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knee giving way and arthritis

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Several options: It depends on the severity of the arthritis and what therapies have been previously tried. Exercises, nsaids and injectable lubricants may help.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to atte ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OA of knees: For routine osteoarthritis of the knees it is very important to maintain strength and tone of the legs. Low impact weight bearing or less exercises ar ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Low impact: 29 is toung to have arthritis in your knee. You want to do low-impact exercise like swimming or cycling, but make sure the seat height is set appropri ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Anti-inflammatories: For acute flare ups - nsaids - live Ibuprofen are very effective - max dose 800 tid. Beyond this pls see a doc.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Joint space narrow: On an xray, arthritis is indicated by joint space j narrowing, and/or the presence of osteophytes (bone spurring). Clinically an arthritic joint may b ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: There are numerous arthritic problems that often occur in young males. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the problem.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several causes.: Could be arthritis, but may also be cramps do to iron deficiency, low calcium, magnesium, or potassium. Finally, restless leg syndrome could be the cu ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Painful knees: If your knees are chronically painful, you should see a doctor to determine the cause. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, associated with age, ... Read More

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