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Why does it feels like my knee is grinding

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis: You may have arthritis, you should have it evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Meniscus: This is unusual for arthritis. You are quite young and unless you have had trauma the most likely cause would be internal derangement with the most l ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Osteoarthritis: You probably developed degenerative joint disease also known as osteoarthritis. You could also possibly have rheumatoid arthritis.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: Cartilage problem. Consult orthopedic surgeon.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
TMJ: You may be dealing with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. See an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
TMJ: This is likely to be a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem. Have your dentist evaluate it.
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Workup/follow up: It could be a number of conditions. If you have any swelling, are unable to bear wt on that side, you should see an orthopedic specialist. If there is ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Snapping or clicking: Snapping or clicking hips can be from several sources including iliotibial band or trochanteric bursitis if on the outside, moving tendons like iliops ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Palmer
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder pain: could be a rotator cuff porblem or possibly inpingement syndrome. i would try rest Ice and an anti inflaatory medication. if this does not help I woul ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Probably not: 33yo w. catching sensation in knee & concerned for "degenerative symptom". At this age, absent past serious mechanical trauma, arthritic disorder ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities..: An exam will be your best way to determine the cause... pressure from fluid/allergies? TMJ? Dental issue? There are many reasons for ear pain and ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Check with orthopedi: Could be degenerative or arthritic.
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis: This means that the knee cap and the thigh bone are not smooth like they suppose to, early stage of arthritis.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Cartilage tear: You can have have locking and popping of the knee if you have a tear of the meniscus. This shifting can cause pain and in some cases swelling. Exerci ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Non-vital Tooth: Sounds like you need root canal therapy on that tooth. The sooner you call a dentist for an appointment the sooner you will feel better. It is not goi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Have evaluation...: I'm sorry to learn of your discomfort. Can you recall an injury? The symptoms that you describe may indicate a meniscal tear. There are several types ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
DO HAVE TMJ: If your jaw clicks and you have pain, you have symptoms of tmj/tmd. Even clicking or popping without pain signifies that there is a misalignment with ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Could be degenerative or injured cartilage, calcifications or nodules within tendons, loose bodies in the joint space, etc. See your doctor and have ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee pulsating: Consider synovitis, effusion, aneurysm. Check with orthopedic surgeon for imaging and doppler ultrasound, possible vascular workup.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Loose: It may not be loose on the surface but a crown goes deeper which may be cracked and not visible.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No : Creaking and popping sounds are normal. Worry if it locks or gives out on you . If the pain worsens seek help. I've after use , heat imbetween , take ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You suffer from tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). See a dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with this disorder t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
First thing is 2 get: a firm diagnosis. Get in 2 C a sports medicine, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon & find out what is wrong . often requires hands on xam &am ... Read More
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