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Can cold weather cause knee pain post tkr?

Can cold weather cause knee pain post tkr?

Theoretically: It is thought that changes in pressure with weather fronts can cause pain in joints. The changes in pressure result in slight changes in the joint resulting in pressure on the lining which results in pain. This is common in folks with arthritis and chronic swelling. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Could you please tell me if weak muscles can cause knee pain 18 months after tkr.

Could you please tell me if weak muscles can cause knee pain 18 months after tkr.

Yes: So work on the muscles. The knee replacement surgery usually makes the knee muscles less stable so your need to work them out. Also it could be that the hardware has issues, so talk with your ortho. Lastly some people can have a metal allergy so if nothing works get your bloodwork done to see if you are allergic to the metal used. ...Read more

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Medial knee pain after tkr. Still limping oct 10 -- surgery may 8. Cause. Had manipulation in aug. 120 degree now- was 90?

Medial knee pain after tkr. Still limping oct 10 -- surgery may 8. Cause. Had manipulation in aug. 120 degree now- was 90?

Exam and X-rays: Medial knee pain after a tka and manipulation could be several different things. A thorough exam, x-rays and possibly lab work would be helpful. See your ors. Limping alone can cause knee bursitis. (pes). Scar tissue remaining in medial gutter, overhang of tibial baseplate, low grade infection, a condition called mid -flexion instability, referred pain from hip ; and others should be considered. ...Read more

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I'm 53 yr old having diabetes, thyroid, BP and knee pain. Should undergo tkr or not?

I'm 53 yr old having diabetes, thyroid, BP and knee pain. Should undergo tkr or not?

TKA: Pain not responding to conservative treatment, along with deformity, is the prime reason to have tka. Tune up the dm, htn, & thyroid disease with pcp prior. ...Read more

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Can a pt be a candidate for TKR if they have chronic knee pain without severe arthritis? I've had 4 previous surgeries & still have debilitating pain.

Can a pt be a candidate for TKR if they have chronic knee pain without severe arthritis? I've had 4 previous surgeries & still have debilitating pain.

No: Pain can be mechanical (worn or broken joint), inflammatory (something irritating or infecting the joint), neuropathic (nerve problem), or functional (normal joint but brain senses pain). First, find out which type of pain. TKR is only done for completely worn out joint. So, no. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told I need a total knee replacement 2 years ago?

Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told I need a total knee replacement 2 years ago?

See your doctor: Pain at rest is a common symptom of arthritis in the knee. It can come from bone swelling or joint inflammation and vary in intensity from day to day. Most people with knee arthritis will feel pain on the medial side. Medications or injections may provide temporary relief. Partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. An orthopedic surgeon can help you. ...Read more

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If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

Evaluate TKR: Early partella dislocation after a tkr that is non traumatic suggests that there maybe a malposition of some of the knee components. See your surgeon for best evaluation and discussion of the situation. Special xrays mayu be required including ct scan and weight bearing xrays of the knee. ...Read more

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4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

Nerve entrapment: When the surgical site heals some of the superficial nerves can get trapped in the scar tissue which can cause the skin to be very sensitive to the touch. ...Read more

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My knee pain started over a year ago, at that time I was doing a lot of excercise, got an x ray, looks normal and the pain is worse in hot weather?

My knee pain started over a year ago, at that time I was doing a lot of excercise, got an x ray, looks normal and the pain is worse in hot weather?

Knee pain: Knee pain with a normal X-ray can be due to a variety of issues; the weather really should have no significant effect though. In your age group, overuse can cause joint inflammation, local tendonitis, etc. You can injure the soft tissues in your knee (e.g. meniscus tear, often with twisting motions) and these can take time to repair or need surgery if they are large enough. An MRI can help dx. ...Read more

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Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around/behind kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Akp?

Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around/behind kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Akp?

therapy is importan: This sounds like you have patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is the result of mild damage to the cartilage behind her kneecap or a chronic strain to the muscles attaching into the kneecap. If symptoms of swelling, catching, locking and giving way occur he may require surgery. If these do not exist physical therapy stressing the core, hip muscles and the muscles would be indicated. ...Read more

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Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Knees crack.

Knee pain on/off 7 yrs. Around kneecaps. Both legs, not always same time. Can’t link to weather, activity, temp. Heat=more discomfort. Knees crack.

Patellofemoral: This sounds like patellofemoral syndrome, which refers to pain behind the kneecaps, in the patellofemoral joints. Early degeneration and cartilage wear can cause these symptoms (including cracking/grinding), as can misalignment of the patella. For many patients, simple physical therapy to strengthen the medial quads can help. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What should I do about my knee hurting in cold weather?

What should I do about my knee hurting in cold weather?

Not much: There is not much you can do other trying tylenol (acetaminophen) or either advil or aleve if the pain is serious enough. Have the knee x rayed to find out if there is an underlying arthritis. ...Read more

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Every time the cold weather comes my knee swells up with fluid. Why? I have a meniscus tear but in summer is doesn’t swell

Every time the cold weather comes my knee swells up with fluid. Why? I have a meniscus tear but in summer is doesn’t swell

Vaso-constriction: When it's cold, the veins and surrounding nerves constrict blood vessels in the limbs, to minimize heat loss and help keep warm the core of the body, where vital organs are. But the increased activation of these nerves around joints in response to cold weather might also lead to an increase in the pain a person feels, and cause less fluid/blood flow out of the knee-thus the increased swelling. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my knee hurts in the cold weather?

Why might it be that my knee hurts in the cold weather?

Reason not clear: Arthritic joints are often very sensitive to weather changes. Most times pain is in response to falls in barometric pressure but sometimes it is to humidity or cold. The exact reason for pain in response to cold is unknown. ...Read more

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Pain in upper leg and behind knee when exposed to cold weather. Stopped heavy sport training 4 months ago? Do I have rheumatic problems?

Pain in upper leg and behind knee when exposed to cold weather. Stopped heavy sport training 4 months ago? Do I have rheumatic problems?

Possibly musclespasm: Cold weather can send muscles like hamstrings into spasm. In addition, they may be tighter having stopped sport training. I would recommend you see a Sports Medicine MD for an eval as the back of the knee is not as typical a location for rheumatism.They can evaluate you & get you into Physical Therapy which should get you tip top. In the interim warmth, stretching, massage & restorative yoga could help ...Read more

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I have patellar tendonitis in my knee and lately I can feel the pain in my hip. Is this normal and since the cold weather I can notice the pain more.

I have patellar tendonitis in my knee and lately I can feel the pain in my hip. Is this normal and since the cold weather I can notice the pain more.

Knee and hip pain: Can lead to back pain. See a physical therapist that works with gait or kinetic movements. It's very easy to overcompensate for pain and change your whole posture. At the other end of the body jaw clenching can lead to shoulder and neck tension ...Read more

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What causes burning knee pain? My knee gets hot then cold like freezing what causes that? I do have a displacement?

What causes burning knee pain? My knee gets hot then cold like freezing what causes that? I do have a displacement?

Nonspecific: Knee pain as you describe can be caused by a number of conditions including cellulitis (skin infection), arthritis, gout, cartilage damage, etc. Displacement (such as a patellar subluxation) is usually well seen on examination by a physician. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. Etc. A proper history and physical, incl. Osteopathic exam may find the cause. Other tests may help. Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Could doing deep knee bends back in 60s girls pe classes cause knee pain and damage? I always wondered.

Could doing deep knee bends back in 60s girls pe classes cause knee pain and damage? I always wondered.

I doubt it: These exercises do not necessarily cause any long-term knee damage, your you evaluation will clarify why you have knee pain and that's probably your first step. We need a diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

Knee pain: Injury, swelling, meniscus tear, ligament tear of acl and pcl, ligament tears of mcl and lcl, fracture, synovitis, connective tissue disease, arthritis, referred pain, among others. ...Read more

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Could sciatica make knee pain worse or be the complete cause?

Possible: If you have an underlying spine issue, it could cause the nerves going to the knee muscles to malfunction which can cause the knee to hurt or even muscles around the knee to misfire resulting in knee pain as well. I would however still make sure your knee isn't the problem as well. Both need to be treated in order for this to work in the long term. ...Read more

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I have knee pain caused by tennis playing, how to deal with it?

Need Evaluation: There are several possible causes of your tennis induced knee pain. Without more info a firm recommendation is not possible. But assuming there is no significant problems, then I would suggest nsaid's, ice, and rest. Specific knee exercise may help and you may have to get some physical therapy. If there is a accredited trainer at your club, he/she might be able to show you some exercises. ...Read more

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

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