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knee pain

I have been suffering with pain in my knee the doctor said it is wear and tear

And has said physio may help I am still wait for my appointment but the pain is getting worse I have a lot of trouble when i am walking it takes me twice as long to walk any where when I rest it that does not help it makes it very stiff to walk on does any one have any idea what I can doe i take my tablets for pain and use the cream for my pain but is does not help

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Hi love I know just how you feel im,suffering same and waiting to see a,specialist hope you get your appointment through soon xx


Hi there

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with such bad knee pain.

I was just wondering whether you have tried wearing a knee support when you are walking?

You can buy them from most chemists. I wouldn't suggest wearing it all the time but it may help give you the support you need when you go out.

Just a thought.

Wishing you less pain and more peace

Lu x

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BlueMermaid3 , Very good advice Lu!! Peck.🐤


Yes I have osteoarthritis in my joints which they usually call wear and tear, there's not much they an do other than painkillers creams and maybe a joint replacements, have your Dr suggested this? I wear supports on my knees whenever I go walking as BlueMermaid says they are very helpful, have copper ones which retain the heat which is good for the joints, I also have it in my neck/ spine and wear a collar or support there too when I get a pain flare up, any heat is good. I'm afraid a physio didn't do me any good hope it will help you, I found a chiropractor better, take care


I think tendonitis is different to osteoarthritis which is wear and tear of the. bones.


I know you said you've tried creams, but did you try Volterol?

I use that at night for my knees.

Good luck and best wishes 😊

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Hi leonard30

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering in this way, and I sincerely hope that you can find some relief to this problem. I was diagnosed with ''wear and tear' in my knees many years ago, and it was a euphemism for arthritis.

I have pasted you below the link the NHS Choices cache on this issue:

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Can you suggest a good knee support for large knees ?


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