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Could there be acid build up in knees?

Could there be acid build up in knees?

Goutmonosodium urate: There are different types of acid. The most common we associate knee pain and arthritis is gouty arthritis. Gout is related to a build up of uric acid in the body with increased uric acid storage and the deposition in the joints of sodium urate crystals ( crystal related to uric acid). Uric acid crystals can be seen in the urine, but in the joint it is monosodium urate crystals. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you have a fluid build up in your knee?

Is there an effective way to determine if you have a fluid build up in your knee?

Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. The swelling is most easily seen just above (proximal) and to the outside (lateral) of the knee cap. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Was using muriatic acid and got some on my knees. Got home later & knee is skinned & painful. What's happening?

Was using muriatic acid and got some on my knees. Got home later & knee is skinned & painful. What's happening?

Depends: Probably this is a mild acid burn. These are usually not overly serious; wash it with soap and water, keep it clean, and if a portion turns redder or becomes more painful, or if the pain is considerable, plan an office visit to your physician. ...Read more

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How can I build up cartilage in my knee (because of jogging)?

How can I build up cartilage in my knee (because of jogging)?

Knee cartilage probl: It is difficult to increase cartilage tissue in the knee. The best you can do is to protect your knees and stop jogging. Use exercises that do not impact the knees. See your physician for an examination to determine the exact cause and to recommend treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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Can a gout attack on knees eventhough uric acid level is normal? What should I do? I had a history of gout.

Can a gout attack on knees eventhough uric acid level is normal? What should I do? I had a history of gout.

Yes, it can: In acute phase, uric acid levels drop due to increased fractional excretion of uric acid, and so normal ua levels during an acute flair should be expected when evaluating a patient during such flares. If aspiration of an affected joint or tophi is not feasible, repeat ua levels should be sought weeks after the attack is over. www.med.ucla.edu/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=475 best wishes and happy new year. ...Read more

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Am 26yrs old 5 ft2&145lbs.Am not sure if am over weight but my knee hurts when bending.I''ve been checked 4 urine acid &it was-'ve what can I do?

Am 26yrs old 5 ft2&145lbs.Am not sure if am over weight but my knee hurts when bending.I''ve been  checked 4 urine acid &it was-'ve what can I do?

Complicated: Yes you are overweight, but that is not likely cause of knee problem. You need to see an orthopedist and get this worked out. If you have fluid in the joint space it needs to be tapped and examined. Normal uric acid levels have little place in the diagnosis of acute synovitis. Can have acute gouty arthropathy with normal uric acid. ...Read more

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Can your menstrual cycle cause fluid to build up in your knee?

Can your menstrual cycle cause fluid to build up in your knee?

See below: Not likely, something else going on. It would be best to have it checked out. ...Read more