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What is knee arthritis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Damage to cartilage: Arthritis by definition is damage to the cartilage that coats the end of bones in a joint. As this damage gets more severe, it leads to inflammation, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling, stiff: Pain, swelling and stiffness are hallmark signs and symptoms of knee arthritis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many things!: First is it an inflammatory or degenerative problem, or both. Are mechanical factors present: patellar mistracking , knoch knees (genu valgus), hyper ... Read More
A 48-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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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many! No : Too many causes, from mechanical to inflammatory. Therefore there is no one cure. First and foremost: the diagnosis for your "knee" problem. Lab test ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Quinnan
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Knee Arthritis: No it is not normal. Did you have an x-ray that showed arthritis? Have you had previous knee injuries or surgeries?
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There is no evidence that it is helpful.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Low-impact exercise: Riding the stationary bike or using the eliptical machine and judiciously using anti-inflammatory medications (follow the label) can help with your sy ... Read More
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