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My mum 57 old,had rheumatic fever when kid not cured,now have rheumatic heart and always with acute knee pain,does she need penicillin or what?

My mum 57 old,had rheumatic fever when kid not cured,now have rheumatic heart and always with acute knee pain,does she need penicillin or what?

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is caused by an inflammatory reaction to streptococcal pharyngitis. Recurrent bouts can further damage the heart. Risk is related to exposure to strep. If she teaches elementary school, then I would say yes, she needs to take penicillin every day to protect against a strep infection. ...Read more

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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more


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Right acute knee pain, burning and bruise- like feeling. Whole kneecap is worse, along its bottom. Stairs are very difficult to use, and it hurts any time i walk. Had a negative x- ray.

Right acute knee pain, burning and bruise- like feeling. Whole kneecap is worse, along its bottom. Stairs are very difficult to use, and it hurts any time i walk. Had a negative x- ray.

Patellofemoral pain?: Based on your description of the problem, your young age, and a negative x-ray, i'm suspicious that your pain may be patellofemoral in nature. If this is the case, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps can be very helpful. An elastic knee brace may also help. Since the symptoms are acute, it is possible that you have a torn tendon or ligament. Ultrasound or MRI can be very helpful. ...Read more

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My surgeon says I have pseudolocking, intermittent acute anterior knee pain, occasional anteromedial pain . What does all that mean ?

My surgeon says  I have pseudolocking, intermittent acute anterior knee pain, occasional anteromedial pain . What does all that mean ?

Not sure: Your surgeon sounds like he has a creative sense of medical terminology. Not sure of what he means by pseudolocking. Your knee either locks or it doesn't. I guess he could be describing what he thinks is the perception of locking that you are describing. Long story short sounds like he is describing patellofemoral pain. Stretch hammies, strengthen quad, nsaids..Yada yada. ...Read more

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Sudden onset knee pain not a result trama I've had problem about a week now I've tried icing and compression which relieved some pain.. ?

Sudden onset knee pain not a result trama I've had problem about a week now I've tried icing and compression which relieved some pain.. 

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Could be soft tissue: the knee pain with sudden onset can be little cartilage pieces that break loose.. however if the pain is outside the joint, tendon strain, knee cap subluxation can also cause sudden pain. Ice, nsaids such as motrin. With any persistent swelling, see MD for arthrocentesis and perhaps a cortisone shot ...Read more

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I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

I have had back of knee pain for a few weeks, sore when straightening from acute angle and hurts most if a twist happens. Should I use a support?

Investigate why?: Sounds like it could be a Bakers cyst! These are knee fluid collection in a cyst behind the knee, likely as a result of trauma, wear and tear,i.e. A torn meniscus?, should get an MRI to better understand why this is occurring!A support may make it worse! Need to find out what causes the fluid buildup up! May need to aspirated knee, please see a rheumatologist or Ortho, Best! ...Read more

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I have knee pain, can't bear weight, looks like bruising, but don't recall any acute injury?

I have knee pain, can't bear weight, looks like bruising, but don't recall any acute injury?

Take NSAIDS and wait: Try Aleve (naproxen) or motrin. Weight bear gradually over a few days. Make a mental note of where the pain is and what makes it worse. It could be many things, most of which are not surgical. If it lasts, see your doctor to determine if there is fluid on your knee. Special radiographic studies may be necessary. I usually inject a knee, because of the low cost compared to an mri. ...Read more

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Day after doing burpees,am having knee pain,lateral meniscus?not acute, like deaf pain.Can't see any swell. Still could run 10k yesterday. What to do?

Day after doing burpees,am having knee pain,lateral meniscus?not acute, like deaf pain.Can't see any swell. Still could run 10k yesterday. What to do?

Cut back: Time will tell. If it is a serious injury/tear to the meniscus it probably womt get better. If it is a minor injury, it should improve with a few days of cutting back. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. 
 
Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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