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Can anything be done about knee arthritis for a very athletic teenager?

Can anything be done about knee arthritis for a very athletic teenager?

Yes: A well designed quad strengthening program can do wonders for knee pain. See a doctor trained in sports medicine or a good physical trainer for a treatment plan and to make sure nothing else is to blame. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What can be done for ankle/knee arthritis?

What can be done for ankle/knee arthritis?

Depends : On the type of arthritis present, the extent etc. I.E arthritis can be rheumatoid or osteoarthritis and there treatments would be different. ...Read more

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What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do about knee arthritis?

What can I do about   knee arthritis?

Many things!: First is it an inflammatory or degenerative problem, or both. Are mechanical factors present: patellar mistracking , knoch knees (genu valgus), hypermobility. There are to many directions to give you a good answer! ...Read more

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Is having knee arthritis at 19 years old normal?

Is having knee arthritis at 19 years old normal?

No: Knee arthritis at age 19 is not "normal" but it can definitely happen. There are many possible causes. If you have had a previous injury to the knee "post-traumatic" arthritis may be the problem. If not then other causes include infection with a more sudden onset of redness and swelling of the joint and rapid worsening. Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatologic disorders must be considered. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

Pain with activity: Iliotibial band syndrome (@ knee) can result in lateral (outside) knee pain as the tight it band snaps across the prominent lateral femoral epicondyle above the actual knee joint line. Arthritis will present with crepitance and knee joint swelling and even cracking and popping as the arthritic irregular joint surfaces rub against one another with motion. Xrays, exam, & history will determine cause. ...Read more

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Knee arthritis- male 64 - what to do what kind of treatment?

Knee arthritis- male 64 - what to do what kind of treatment?

Multi step process : Treatment of knee arthritis goes sequentially from less invasive to more invasive. Begin with activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy , anti inflammatory meds, and then move to more invasive options such as cortisone injections or visco supplementary injections. Surgical options include arthroscopy, partial knee replacement, & total knee replacement. ...Read more

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I have bad knee arthritis, is the elliptical machine the best?

I have bad knee arthritis, is the elliptical machine the best?

Low impact is good: Low impact activities such as walking, elliptical and swimming are good exercises for knee arthritis. However, if you have significant arthritis in your knee cap, it is better to keep the incline at a lower level on the elliptical. With knee cap arthritis, the deeper the knee bend (flexion), the more stress on the knee cap. Experiment with different exercises, keep a log and track what is best. ...Read more

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Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

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 and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy, Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Hello i have right knee arthritis from injury. I dont want surgery what options do i have?

Hello i have right knee arthritis from injury. I dont want surgery what options do i have?

Depends : Depends on the injury. Options not surgical may include living with what you've got, taking pain relief and physiotherapy. Variety of knee injuries though and some of them respond better than others to conservative management. Think best to discuss with a doctor for specific advice for your situation ...Read more

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Is fluid in the knee arthritis or osteoarthritis ?

Is fluid in the knee arthritis or osteoarthritis ?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for fluid in the knee. The fluid itself can be from an injury, inflammation, or other causes. Osteoarthritis is one type of arthritis. If there is concern about the nature of the fluid in the knee, it can be drawn out and sent to the lab to see what it is. An MRI is a test that can look for other associated conditions as well. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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I have knee arthritis and a meniscus tear. What should I do?

I have knee arthritis and a meniscus tear. What should I do?

Arthritis & meniscus: If mild arthritis with primarily well-defined tear that is causing mechanical symptoms, then scope. If just mild degenerative meniscus without mechanical symptoms(locking, etc), then treat the arthritis primarily. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat knee arthritis?

What is the best way to treat knee arthritis?

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 and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy to help as well. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

Which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, (naproxen) ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring nearly 1000 lbs of force on the knee joint. A schwinn airdyne is very good, because you also use arms and spread the work to upper extremity as well. Isometric exercises are also helpful! ...Read more

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Does prolotherapy help with chronic knee arthritis?

Does prolotherapy help with chronic knee arthritis?

Prolo: Yes. It aids in stabilizing the knee joint preventing further laxity if the ligaments which contributes to worsening of osteoarthritis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What're some ways to loosen up a stiff knee (arthritis)?

What're some ways to loosen up a stiff knee (arthritis)?

Low-impact exercise: Riding the stationary bike or using the eliptical machine and judiciously using anti-inflammatory medications (follow the label) can help with your symptoms. Icing the knee is also helpful. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can eat to help prevent knee arthritis?

Is there anything i can eat to help prevent knee arthritis?

No: Although there are people that advocate special diets to help control the pain associated with arthritis, there is no diet, supplement or food that has bene shown to prevent arthritis. Many factors are involved with the development of arthritis, only a few of which we understand. Despite what commercials may claim, as far as weknow, there are no foods that will help with prevention. ...Read more

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What are some things you can do to alleviate knee arthritis pain?

What are some things you can do to alleviate knee arthritis pain?

< impact activity: Impact aerobic activity is a modifiable risk factor for progression of arthritis along with excess body weight? So losing weight and avoiding running or hard court sports will help reduce symptoms of arthritis. Otc anti inflammatories (nsaids) and a healthy diet will also 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