A 38-year-old member asked:
if i am getting sharp pains in my knee, does that mean i am losing all of my knee cartilage?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Ayres answered
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Sharp pains can be caused by anything from a torn meniscal cartilage, patella chondromalacia, arthritis, or even referred pain from a hip or lower back problem. If you have knee pain interfering with activities of daily living you should have it evaluated by a trained professional to see what is going on.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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