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why does my whole leg ache from osteoarthritis in my knees?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Typically osteoarthritis in the knee causes pain limited to the knee itself and not really the whole leg. It may just be a referred pain for the knee or you may have something else causing pain in the leg in addition to your osteoarthritis. Consider being checked. Thank you.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritic knee pain is often referred up toward the hip or down into the shin or calf.
Sep 26, 2013

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