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Hereditary Knee Problems
Knee problems are hereditary in my family so I will most likely need knee replacements in my 40s could joint juice also prolong this?
The best way to prevent or put off a replacement is to stay mild to moderately active. Limit jumping, running or other impact activity. Don't get overweight
glucosamine and chondroitan won't make much of a difference (you won't grow new cartilage) but they may help you feel better. ...Read more
I got problem s with my knee, I'm a runner and I'm running everyday, but it s about 1 week than I didn't run?
Muscle soreness and: Co- co-contraction to protect your knee. The condition is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from excessive workouts. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rest and drink a lots of water. Rec.: see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more
Need diagnosis first: There are many different potential causes of knee pain. In order to "fix" your knee pain, you will first need to see an orthopaedist to diagnose the problem. Once the source of the problem has been identified, appropriate treatment can be prescribed. This may include medication, physical therapy, or surgery. ...Read more
Possibly: It has been suggested that retro-cycling, or pedaling backwards, is easier on injured knees. This has been inadequately studied. What research that has been done suggest that patients with meniscus, ligament, or arthritis problems might have less problems with retro-cycling. However, patients with patellofemoral (or knee cap) problems may have more pain with this technique. ...Read more
Complete evaluation: It is time to get a complete medical evaluation from your Primary Doctor as well as a Specialist. Unless you have a history of significant trauma to the knee, you should not have lots of problems with your knee at your age. ...Read more
Sore knees: Depends on the cause...See your doctor. If inflammatory, then often 1st managed with low impact exercise to strengthen your quads, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. Surgery usually for torn cartilage. ...Read more
No: As long as it is comfortable, it is safe. ...Read more
See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. After a few years of symptoms, you may have underlying structural damage that needs to be assessed. ...Read more
Chronic knee: Problems that are worsening warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
My knee has popped out 4 times "or has done something" in the past year. Is this a serious problem?
Knees pop: You should consult an orthopedist to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 43 and a strong osteorarthritis. Why can this happend? Big problems with my knees and now with my shoulders.
Genetic vs. Disease: Symetrical (both sides) arthritis at an early age suggests u may have an underlying condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Genetic factors can play a role. Best u see a rheumatologist to have an inflamitory arthritis ruled out and/or treated to prevent further joint involvement. ...Read more
I am 41years old. I did not have problems with my knees until I moved in my apartment because I have stairs. What can I take or do to stop?
Several things to do: I suggest seeing your doctor to consider an X-ray of one or both knees. At 41, there may be a component of arthritis present. Aside from that, if you are carrying a bit of extra weight, work on losing bodyfat. You can also work on strengthening the thigh & hamstring muscles which directly impact the knee joint. Also consider anti-inflammatory supplements like fish oil, curcumin, and boswellia. ...Read more
I been having a problem with my knee everytime I work out what's wrong? I constantly have to stop and stretch it out but it's still a discomfort.
Depends....: It depends on where the pain is. The most common non-injury cause could be patellar tendonitis which would be in the front of the knee below the kneecap. Ice the front and stretch your hamstrings. The most common injury cause could be from a twisting injury which could cause a meniscus tear. With this, the knee often hurts on the sides and is swollen. If you have swelling see a orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I'm over weight and my knees havin been bothering me im only 24...How can I still start to exercise with this problem or any suggestions on a exercise?
Aqua therapy: Pool based therapy is a good place to start. The buoyancy of the water unweights the joints. The muscles work against the resistance of the water to build strength and burn calories. If you don't swim use a life vest in the shallow part of the pool. ...Read more
I have had problems with my knee for 4 years and it seems to be getting worse. Today it locked on me and was really painful, what should I do with it?
Physician evaluation: Worsening knee pain and locking warrants a physician evaluation. It can be a number of things related to the joint itself especially if you are active. Limit activities that aggravate it, ice and anti-inflammatory use if there is swelling may be helpful in the interim. ...Read more
I been having knee problems for the past year. When I am bending my knees and try to lift myself up again, I feel like I don't have the spring I use to?
Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read more
I have had an injury on my knee from doing step ups with a heavy weight. I don't run and walking s a problem still after so long. Why?
Impossible to: Tell without adequate examination. But meniscus or ligament injury is possible. It will probably not improve with time. So get to an orthopedic surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more
Knee: Depends on cause. Best to consult orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
You probably can't: You probably cannot fix it by yourself. The first thing is to have the knees evaluated to determine the cause of your pain. That will tell if self-help will work. ...Read more
I've never had any problems with my knees. But I now experience pain and it gets worse and worse. What could be the problem? Its so sudden.
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