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If you have arthritis i and discomfort and pain in the front and side of your knee & tear, would you be a candidate 4 macoplasty?

If you have arthritis i and discomfort and pain in the front and side of your knee & tear, would you be a candidate 4 macoplasty?

Depends: If you have a tear with pain, instability and swelling, you should consult with an orthopedic surgeon who can explain the most appropriate procedure for your knee. You cannot just "clean up" arthritis. Non-surgical care includes managing your weight, posture, lifestyle and pain. Physical therapy can help before and after knee surgery. A physiatrist can refer you (;check vitamin d). ...Read more

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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I have pain in my knees for the past 4 years. Currently i'm 35 yrs. Could this be arthritis? Had couple of consultations. What test to take to find

I have pain in my knees for the past 4 years.  Currently i'm 35 yrs. Could this be arthritis? Had couple of consultations. What test to take to find

MRI: If you have had pain for 4 years and seen several physicians, i'd assume that you had an MRI done. This might show some inflammation or wear on the undersurface of your kneecap or the joint line. If all is normal, consider an evaluation by a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

See below: Symptoms of arthritis conditions include pain, sometimes swelling, increased warmth limitation of motion, stiffness particularly in the morning after getting up, popping, clicking, giving way or buckling. People often report trouble with stairs or trouble getting up after they have been sitting a while. Not everyone has all of these symptoms however. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

Healthier diet: I counsel my patients to decrease their intake of red meat, avoid fried foods, eat more green and brightly colored vegetables, less white flour and white veggies like potatoes, eat fruits and berries, more fish intake and overall less simple carbs. Stay away from soft drinks (diet or not), decrease or eliminate artificial sweeteners. In the supermarket, more "whole foods" andless processed stuff. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Depends : On the severity and type of arthritis. For the most part. Worn out, joint space, or meniscus. ...Read more

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What to do if arthritis pain in the knees?

What to do if arthritis pain in the knees?

Anti-inflammatories: For acute flare ups - nsaids - live Ibuprofen are very effective - max dose 800 tid. Beyond this pls see a doc. ...Read more

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Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

See Your Doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

Painful knees: If your knees are chronically painful, you should see a doctor to determine the cause. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, associated with age, where the knee cartilage gradually wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis can destroy the cartilage at any age, and is more serious, requiring treatment. Traumatic arthritis can result from a knee injury. You need to find out exactly what you have. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

Knee pain: In a 16 year old is more commonly patellofemoral or knee cap issues, resolving osgood schlatters ( especially males with late growth spurts) and traumatic injuries. Such as ligaments ANS mensical injury. Of course ruling out inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lyme and others is important too. A visit to the pcp and an oprthopedic surgeon who treats knee issues can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why does my knee crackle when i bend it? Arthritis?

Why does my knee crackle when i bend it? Arthritis?

Knee: Just the 'popping' sound in the knee, with out any signs of pain or arthritis changes on x-ray, does not mean you have arthritis. Please get a complete assessment by your doctor to get the correct diagnosis. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Arthritis on the knee painful. What can ease the pain?

Arthritis on the knee painful. What can ease the pain?

Start w/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) Now: Pt; heat/cold; tens; mud pack therapy; taping; bracing; splints; specific land and/or aquatic based exercises; weight loss; orthosis-wedged shoe insoles; topical analgesics, salicylates, capsaicin & nsaids; ?Glucosamine/chondroitin; acetaminophen; oral nsaids; "cortisone shorts"; hyaluronons injection; +/-opioids (codeine, tramadol); +/- colchicine; +/- plaquenil; prp; prolotherapy; regenerative. ...Read more

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Grinding feeling in knee (had arthritis), should I be concerned?

Grinding feeling in knee (had arthritis), should I be concerned?

See details: If there is pain, have the knee evaluated. If there is no pain, forget it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis in the knees from running too much?

Yes: But it is very unlikely. We see far more arthritis in patients who are overweight and don't exercise than in runners who keep their weight under control. ...Read more

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Been having pain around my knee area. How can I tell if it's arthritis?

Arthritis : See your doctor and he can do physical exam and do some basic blood tests and a knee x-ray. Arthritis can be osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or related to some trauma. Arthritis pain generally starts slowly, you can have morning stiffness or pain, it could get worse with walking or climbing stairs. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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I was told i'm in the very earliest stages of arthritis in my knees i'm 25 what should I do for it?

Need to know more: Thye told you that but that is not enough information to be meaningful. How did they come to that conclusion. There are over 100 types of arthritis so they need to giv e you mere information. In general you need to exercise, maintain a nromal weight by bmi but need mroe to answer better. ...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