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Can Anything Be Done About Knee Arthritis For A Very Athletic Teenager
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Many teenagers experience pain with activities from softening of the cartilage of the kneecap or from growth plate traction (osgood-schlatter disease). These tend to be a mild ache and resolve with cessation of activity and ibuprofen. If the pain persists after the activity, is not relieved with ibuprofen, occurs at night, or is associated with swelling, see your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: yes they can ,you need to see a reuhmatology specialist to order the appropriate tests and make the right diagnosis,and five you the proper treatment. test could start with X ray and will include blood test to check on your immune system,and the health of other organs that night effective with the treatment plan,like kidney,and liver. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there any specific exercise or stretch that can be done to correct out-toeing? I am 17 and am pretty active but it persists.
What would be possible causes for hip pain that is episodic in a 27yr old for 2 years no injury but did martial arts for 15 yrs I can barely walk!?
Overuse: Hip pain could be a sign of arthritic condition. If you did martial arts. That is a lot of stress on the hip. Since walking is difficult, I am concerned about an arthritis or a bursitis. You may want to start with having an examination with a sports medicine physician and then have an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After years of suffering with tendonitis can anything be done medically or surgurically for it. Medicines help a little bit i need something permanent?
Get a diagnosis: Tendinitis can occur by itself due to overuse, injury, or repetitive use. It can also be part of an arthritis or metabic disease. The first step in long term control is to determine the cause. There are many treatments for tendinitis however the treatment will vary depending on why it is occurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Impact: In general, is advised. A "bad knee" isn't a specific enough description to offer targeted information. A specific injury or condition will warrant specific limitations or the need for specific support. Consult your orthopedist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a meniscus tear. I also have osteoarthritis. What can be done to remedy the situation?just curious as I am waiting for orthopedic consult.
Op vs Nonop options: Nonoperative options include: NSAIDs, bracing, injections & decreasing impact aerobic activities. Operative options include arthroscopy, to diminish any mechanical symptoms (catching, locking or giving way), and more significant procedures such as realigning osteotomies, and even partial or total knee replacement for the most significant arthritis. Your orthopaedic surgeon will review all options. ...Read more
Same as in non-elder: Take anyone w/dislocated kneecap to ER if just happened. Need imaging/xrays to make sure nothing else injured/dislocated/broken. After ER visit, see Family Doc or Sports Medicine specialist for ongoing care. Bracing & exercise aka physical therapy are key to rehabilitation. Check out http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000585.htm for more info. ...Read more
Reduce activity: The issue with osd is use activity. When it flares up, anti-inflammatory medications can help some but the main treatment is to reduce stress on the knees by reducing activity. In RAE cases a soft long leg brace is used to relax the muscles & their pull against the inflames area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilirubin at 1.4. I am a runner , and also recently prescribed mobic (meloxicam) . Can either play a role and is that number real reason for concern?
Probably not: If you are running enough to break down red cells that could raise your bilirubin. Mobic (meloxicam) would more likely effect the kidneys. If your liver enzymes are normal and there is no mention of broken blood vessels on your blood count, this is likely a benign elevation. There is a condition known as gilbert's syndrome which is simply an isolated elevated bilirubin. A small percentage of males have it. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm looking for a video that is all standing poses for arthritis. can anyone recommend one?
?????????: I have no idea what you mean and I'm a rheumatologist. The question makes no sense. ...Read more
What injuries can cause female sterility from a very young age? Also, how bad would they need to be? (i am writing a novel with a sterile character)
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