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A 40-year-old member asked:

what are the signs of knee arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Pain swelling, stiff: Pain, swelling and stiffness are hallmark signs and symptoms of knee arthritis.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many signs: Cartilage is needed for normal joint motion. Damage to cartilage may lead to crepitation, pain, swelling, inflammation, and limitation of motion of the affected joint.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to attempt to salvage cartilage, and then joint replacement.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Pain with activity: Iliotibial band syndrome (@ knee) can result in lateral (outside) knee pain as the tight it band snaps across the prominent lateral femoral epicondyle above the actual knee joint line. Arthritis will present with crepitance and knee joint swelling and even cracking and popping as the arthritic irregular joint surfaces rub against one another with motion. Xrays, exam, & history will determine cause.
A 63-year-old male asked:

What are the causes of knee arthritis and cure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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 tests, x-rays, a thorough history and physical (these are foremost!), can help answer the best approach to treatment! hopefully, your arthritis can be corrected!
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is knee arthritis?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
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, pain, swelling and even progressive deformities. A variety of treatments are available depending on the stage of progresion of the arthritis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

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Dr. Stephen Quinnan
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, (naproxen) ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended.

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