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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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Knee creptuis with no pain, constant knee pain alters at left part for a year even the MRI is clear,no rhumatoid , 8 drs,PT nohelp , 21 years old?

Knee creptuis with no pain, constant knee pain alters at left part for a year  even the MRI is clear,no rhumatoid , 8 drs,PT nohelp , 21 years old?

Arthritis: Even though you are young,you may still have arthritis of and joint especially if that joint had been previously injured. Continue with your therapy and see orthopedic if no improvement ...Read more

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A basketball player has severe knee pain while playing and for around a week after. Previous doctor mentioned calcium deposits in the knee. Treatment?

A basketball player has severe knee pain while playing and for around a week after. Previous doctor mentioned calcium deposits in the knee. Treatment?

? CPPD ?: If there is no pain except with strenuous activity such as basketball quadriceps strengthening may help. The most important step is to get an accurate diagnosis. If the "calcium deposits" are Calcium pyro phosphate deposition disease thre are specific treatments depending upon your symptoms. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Cause of hip pain and clicking/popping in a 15 year old dancer ?

Cause of hip pain and clicking/popping in a 15 year old dancer ?

See details: There are several possible causes including a labral tear. This needs to be evaluated by an orthopedist and an MRI may be needed to establish a cause. ...Read more

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21y/o female athlete with pain in front of knee cap, stiff, some swelling. Should I see a doctor?

21y/o female athlete with pain in front of knee cap, stiff, some swelling. Should I see a doctor?

Patella issue: Based on your age, I'd be thinking of a patella chondromalacia/ alignment issue irritated by activity. Also, you might have a patella bursitis if you've had some trauma to the area. I'd go with some rest, ice and NSAIDs. If symptoms persist, I'd get an orthopedic exam. ...Read more

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42 yr. old with non-injury, constant distal IP joint pain in 3 fingers for a month. Is this serious, and can it be arthritis ?

42 yr. old with non-injury, constant distal IP joint pain in 3 fingers for a month. Is this serious, and can it be arthritis ?

Yes, arthritis: A thorough examination by a Rheumatologist is a great idea to make sure this is arthritis and what type. There are various treatments available including but not limited to topicals, meds, paraffin wax and Occupational Therapy. ...Read more

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Iv been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee from an xray after a fall does this mean I could hav osteoarthritis in other joints as well?

Iv been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee from an xray after a fall does this mean I could hav osteoarthritis in other joints as well?

Knee pain: Usually yes , Trauma directed to a specific joint can draw ones attention to that area and can even activate or accelerate the usual symptoms of pain , stiffness , which worsens with activity. Keep your weight down, strengthen your muscles and try some glucosamine . ...Read more

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Finding a shoulder specialist in dallas. Old sports injuries, now arthritic. 50yo, when is it time for replacement?. Constant pain

End stage OA: When your pain prevents you from having a reasonable lifestyle and your range of motion does not allow you to perform your average daily living activities. ...Read more

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Is waking up with ankle pains normal after a year of a grade 3 sprain? I had no surgeries.

Is waking up with ankle pains normal after a year of a grade 3 sprain? I had no surgeries.

Not normal: This is not normal. Consistent ankle pain can be a sign of a poorly rehabilitated ankle or a deeper underlying pathology involving the cartilage, ligaments or tendons in and around the ankle. A consultation with your local orthopedic surgeon might be warranted. ...Read more

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What causes pain in joints?I'm 59 years old, male pain, peaks 12hrs.Lasts three days.No swelling, no feeling of heat in that area.Starts with a sense of stiffness.In a course of 6 weeks, has moved to hands, shoulders and hips.On a scale from 1-10 pain is

Joint : Joint pain can be caused by a variety of rheumatologic conditions. Examples are osteoarthritis, or other types of inflammatory arthritis. Viral syndromes can also cause arthritis. Some medications or supplements can even cause joint discomfort. Joint pain would definitely be something a primary care would want to know about in order to fully evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion,some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and ?

I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion,some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and ?

Not likely: We got to address the reason for your knee arthritis. Are you overweight? If so, you got to lose weight. In addition, consider the use of cane for long distances. Stationary bike and aquatic exercises might be better way of exercising. Consider use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAID and glucosamine. Consider knee intrarticular steroid or synvisc shot which could buy you some time. If this fails, do replace ...Read more

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Hip pain in a 15 year old who has joint hypermobility, what can be done?

Hip pain in a 15 year old who has joint hypermobility, what can be done?

Rheum and PMR: Hypermobility is usually best treated by an exercise program focusing on improving proprioception, dynamic control of joint movement, and aerobic capacity. There is a very limited role for surgery in most typical cases of hypermobility, especially in adults. A Rheumatologist would be helpful to rule out more worrisome causes of hypermobility and a PM&R doc could assist with symptom management. ...Read more

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Pain in foot from injury 6 mos ago. MRI report says I have a chronic avulsion fracture with associated cystic change. Does this mean I have arthritis?

Pain in foot from injury 6 mos ago. MRI report says I have a chronic avulsion fracture with associated cystic change. Does this mean I have arthritis?

Not : Necessarily. Cystic change with bone means there is some porous spots of the bone,,,,sometimes this is repairable. Arthritic changes are often not repairable without surgery. Avulsion fractures often do not occur at the joint surface (though possible) arthritis would occur if the joint cartiledge was damaged. ...Read more

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I had joint fusion of my ankle following a fracture of tibia and fibia. I've been cleared to walk again, but i'm in pain w/ every step; same as b4 surgery. Is this normal?

No: There could be some pain after coming out of immobilization. Depending on how long you are following surgery will depend on how much discomfort you have. The pain however should be less than before surgery. You should have a repeat x-ray and be checked. ...Read more

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I am 33 yrs old and referred for total right hip replacement due to severe arthritis + AVN. What level of sports and exercise can I get back post-op?

I am 33 yrs old and referred for total right hip replacement due to severe arthritis + AVN. What level of sports and exercise can I get back post-op?

Hip surgery: That is something to discuss with the surgeon. You should be able to do whatever you can tolerate or participate in without any limitations or pain ...Read more

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Seven months after arthroscopy for FAI in my right hip (mild symptoms; normal joint space) I have stage 4 OA. Can this be a post-op complication?

Seven months after arthroscopy for FAI in my right hip (mild symptoms; normal joint space) I have stage 4 OA. Can this be a post-op complication?

Possibly: Unfortunately, it is possible to develop post operative ( post traumatic) arthritis. How did your arthritis get a stage 4 classificiation? Consult with your orhopedic surgeon and get Rx for antiinflammatory medication. ...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