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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 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 be done for a teenage athlete with knee joint pain everytime after sports?

What can be done for a teenage athlete with knee joint pain everytime after sports?

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

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Can a 28 year old have arthritis? What tests would be done?

Can a 28 year old have arthritis? What tests would be done?

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 more

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What can be done for a stiff knee?

What can be done for a stiff knee?

Stiff knee: Assuming no recent surgery or major injury, usually best to warm up and stretch the quad and hams. Possible home exercises or formal pt. Possible nsaids, omega, other modalities. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Usually a self fix.: Unfortunately, stretching and exercise have very little effect on altering the existing tibial torsion and femoral retroversion qualities of your leg. ...Read more

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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!?

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 more

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After years of suffering with tendonitis can anything be done medically or surgurically for it. Medicines help a little bit i need something permanent?

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 more

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What would be a great fitness plan for a very bad knee?

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

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What can be done for a bad knee?

What can be done for a bad knee?

Many options: Proper diagnosis will pin down the options. Nsaids, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, physical therapy, ice, braces, partial and total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy are all options. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What can be done for an elderly person with a dislocated kneecap?

What can be done for an elderly person with a dislocated kneecap?

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

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What can be done to help osgood schlatter disease for a 14 year old and quick?

What can be done to help osgood schlatter disease  for a 14 year old and quick?

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 more

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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?

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

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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 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)

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)

Infection: A pelvic infection could cause early sterility. Most common would be a congenital abnormality like a mullerian abnormality. Chromosomal problems like turner's syndrome are associated with early infertility as well. Hope that helps! ...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