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A 19-year-old female asked:

is treadmill is harmful for knees and joints?

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Dr. Darren Leavitt
Podiatry 8 years experience
It can be: Running on a treadmill changes the way that you normally run. They do not mimic the regular gait (or running/walking) cycle because the matt pulls your feet through the cycle, instead of your feet pushing on the ground to propel you forward. Because your joints are going through movements that they are not used to, it may cause damage to your joints over prolonged periods of time in some people.

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Why are my baby's knees red and bumpy?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Atopic dermatitis: This could be atopic dermatitis (a.D.) a.D starts in infancy and many kids outgrow it. It is described as the itch that rashes. The rash can be on the face, arms and legs the main treatments are aimed at controlling the dryness. Bathe your baby with a mild, non-drying soap (dove) in lukewarm water. Use moisturizers frequently. Your pediatrician may prescribe a steroid cream for the rash.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My joints crack when I move. Am I at risk for arthritis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not just from noises: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. A person with no joint pains before or after cracking a joint is probably not damaging the joint. However, making it a frequent habit has uncertain long-term effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How does glucosamine affect joint health?

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Dr. Samuel Lazaro
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal compound: Glucosamine in the form of sulfate is found in the cartilage and synovial fluid of the joints it may be helpful to reduce the use of non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents. Main application will be for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that shark cartilage help joints?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Yes: Yes some studies have shown benefit.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you treat chondroblastoma of the knee?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Surgery: Chondroblastomas of the knee are usually removed surgically. Bone grafting may be required.

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