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Dr. Robert Lowe
1,576 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Could shoe sole replacements cause hip joint pain?

Could shoe sole replacements cause hip joint pain?

Shoe Inserts and Hip: Subtle changes in shoes, insoles and orthotic devices can cause and help problems up the leg. If you simply switched an old shoe insert with a new insert, that alone probably did not cause the problem. My first guess would be that the shoes overall are beginning to break down and replacing the insoles was too late to help a developing hip problem. I would get a new shoe and test out this theory. ...Read more

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Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Knee injury with clicking and popping?

Several things.: It could be a tracking issue of the kneecap, or a meniscal tear, or a loose body, just to name a few possibilities. See an orthopedic knee specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Knee pain, instability and painful cracking. MRI shows degeneration of meniscus but no tear. Severe Osteoarthritis. Am I looking at knee replacement?

Knee pain, instability and painful cracking. MRI shows degeneration of meniscus but no tear. Severe Osteoarthritis. Am I looking at knee replacement?

Eventually: Yes, a knee replacement is almost certainly in your future. However, 55 is on the young side for this surgery. Knee sleeves, NSAIDs and injections such as Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or Orthovisc may help and should be tried first. ...Read more

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Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?

Depends: If your kneecap is popping in and out, this is a problem with the surgery and likely will not cause a meniscus tear. But if your knee itself is subluxating/popping out (rare), this certainly could cause a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Knee locking causes?

Knee locking causes?

Possibly: Osteochondritis dikseccans. A chip comes out of the back of the knee cap and forms a foreign body that can lock the joint. Also an old injury might. Needs x-ray. ...Read more

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Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?

Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?

Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physical Therapy, medications, weight control and non drug interventions (such as Tai Chi) can help to reduce pain/improve function. You may want to discuss a comprehensive program with your health care provider as well as an Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help. ...Read more

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Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Unlikely : Most commonly joint pain is related to some type of arthritis. Evaluation by a rheumatologist can help elucidate which type of arthritis is present. ...Read more

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I asked questions before my symptoms are bad headaches, joint pain knees elbows wrist. Knee popping joint pain is mild?

I asked questions before my symptoms  are bad headaches,  joint pain knees elbows wrist.  Knee popping joint pain is mild?

See details: Your symptoms are not specific so there are numerous pissible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Sprain: Because of torque forces that caused the ankle sprain, those same forces can translate to the knee and damage either the collateral ligaments or the meniscus surfaces. Your sports podiatrist or an orthopedist should be consulted. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

I am experiencing  knee pain, knee buckling, knee pop and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Popping or snapping sound from knee joint. Feel like joint is moving, getting stuck and then pop?

Ortho: consider seeing an ortho especially if painful. if something bad you don't want it to go too long without intervention . and if nothing bad, you will be reassured ...Read more

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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more