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Differential diagnosis of painless bilateral knee buckling?

Differential diagnosis of painless bilateral knee buckling?

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 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


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Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als ?

Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als
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Joint pain may: be a symptom of arthritic processes or other inflammatory conditions, but is generally not a hallmark symptom of ALS ...Read more

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What are typical causes of knee joint pain?

What are typical causes of  knee joint pain?

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

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Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Physical therapy: Pt directed at quadriceps strengthening and hamstring stretching should help. May also consider using an orthotic in the shoes if you are flat footed. ...Read more

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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

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

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Dx with subluxation of peroneal tendons. Ordered MRI and said no indication of surgery. Have pain along length of tendons. Snapping tendon when walk.

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

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What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

Bursitis: Rest, ice, anti inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen ( there are many other similar one's), physical therapy and in resistant or unresponsive cases, local steroid injections are the choices. ...Read more

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What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices. ...Read more

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How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

How could the pain of foot arthritis present?

Aching. stiffness: Arthritic pain in the feet can hurt just as if it were in other joints- and sometimes worse because you still stand and walk on them! aching, stiffness, burning are often relayed. X-rays are often taken as arthritic changes can be seen on them. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

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

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What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

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

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Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

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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Is a larger range of motion without pain indicative of knee arthritis?

Is a larger range of motion without pain indicative of knee arthritis?

Not sure.: Range of motion depends upon many things, including arthritis, joint irregularities (tears or loose bodies, for example), capsular tightness, as well as large body habitus--large amount of fatty tissue behind the knee. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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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

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Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are many docs who feel that growing pains do not exist. Knee pain in a 7 year old requires evaluation. ...Read more

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Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read more

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What does knee pain on top mean?

What does knee pain on top mean?

See Below: Patellar tendinitis (patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper's knee), is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athletes. ...Read more

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What can you do about knee pain?

What can you do about 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

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Knee pain for several years now .

Well, for 495 years?: For a 495 year old man....bad knees? That's it? Would you rent your body to me for a few hundred years???? Bad knee pain is the result of possible trauma, genetics, obesity. If you have more information and you'd like advice write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi or make an appointment and we'll talk by using Key Code: PDXFNR. ...Read more

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What can I do about my knee pain?

What can I do about 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

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Inner knee pain. cant even touch.

Inner knee pain. cant even touch.

Maybe meniscus tear: Pain located about the joint line is possibly correlated with an injury to the meniscus which is a shock absorbing soft tissue located between the femur and the tibia that make up the knee joint. A thorough examination of the knee will determine if your meniscus is the painful culprit. Other possibilities include the medial collateral ligament, or cartilage of the femur or tibia or the actual bone ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic knee pain?

How do you treat chronic knee pain?

Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. This condition causes pain in the front of your knees. Its due to muscle weakness in the hip flexors, and quadriceps, along with a tight it band. Usually best treated with physical therapy. A home exercise program can be a good start. See this link for such a program http://nycsportsmed.Com/knee-foot-and-ankle.Html. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic knee pain?

What to do about chronic knee pain?

Knee pain: The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain ... If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife (age 28) has knee pain problem?

My wife (age 28) has knee pain problem?

Vague question: You do not provide much information. A basic treatment is rest, ice and an acewrap to decrease swellinf. Tell her to elevate the leg when at rest. You can use otc nsaids (aleve (naproxen) or motrin). If that fails see your pcp. ...Read more

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What can you do about runner's knee pain?

Many things: Many different conditions may mimic or be referred to as runners knee. Most treatments begin with a course of exercise therapy (stretching and strengthening), along with anti-inflammatories, avoiding painful activities, rest, ice, compression, elevation. However, it is important to NOT assume that because you run and have pain, it is runners knee. A physician should give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What tests are done to evaluate knee pain?

What tests are done to evaluate knee pain?

Complete history PE: The proper way to evaluate knee pain starts with a good history. Your doctor should listnen to your story and how you got hurt and what hurts and what makes it better or worse. Then your doctor needs to evaluate the knee it self by looking at it, palpating it, doing some special tests . He/she may order xrays or mri's or ct scans or bone scans depending on what the are thinking is going on. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

Knee pain: Start with rest, ice, compression, elevation, activity modification. Consider adequate warmup, stretching and strengthening. Some pt/modalities/laser/nsaids may help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. ...Read more

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My knee pain is causing limp what is wrong?

See details: There are numerous causes of knee pain including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and tears. Have an orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more