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What is patellofemoral arthralgia mean? What are the symptoms of having that? Also what does having a lateral instability mean in the knee ?

What is patellofemoral  arthralgia mean? What are the symptoms of having that? Also what does having a lateral instability mean in the knee ?

Knee area pain: The patellofemoral joint is the joint where the kneecap articulates with the femur or thigh bone. Inflammation of this joint is not uncommon in young women and often resolves by itself in time. Lateral instability is the movement of the kneecap to the outside of the joint. It is also not uncommon in young women and specific exercises can help. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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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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My wife has joint pain in her knees. Is there something she can do for this?

My wife has joint pain in her knees.  Is there something she can do for this?

Many options: There are many options that exist for knee pain. Physical therapy, antiinflammatory medication and injections are all good option to treat his problem. Advice from an orthopedic surgeon would help outline the best option for her. ...Read more

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I exercise often and want to know what techniques I can utilize to reduce or eliminate joint pain (knees mostly)?

I exercise often and want to know what techniques I can utilize to reduce or eliminate joint pain (knees mostly)?

Anterior thigh: I have found that the anterior thigh muscles seem to atrophy over the years and this phenomena is accompanied by knee pain. Squats and leg lifts are good ways to start strengthening these muscle. Walk backwards up hill and feel you anterior thigh muscles burn and this will let you know how weak they are. Strengthen muscles around joint to fight arthritis. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

What could cause sudden, severe joint pain and stiffness in knee?

Meniscal/ ligament i: The symptoms you describe can be from a meniscal and or ligament injury or from an acute episode of chronic arthritic problems; would suggest observation and evaluation. ...Read more

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If side effect of a medication says joint pain, will it affect replaced joints? Both my knees have been replaced.

If side effect of a medication says joint pain, will it affect replaced joints? Both my knees have been replaced.

Shouldn't: Those joints are denervated, and the cartilage that would inflame and hurt has been removed. -Other- joints may hurt, but not those that have been replaced. ...Read more

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Rigjt knee joint pain?

Rigjt knee joint pain?

Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more

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What causes knee joint pain?

Many causes: Any time you have improper function or injury of a joint it can cause pain. If you have knee pain that interferes with your activity you should see a doctor. Many young teens have knee pain with exercise. This is a growth-related condition. There should be no swelling or limp and the pain is temporary. It is called osgood-schlatters. It is not serious. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

What are some over-the-counter meds for joint pain (ankles, knees, wrists, etc)?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can be excellent for this type of pain. They can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. ...Read more

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Is there anything in an endoscopy or colonoscopy that would be the cause of my chronic joint pain in knees and backs?

Is there anything in an endoscopy or colonoscopy that would be the cause of my chronic joint pain in knees and backs?

No: Many things in life happen together but are unrelated. A primary care doctor can evaluate the chronic joint pains (and can refer to specialists as needed) to see if the symptoms are autoimmune (rheumatologic), due to physical activities or the lack of physical activity (orthopedic), related to a recent viral infection, etc... ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my knees and want to know what should I expect or anticipate as far as joint pain or problems in the future. ?

I have tendonitis in my knees and want to know what should I expect or anticipate as far as joint pain or problems in the future. ?

Don't understand: What you mean by tendinitis of knees? Is your condition involving the tendons surrounding the knees- do you have other joint complaints- are you an athlete?- do you exercise a lot. Did u have rheumatic fever as a child?- lot's of questions about your complaint. ...Read more

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What would happen if i went to an urgent care center with severe joint pain. Mainly in my knees which is the most severe.. Almost a week now?

What would happen if i went to an urgent care center with severe joint pain. Mainly in my knees which is the most severe.. Almost a week now?

Varies : It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more

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Hello, I have PTSD I've had symptoms for over a few years but only recently diagnosed, I have serve joint pain in back and knees,could this b linked?

It's possible: There is a definite association (a link but with unclear cause) between PTSD and heightened pain sensitivity. The lower back would be an expected location for this sort of pain to be perceived, the knees less so. Generally, the way to go about this is to get checked out with a good physical exam, possibly X-rays (but maybe not at your age) then if negative for pathology consider the PTSD angle. ...Read more

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36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. or is this me getting old?

36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. or is this me getting old?

See a dermatologist: Guttate psoriasis usually clears in a few WEEKS. Do you have plaque psoriasis or erythrodermic psoriasis or pustular psoriasis? Do you have psoriasis??? You may have psoriatic arthritis. Do you have nail changes? Clearly you need a dermatologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Varies: It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first. ...Read more

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How can one cure knee-joint pain?

How can one  cure knee-joint pain?

Knee joint pain: Start with rest, ice, compression, elevation. If not better check with your doctor/orthopedic surgeon with good exam, history , and imaging. May need operative intervention if significant acl, meniscus, tendon, or arthritis problems. ...Read more

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Sudden knee joint pain, what to do?

RICE protocol: In order to understand the cause, it would be important to know how this started? Injury? Has this happened before? Swelling? Redness? Where is the pain? Generic treatment includes RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). May try topical ointments, oral NSAIDs if able, and/or bracing. The most likely cause would be osteoarthritis, however, if there was an injury could have a ligament injury. ...Read more

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How can I minimize knee joint pain?

Depends on the cause: Most aches and pains in the knee without a major injury can be improved with non-impact aerobic activity (swimming, biking, elliptical), quadriceps and hip abductor and short external rotator strengthening, hamstring stretching, ice, nsaids, avoidance of an activity that causes pain. If the symptoms persist or there is significant swelling, see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more