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Why does my knee cap sometimes feel like it hangs up on my femur? Is this a degenerative knee symptom?

Why does my knee cap sometimes feel like it hangs up on my femur? Is this a degenerative knee symptom?

Probably not: 33yo w. catching sensation in knee & concerned for "degenerative symptom". At this age, absent past serious mechanical trauma, arthritic disorder unlikely. Greater concern for patellofemoral syndrome: kneecap encounters less than linear ride up & down femoral groove as knee flexes & extends. Oft seen if knee morphology even slightly genu varus or valgus, which is common w. Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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What herbal treatments are good for hip and knee joint pain?

What herbal treatments are good for  hip and knee joint pain?

Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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I am suffering continuous aches all over my body including in the knee, hip, fingers for the past 6 months. What treatments are available to reduce these symptoms?

I am suffering continuous aches all over my body including in the knee, hip, fingers for the past 6 months. What treatments are available to reduce these symptoms?

Nsaids Ibuprofen/ale: If you have these symptoms of joint pains for 6 months you should consult your doctor as it may be due to rheamatid arthritis or another systemic condition.You may get some relief from Ibuprofen or naprosyn/aleve, for temp relief.But check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: how is the kneecap alignment? have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. if it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more

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My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

Therapy & Bracing: Patella (kneecap) subluxation or frank dislocation (requiring reduction) can be from trauma (bad luck), underlying soft tissue (muscles) or bony alignment issues (also bad luck!), or a combination of both. Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon may be indicated to review the various options that will work best with your knee. X-rays and even an MRI or CT will provide important diagnostic information ...Read more

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I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now i can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now i can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

Depends.: Arthrofibrosis is scar tissue. Sometimes it will respond to an oral medication called a Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepack (prednisone). If that fails, you may need arthroscopic surgery to remove the scar tissue. Keep up with your physical therapy motion exercises. ...Read more

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Large muscle in the back of my leg below da knee has been stiff and painful for days. I don't remember an injury now spasms after wo. treatment?

Large muscle in the back of my leg below da knee has been stiff and painful for days. I don't remember an injury now spasms after wo.    treatment?

Sprain: Most likely you sprained your gastrocnemius (calf muscle) while working out. This can happen with exertion or overuse, and not just from a traumatic event. Your calf is probably trying to "tell you" in its own way to rest the muscle while it heals. I often recommend RICE therapy for this:Rest, Ice (20 min at a time) compression (ace bandage not too tight!) and elevation, however rest is the key! ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for knee pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for knee pain?

Knee pain: Depending on cause & severity, one may be prescribed otc NSAID or rx narcotic analgesic. If structural damage is suspected, an MRI or arthroscopy may be used for evaluation. Further treatment depends on the findings. For chronic knee pain, some docs inject the knee with a corticosteroid, a powerful anti-inflammatory. If major structural damage is found, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

Replacement insoles: The question is a little vague, but i'll assume you could use cushioned arch supports. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. I would start with the "cross-trainer" style for you. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for a dislocated knee?

What are some treatment options for a dislocated knee?

First reduction: Dislocating your knee not just you patella implies injuring 2 to 3 major ligaments in your knee. Trying casting often leads to stiffness. If old and recurrent instability you could try a brace but may need to reconstruct he torn ligaments. ...Read more

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Which is better treatment for a knee cyst ice or heat?

try cold first.: Neither one is all the effective. Many times the cyst is the result of the problem and not the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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What is the best cure or treatment for knee pain, apart from surgery?

What is the best cure or treatment for knee pain, apart from surgery?

Knee pain: The right first thing to do is to see an orthopedist for a diagnosis of the cause of the pain . Then a treatment plan can be developed . ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back, my thigh, and my knees. Is there a treatment for that?

I have pain in my lower back, my thigh, and my knees. Is there a treatment for that?

Depends: It depends on what is causing your pain. You may want to see your doctor to see what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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The inner part of my knee has been hurting. I don't remember hurting it. I dance and do gymnastics. What is wrong and what treatment should Idow/odoc ?

The inner part of my knee has been hurting. I don't remember hurting it. I dance and do gymnastics. What is wrong and what treatment should Idow/odoc ?

Knee exam needed: Consider going to your PCP or orthopaedic surgeon to have a thorough knee exam. They would determine whether X-Rays or an MRI is indicated. If you have discrete joint line tenderness, you may have sustained a medial meniscal tear or perhaps an MCL sprain-- both extremely common knee injuries. ...Read more

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Treatment for a syst in knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for a syst in knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Some other cause: A cyst around the knee is usually a manifestation of an underlying problem in the joint or cartilages. An orthopedic surgeon is commonly consulted for knee problems and you primary care dr. Can decide if you need a referral. ...Read more

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