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Differential Diagnosis Of Knee Pain
Knee buckling.: Buckling implies weakness of the knees, which generally could come from the joint itself (osteoarthritis) or the muscles and ligaments surrounding the knees. Weakening of the muscles would lessen the support function of the joints. Ligaments can tear from trauma or just from use over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: Many things can present as knee pain: meniscus tears, cartilage injury, muscle strain (calf or thigh), arthritis, bone bruise, infection, nerve injury, ligament injury, fracture, hip arthritis and problems (especially in children). If the pain does not resolve with rest, nsaids/tylenol, ice, and activity modification, see your doctor. ...Read more
What type of pain management treatment can a pain management specialist provide for chronic ankle injury to Anterior Tibialis and Post Tibial tendons.
Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?
Posterior ankle pain w/ plantar flexion; Constant feeling of instability; joint feels like it needs to pop; History of ankle sprains. Suggestions?
MRI of hips show osteoarthritis, joint effusion, gluteal tendonipathy (all bi-lateral) and free pelvic fluid. Is there treatment for this?
Multiple findings: These multiple findings would be best explained and treated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Is it: tennis elbow/pinched nerve/elbow necrosis/damaged cartilage? What kind of scans/tests can show diagnosis 100% for unbearable elbow pain.
More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more
Dx with subluxation of peroneal tendons. Ordered MRI and said no indication of surgery. Have pain along length of tendons. Snapping tendon when walk.
Peroneal tendon: MRI is a static diagnostic exam so will not show active action of your peroneal tendons. Because you were laying down and stationary, the MRI may not pick up the clinical picture like your doctor would. You may need bracing, rehab or surgery of symptoms don't resolve. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the best treatment for hashimotos? Symptoms: abdominal pain, joint pain, difficulty walking in morning, lump on my Achilles tendon. Tt 07/6/12
Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?
Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more
Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more
Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?
This is a difficult : Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...Read more
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