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After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

Bad veins?: consider using compression stockings 18-20 mmHg, and elevate your legs after a long shift. Ask a doctor for US to measure vein reflux. It is just one possibility- but a car main problem . ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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18 son complains w knee pain, hasn't injured it been sick last while stomach issues can this be lukemia ?

Not necessarily at -: All. There isn't much to go on to make a diagnosis like that.
Get him see his pcp to be evaluated with an examination and some labs. While any disease is a possibility, its not very probable, as there are more common causes of painful knee in a 18 year old.
Do yourself a favor and stop worrying, by getting him into seeing his pcp soon.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit. ...Read more

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Periods late by 4 days, though I am taking Duphaston for pco. Pregnancy test came negative. Got back&knee pain, brown discharge, gas & stomach cramps.

Periods late by 4 days, though I am taking Duphaston for pco. Pregnancy test came negative. Got back&knee pain, brown discharge, gas & stomach cramps.

PCO: You did not say how often you are taking that medication. If you are taking it on a daily basis ir just for 5, 10 or 15 days. Always consider pregnancy if you missed your period. If pregnancy, it might be too early to show a positive pregnancy test. However, depending on how you are taking that med, periods might be normal or very light. More info is needed to help you more. ...Read more

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At 67 my left knee pains since 2006 after a hard knock in 2006. Soft tissue damage. Is chondroitin, glucosamine effective? I like to belly dance again

At 67 my left knee pains since 2006 after a hard knock in 2006. Soft tissue damage. Is chondroitin, glucosamine effective? I like to belly dance again

Knee pain: Your issue as you have stated is soft tissue damage and not cartilage. While there are conflicting reviews on the use of Chondroitin/glucosamine I still feel that its worthwhile taking this and trying it out. However it will probably not do much for soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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I dance over 10 hrs a wk &have knee pain on the outside of my kneecap for over a wk but i don't remember injuring it... Is it simple overuse or worse?

I dance over 10 hrs a wk &have knee pain on the outside of my kneecap for over a wk but i don't remember injuring it...  Is it simple overuse or worse?

Sometimes: The pre-patellar bursa may get inflame, but it will get swollen. Other times the ligaments above or below your patella can get strained, as well as collateral ligaments in each side of knee. Rest and ice should help, if persists, go have evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when i turn out and knee pain?

I had a dance injury and hip pain/popping when i turn out and knee pain?

Therapy: If you are still dancing with the injury you will continue to get worse. Doctor evaluation and physical therapy would be reasonable to prevent more problems from developing and to fix the original problem. Dance is very strenuous on the hips so it is important not to let this go too long without treatment. ...Read more

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Grade1 ACL sprain, was allowed to dance again after 2 weeks. Is it alright if I do ballet? still can't fully extend my knee.Pain when stand on it

Grade1 ACL sprain, was allowed to dance again after 2 weeks. Is it alright if I do ballet? still can't fully extend my knee.Pain when stand on it

Dancing: Before doing ballet I would wait till you can fully extend the knee and be able to stand without pain you do not want to further injure the ACL before it's fully healed ...Read more

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Terrible knee pain and weakness. Feel a burn in knees when i dance. Tests normal, disc issue in neck and low back. Disc or something else causing pain?

Terrible knee pain and weakness. Feel a burn in knees when i dance. Tests normal, disc issue in neck and low back. Disc or something else causing pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

As a dancer: YOU NEED HEALTHY KNEES! ,...and it sounds to me like you may have INTERNAL DERANGEMENT of one or both of your needs( Cartilage damage)
SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPEDIST for an examination , possible MRI studies and GOOD LUCK!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Fell on my knees10 wks ago.Had x-rays on my right knee.No fracture on it.It still hurts when I walk&has some numbness sometimes.Today,I danced(did some "twist dancing"&other)for about 25-30 minutes.Can the dance reinjure my knee?Pain didn't get worse

Fell on my knees10 wks ago.Had x-rays on my right knee.No fracture on it.It still hurts when I walk&has some numbness sometimes.Today,I danced(did some "twist dancing"&other)for about 25-30 minutes.Can the dance reinjure my knee?Pain didn't get worse

Yes but unlikely.: 10 weeks is a good enough length of time for the tendons, muscles, & cartilage off the knee to heal provided there was no tear or fracture. So the chances of RE-injuring your knee is low. Dancing can INJURE the knee (in a new way), of course. If you experience soreness or pain (anywhere- not just the knee), the 1st step for immediate treatment is to ice it - keep it cold. You can often do it daily ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

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What will help my knee pain?

What will help my knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics.Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Could be neural/structural/infection, etc.Generic treatments incl. heat/ice,surgery, manipulation,prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

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What can I do for knee pain?

Depends on problem : There are many treatments but to provide the correct options more information is necessary . Can you elaborate on your problem? ...Read more

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How can I heal my knee pain?

How can I heal my knee pain?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my knee pain?

How do I reduce my knee pain?

Depends on the cause: In general, the pain comes from the joint itself, the ligaments, tendons and shock absorbers known as bursae around the knee. Sometimes the pain is referred from elsewhere like your lower back or hip. Once the cause is known the treatment plan can be formulated. Some basic ideas include keeping your weight down and certain types of exercise to keep the muscles around your knee conditioned. ...Read more

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What can I take for knee pain?

What can I take for knee pain?

Pain type is crucial: Knee pain can be joint pain, muscle pain, bone pain, bursitis pain, tendon pain, muscle pain, etc. Just because the knee hurts does not mean arthritis and does not mean a need for injections or surgery. You may need a good conditioning program, even seeing a physicial therapist. Muscle strength is important to help knee pain - the muscle help protect the knee. ...Read more

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What causes back of knee pain?

What causes back of knee pain?

Baker's Cyst: There can be many causes of pain in the back of the knee. There could be a baker' cyst - a cyst which bulges into the back of the knee from the knee. Other causes can be blood clots, bursitis, tendons, cartilage, etc. ...Read more

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What to do about my knee pain?

What to do about my knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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What can be done for knee pain?

What can be done for knee pain?

Find the cause: If overuse, consider rest, ice, compression, elevation, anti-inflammatories (if allowed), progressive stretching/modalities, etc. If a significant tear or injury, consider imaging and thorough exam, which may or may not require surgery. ...Read more

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Looking for help with knee pain?

Diagnosis: There are numerous reasons for knee pain and an evaluation is generally required. Most orthopedics exams are directed at identifying surgical problems. Patients are often surprised much of knee pain is poor control at the hip and ankle. Two YouTube videos review the concepts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Nh5aYwFnA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more