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Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Not likely: Eventhough it is unlikely. If the pain continues I would recommend having a healthcare professional examin the knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My 64 year old mother has right knee pain. She barely can walk on it from the pain. She doesn't have arthritis or diebetes.?

My 64 year old mother has right knee pain. She barely can walk on it from the pain. She doesn't have arthritis or diebetes.?

Knee pain: Could be multiple causes. If from knee itself orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist should be able to help explain the cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 20 year old girl to have knee pain and cracking?

Maybe: If you are an athlete then yes. Cracking is not an issue - many people crack. Pain is another story. You could just be misaligned and when you are realigned (see a chiropractor) then your pain well improve. I also have see massage therapy and acupuncture help. If it is severe then also see an orthepdist. ...Read more

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I am 31 and I have knee pain every night for years now could I have arthritis how can I find out?

I am 31 and I have knee pain every night for years now could I have arthritis how can I find out?

Arthritis work-up: It could be osteoarthritis which is simply the wear and tear type. It also could be an inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus or Psoriatic arthritis. You should get an x-ray and some bloodwork such as a rheumatoid factor, ANA-looking for lupus, ESR, TSH, and CBC at a minimum. This will provide your doctor a lot of information and will be a start in the workup of the knee pain. ...Read more

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I've been having knee pain for 3 years now and I'm only 22. Could it be early signs of arthritis?

I've been having knee pain for 3 years now and I'm only 22. Could it be early signs of arthritis?

Early arthritis: It's hard to answer your question without further medical evaluation. You should check with your primary care doctor and get a physical with x-rays and blood work. After that you can be referred to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on the results. ...Read more

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57 yr old M. run 5 miles in the AM, walk 5 miles in the PM, 5 days a week. Inner knee pain on touch and bending. Bursitis or arthritis, or what else?

57 yr old M. run 5 miles in the AM, walk 5 miles in the PM, 5 days a week. Inner knee pain on touch and bending. Bursitis or arthritis, or what else?

Knee pain: Pain in general is the sign of the problem, it could be both, let it rest for a couple weeks, take motrin 600 mg twice /day. If the pain goes away this it, if not, see a local doctor for referral for PT. ...Read more

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I have knee swelling and knee pain it has been 2 years now. My kneecap dislocated and it keeps shifting. I now habe arthritis. Wjat can I do?

I have knee swelling and knee pain it has been 2 years now. My kneecap dislocated and it keeps shifting. I now habe arthritis. Wjat can I do?

Chondromalacia Patel: You may have arthritis under your kneecap sometimes called chondromalacia patella. Your best strategyy is to develop a strong knee exercise program with guidance by your physician and physicial therapy ...Read more

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Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told I need a total knee replacement 2 years ago?

Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told I need a total knee replacement 2 years ago?

See your doctor: Pain at rest is a common symptom of arthritis in the knee. It can come from bone swelling or joint inflammation and vary in intensity from day to day. Most people with knee arthritis will feel pain on the medial side. Medications or injections may provide temporary relief. Partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. An orthopedic surgeon can help you. ...Read more

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I m 20 yr old, 6 ft tall male & wt 110 kgs. I hv devlped knee pain. It hurts after walking after 2 kms. I want to loose weight but I can't workout. Help?

I m 20 yr old, 6 ft tall male & wt 110 kgs. I hv devlped knee pain. It hurts after walking after 2 kms. I want to loose weight but I can't workout. Help?

Probably instability: Probably related to joint instability. Exercises to strengthen quadriceps muscles and assuring good foot mechanics generally helps. Correct the instability and you will likely be able to exercise. ...Read more

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I have occasional anterior knee pain on inside of my patella. My knee also feels stiff and sometimes dull deep pain when immobile. (20 yr old runner)?

I have occasional anterior knee pain on inside of my patella. My knee also feels stiff and sometimes dull deep pain when immobile. (20 yr old runner)?

Patellofemoral pain: You most likely have a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is due to the patella is not tracking properly on the trochlea. This can be due to a variety of causes such as hip flexor muscle weakness, tight it band etc. A program of physical therapy can usually solve this. If pain persists, see your sports medicine ortho surgeon for further work up. An easy home exercise program is here http://nycsportsmed. Com/knee-foot-and-ankle. Html. ...Read more

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I don't have arthritis but I have severe knee pain. I went to an ortho, but I think I need another kind of dr. Any advice? I went to the dr. For knee pain. He concluded I don't have arthritis and prescribed a few sessions of pt. I felt dismissed. My knee

Hi.: Hi. Orthopedic surgeons are specialists for knees. Yes, there could be a variety of things that could cause knee pain without boney abnormality. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, fat pads, malalignment, etc. You could consider osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation or medical acupuncture. ...Read more

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What are some good arthritis knee pain relief (for very extreme pain)?

Anti-inflammatories: The anti-inflammatories are the main-stay treatment for oa (osteoarthritis). Ibuprofen tends to be very effective for flare ups - max dose 800mg tid. Beyond this pls see your doc or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent arthritis knee pain from obstructing my sleep?

What can I do to prevent arthritis knee pain from obstructing my sleep?

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 and exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Has any one prescribed relafen (nabumetone) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Has any one prescribed relafen (nabumetone) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Knee pain when bent and when kneeling. Knee pops several time/day but if big pop feels better. I am 30. Arthritis or something else?

Varies: There are many potential causes. One of the more common is having a small meniscus tear. The posterior horn of the medial meniscus is the most common area involved and pain is usually worse as the knee is bent and the tear is often associated with clicking and popping. Does not require an injury. Consider being seen and getting an MRI for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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