proper examination by a doctor would be helpful to make a proper diagnosis.

     

    In the meantime, knee pain is generally helped with the use of a walking stick. Such an assisitive device can reduce up to 30% of the work load off the knees. Especially since you cannot bear full weight on your leg, a "third" leg will help.

     

    Some supplements like fish oil (for Omega 3) and glucosamine can be provide some relief also.

     

    Ultimately, you may need to go to the doctor to find out what exactly is wrong in order to get the best solution for you.

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


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