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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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