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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)

Arthritis 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?

Possibly: Although, the incidence of osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) is negligible in people of your age, there are types of arthritis such as rheumatoid (less likely if your pain in the knee has been unchanged for 3 years and there is no swelling, redness/heat or other joint involvement). There are some infectious arthritides such as reiter's disease, but that's uncommon, too. See a doc! ...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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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
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more