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20 yo f, Knee pain is keeping me awake at night.

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20 year old female, the front of both my knees hurt. It worse when sitting/laying down. Not active, only have part-time retail job, on knees fairly often at my job. Right knee is worse than left. Cant stand for more than a few hours. Knee pain is keeping me awake at night, the only thing that seems to help is a heating pad. Knees crack (especially the right one) when getting up from sitting/kneeling. what is wrong with me?

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replied December 13th, 2014
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Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. The description of your problem is all pointed towards the posture you have. They need to be modified. Weight needs to reduced as knees are weight bearing joints and they strain. Your job description is all pressure on knees. Keep the limbs elevated when ever you get some time. Do yoga exercises. It will help too.

I hope it helps.Please take good care of yourself and do as directed.I would advise to stay in touch with your health care provider as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor where a complete evaluation occurs. I will be here if you need me or have any more questions to ask, i would love to answer.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Take care

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