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East Providence, RI
A 49-year-old male asked:

can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? secondary degenerative changes? if yes, how?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Yes: Prior spinal fractures can sometimes lead to degenerative changes of the hips and knees secondarily. This is a result in an alteration of the biomechanics of walking which can place altered stress forces on these joints.

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What should a teen do for chronic knee pain?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Rest, stretch, NSAID: Teens can have a variety of reasons for knee pain. Get checked by an orthopaedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. It can be growth related and self limiting requiring activity reduction at times and rest or anti-inflammatories. But, you much get checked to make sure its not a rare serious problem.
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have extreme cramps and back pain the first day I get my period so bad and it last awhile and pain meds don't help could this be something serious?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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Probably not: In younger women congestive dysmenorrhea can be very severe just before and the first 1-2 days of the cycle. If the symptoms are so severe consider using oral contraceptives which will relieve the symptoms. Talk to your gynecologist about it.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for arthritic knee pain aside surgery?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Multi-Modal approach: Here are many non surgical options of things to try to reduce pain or improve function before moving on to surgery. -ice -nsaids -nutritional supplements that reduce inflammation -good hydration -reducing caffeine -knee braces -knee compression sleeves -physical therapy & exercise -cortisone injections -lubricant injections (hylauronic acid) -avoiding lots of stairs or ladders -accupuncture.
Kendall Park, NJ
A 18-year-old female asked:

I get a sharp pain that runs from my right wrist up to my elbow that goes away after a few minutes. No past injuries; didn't hit my arm. What is it?

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Dr. Ish Rawal
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Your symptoms could indicate carpal tunnel. If you do alot of typing, writing or anything that entails alot of wrist/ elbow movement then it is a possibility. You can try to use wrist brace and see if that helps. These days xbox, ps3, txt msging on small phone screens can all cause it..
South Amboy, NJ
A 37-year-old male asked:

Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. Always get sharp pain checked out as well. Thats our body telling us something is not right.

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