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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr Dr. O'leary jr
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do i need to go to ortho dr? What can i expect to hear as diagnosis?

I am experiencing  knee pain for the past 5 years- Painful swollen joints, Knee swelling, and Joint stiffness. Gradually getting worse. MRI showed only inflamation. Do i need to go to ortho dr? What can i expect to hear as diagnosis?

Yes and Rheumatology: It sounds to me like you have a polyarthritis that may be an inflammatory arthritis. Lab tests for connective tissue disease are not routinely performed, but in your case I would test for Lyme disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and other causes of polyarthropathy. Do your painful swollen joints migrate? Any joint fluid taken for analysis? Any trauma? Full history and exam indicated. ...Read more

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

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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I have a diagnosis for my knee but weight gains made the pain worse, by loosing weight will relieve but are there stretches to help the knee pain?

I have a diagnosis for my knee but weight gains made the pain worse, by loosing weight will relieve but are there stretches to help the knee pain?

Glad you'll reduce!: It will be very worth while to see a PT to plan proper exercises for during and after the weight loss. They can really hep and will be happy to do so. Ask for a referral to a good one in your area. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Hi Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp ,knee pain,elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

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Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp ,knee pain,elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?

Difficult to say for: sure without an exam. It could be toxic synovitis which is caused by a virus, but also could be a bacterial infection or other serious issue. So, please see your doctor/have the child seen by a doctor, either the primary care doctor, or an orthopedist or the emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Diagnosis for swollen knee, constant pain,limited movement, locking feeling, have to keep knee straight, swollen for 5 months,?

Diagnosis for swollen knee, constant pain,limited movement, locking feeling, have to keep knee straight, swollen for 5 months,?

Many causes: Swelling and pain can come from arthritis, bursitis or a tendon or meniscus problem. Locking usually involves the meniscus. You need an MRI of your knee to determine the exact cause in your case. Also an orthopedic doctor may be able to give you a better idea of what is going on just by examining your knee. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Recently diagnosis with graves diseases, showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?

Recently diagnosis with graves diseases,  showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?

Pain: It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to Grave's so you need to see your primary doctor about your pains. If you have Grave's you should be on medication to control that. Over time your thyroid levels should be decreased. Your doctor should check that every 3 months when you start therapy and every 6 months once your thyroid levels are OK. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Seely Dr. Seely
General Practice
27 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan Dr. Khan
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have knee pain?

I have knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gofeld Dr. Gofeld
Pain Management
28 years in practice
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What helps knee pain?

What helps knee pain?

Depends: There are multiple reasons for knee pain. Specialist (orthopedist, pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation) evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kolisek Dr. Kolisek
Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md Dr. Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Dehart Dr. Dehart
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What causes my knee pain?

What causes my knee pain?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be caused by injury, overuse, arthritis, cancer, hip or spine issues and other things. To help your physician understand your specific pain, you want to write down your medical problems and medicines. Spend some time thinking about what causes your pain, what makes it better and worse. Record any other findings associated with your knee pain. (ie swelling, popping, giving way...) ...Read more

Dr. Darren Corteen Dr. Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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I have super bad knee pain?

I have super bad knee pain?

Evaluation: Knee pain of weeks or months duration warrants medical evaluation and at very least x-rays to try to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee Dr. Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Carl Deirmengian Dr. Deirmengian
Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn Dr. Cohn
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What will help my knee pain?

What will help my knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics.Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Could be neural/structural/infection, etc.Generic treatments incl. heat/ice,surgery, manipulation,prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md Dr. Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What can I do for knee pain?

Depends on problem : There are many treatments but to provide the correct options more information is necessary . Can you elaborate on your problem? ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Baldwin Dr. Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
11 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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How can I heal my knee pain?

How can I heal my knee pain?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md Dr. Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What could cause knee pain ?

What could cause knee pain ?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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