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Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

See an osteopath dr: If you have a history of flat feet, this indicates that you may benefit from orthotics support. This means arch support that you can get otc. It may be best to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, who can do an osteopathic structural examination of your back's hips legs and knees, feet, as often both feet and low back is involved with knee pain, cracking at any age. S/he can treat you too. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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My knees cause me serious pain bending them and walking or getting up or sitting causes severe pain. What should I do?

My knees cause me serious pain bending them and walking or getting up or sitting causes severe pain. What should I do?

Inflammation : I would suggest you try some acetaminophen(tylenol) or ibuprofen(motrin or advil) for the pain first. However, you will need to see your primary care doctor or an orthopedist to get some x-rays done. You have arthritis or some or other inflammatory problem. ...Read more

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Can exercise make tmj pain worse? I also have swollen glands

Can exercise make tmj pain worse? I also have swollen glands

TMJ & exercise: If you clench your teeth during exercise it can increase existing TMJ pain. However, swollen glands are not a symptom of TMJ dysfunction. See your medical doctor or dentist to discover the cause of the swollen glands. It's possible that the pain in the TMJ area is due to an infection. If you have TMJ problems, wearing a bite guard during exercise may help alleviate the pain. Say your dentist. ...Read more

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What can make ur leg swell worse than the other and still having chest pain? Help when right leg swells causes ankle to hurt bad

What can make ur leg swell worse than the other and still having chest pain? Help when right leg swells causes ankle to hurt bad

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain and swelling. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap. ...Read more

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What could be severe chronic knee tendons and ligaments pain every week? It is disabling pain and it gets worse with extending and standing and walkig

What could be severe chronic knee tendons and ligaments pain every week? It is disabling pain and it gets worse with extending and standing and walkig

Inflammation: Generalized inflammation or that associated with inflammatory arthritis (autoimmune) can cause pain and stiffness in the ligaments and tendons around the knee. If there's fluid in the joint, tapping this can be important as are xrays and blood tests. Mri can also be done to look at soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons to see if a culprit can be identified. Pt or injection may also help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and ankle pain both knees and both ankles cold makes it a lot worse ?

I am experiencing  knee pain and ankle pain both knees and both ankles cold makes it a lot worse ?

You should know if-: -there was an injury 2 so many joints, so I would lean toward an inflammatory process. You should be worked up for DJD, or rheumatoid disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How can I get better sleep with coccyx pain causing new stress pain on hips and outer thighs?

How can I get better sleep with coccyx pain causing new stress pain on hips and outer thighs?

Support: Perhaps lying on your side with a body pillow to support your top leg and body weight. Try to keep hips and leg supported on pillow. Walmart has a body pillow pillowcase that allows you to stuff it with the pillows of your choice for the desired stiffness you prefer. You can get better support than with just a long pillow. Best wishes for some restful sleep. ...Read more

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OA/hypermobile. Knee cracks, sudden v sharp pain below knee then burning pain. 4 or 5 times when I walk to town. Physio made worse. What could it be?

Osteoarthritis: If you have a diagnosis of OA, then it is probably a manifestation of that. OA is a loosely thrown around term, so be careful as a 37 yo of calling your self arthritic. Burning pain can also be a nerve related issue. ...Read more

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Can si joint pain cause a burning pain in groin and butt cheek and achey leg? Not tender to touch. Worse sitting. 18wk pregnant with ehlers danlos.

Yes: See a chiropractor, good massage therapist or craniosacral therapist. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help a lot too. Could also be sciatica which is a little more than just si pain. The recommendations are the same. ...Read more

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I have severe pain between my hips. Painful testicles. Aching muscles, knees and ankles. Sore gums and throat. Ibuprofen takes away the symptoms.

I have severe pain between my hips. Painful testicles. Aching muscles, knees and ankles. Sore gums and throat. Ibuprofen takes away the symptoms.

Varies: Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and so the idea that it works suggests there may be an inflammatory component to it. It can be as simple as the myalgia a and arthralgias that can come around a viral infection, or it could be something more serious. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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How to make my bones stronger because i usually suffer from joints pain at knees and ankle?

Joint pain is not : Necessarily due to weak bones. You may have bones that are not aligned properly or you may have undue stress on them, or you may have problems with the surrounding tissues being inflammed as is the case of some arthritic conditions. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Tunnel not Chunnel.: Although your symptoms could be linked to several conditions, the one that seems to fit well is a condition known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. A nerve located near the inside of the ankle becomes compressed and with this compression come symptoms that are very similar to yours. You cannot treat this yourself and it unusually gets worse. You need to see a specialist to effectively treat your foot. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my knees & cracking & grinding all the time. Exercise like running or walking up inclines makes this worse what is it possibly?

I have constant pain in my knees & cracking & grinding all the time. Exercise like running or walking up inclines makes this worse what is it possibly?

Try glucosamine.: These symptoms are consistent with wearing out the cartilage in your knee joint. First aid is taking glucosamine to give your body additional nutrients to help it grow new cartilage. It may take a few months. Does not work well enough if smoking or kneeling. Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs. They stop cartilage repair. Glucosamine can also be applied by cream, and by injection. ...Read more

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