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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Overview)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic causes.


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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
1,193 doctors shared insights

Knee Pain (Overview)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic causes.


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What are possible causes of knee pain ?

What are possible causes of knee pain ?

Many, many: Injury, overuse, meniscus tear, arthritis, ligament injury, tight muscles and capsule, referred pain, loose bodies, sprains/strains, fracture, gout, connective tissue diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Rigjt knee joint pain?

Rigjt knee joint pain?

Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more

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Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Hip/groin pain clicking noise. It feels like my muscle/tendon gets stuck when walking. Also causing knee pain. Painful to walk. What could it be?

Have it evaluated.: Locking and clicking are signs of soft tissue or meniscus damage. This needs to be evaluated and treated by a specialist to possibly prevent future complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Calf heat. Hip pain.

Calf heat. Hip pain.

See below: This actually sounds like sciatica or pain from an irritated nerve root in your lumbar spine. If your leg is hot, swollen, or tender to touch behind the knee or calf then a clot is more likely. I would recommend seeing your physician asap just to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Is it better to see a sports doctor or physiotherapist for knee pain?

Sports doc: I would start with a sports medicine doctor, as they have the training to make sure you don't have something seriously wrong. This may include XR or MRI if indicated. If safe, you may then be referred to a physiotherapist to help you return to function ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Bilateral knee pain, arthritis?

Possibly: Bilateral knee pain is most often related to arthritis but occasionally bursitis or tendinitis can be responsible. The only way to know is to have the knees evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
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How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
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How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

Xray or MRI: Both may need to be done in knee and back. Generally though joint pain is specific location in pain around the knee but generally nowhere else. Sciatica/nerve pain can travel through the leg but generally starts from the spine. See a spine/sports specialist that can help you with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

What does left anterior knee pain mean? Is anterior the back of the knee?

Kneecap area.: Anterior knee pain refers to pain around the kneecap area, which is in the front of the knee. The back of the knee is the posterior side. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Knee swelling and pain?

Knee swelling and pain?

Get it looked at: Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At your age the two most common causes are a meniscus tear or some early cartilage damage. If it persists, you should see a md and get weight bearing xrays and likely a mri. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What exercises will help relieve knee pain?

What exercises will help relieve knee pain?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. ...Read more

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How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

How can I treat knee pain that only occurs while jogging?

Leg lifts: If you are a serious runner and have not strengthened your quadriceps muscle(the one above your knee) then the pain you are describing could be from your knee cap not staying in propper alignment. The quadriceps muscle helps keep the knee cap in its place. Also, if you are running on the street make sure you reverse direction everyday as the street is slanted toward the curb. ...Read more

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