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Doctor insights on: Can Knee Deterioration Be Caused By Hyperthyroidism

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Could Accutane cause the deterioration of knee cartilage?

Could Accutane cause the deterioration of knee cartilage?

Nolt likely: By cartilage degeneration, I am assume you mean meniscus degeneration. This is not list as an adverse event. Also on nlm search there were no articles that reported any meniscus problem associated with Accutane use. Joint pain and musculoskeletal symptoms are not uncommon. If you mean arthritis, it has been reported as an associated adverse event and is mentioned in the package insert. ...Read more

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My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?

My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how  long can he go with out surgery?

The sooner : The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain on the inside of my knee when I am lying flat i can walk and sit with little discomfort i also have deteriorating disks in my low?

I have shooting pain on the inside of my knee when I am lying flat i can walk and sit with little discomfort i also have deteriorating disks in my low?

Back and/or knee: If the knee doesn't swell, get hot, red, click or lock (arrested during active extension or flexion) then look elsewhere for causation including pinched spinal nerves. Other nerve issues, including intrapelvic are also possible. If the pain is severe or you have trouble walking, even though painless, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee cartilage deterioration, moderate narrowing, small joint effusion, periarticular spur fluid; MRI clear yet terrible pain. what can be done now?

Knee pain: sounds like there is some arthritic changes--and I suspect MRI has ruled out meniscal tear. If not responding to high dose nsaids ie aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and rest--to orthopedics and may need a procedure ...Read more

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Can deterioration of the knee cartilage affect the whole leg? ( by way of muscle strain, cramps, or weakness when stepping)

Can deterioration of the knee cartilage affect the whole leg? ( by way of muscle strain, cramps, or weakness when stepping)

Very Good Chance!: If your knee cartilage is damaged, your knee will not function correctly. Most folks will favor the other knee, or alter their body mechanics to compensate. This may with time lead to dysfunction in other areas. Your body can also involuntarily stop firing muscle groups to try to protect the injured knee. A good physical therapy program or home exercises may be an option if early enough. ...Read more

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Numbness in leg portion between thighs n knees evn after standing for 10-15 min. What is the cause?

Numbness in leg portion between thighs n knees evn after standing for 10-15 min. What  is the cause?

Back problem: It could be a trapped nerve from a bulging disk in your back. Could be a too tight muscle as well. See your doctor for an evaluation. Physical therapy may help, and i know acupuncture will. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more