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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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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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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Hmmm?: Depends why your knee pains you in the first place; initially i would not recommend any strenuous activity/exercise...Just rest it; maybe an ice pack. If you continue to suffer try a mild dose of Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are still without relief then please get to your doctor for a more detailed examination...Better to get the approrpiate diagnosis and correct treatment than trial and error. ...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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

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