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

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

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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?

Confirm diagnosis: Arthritis at 25 is rare. Arthritis can develop if there is underlying history of severe knee trauma, knee alignment problems, diseases auch as rheumatoid arthritis etc. Oftentimes doctors may describe chondromalacia patella, (knee cap cartilage wear/tear/inflammation) as early arthrits. This is a common condition and not serious . Treat with nsaid's, pt, & braces. See orthopedist for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knees and back. Should i continue playing basketball and cycling?

I have arthritis in my knees and back. Should i continue playing basketball and cycling?

Usually yes: It depends of the type and the severity of the arthritis. As a general rule, patients with arthritis should remain as active as possible. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knees and have pain at top of left calf on the side, could these be related?

I have arthritis in my knees and have pain at top of left calf on the side, could these be related?

Possibly...: Arthritis in any joint can lead to inflammation around the joint too. However, the area you are describing could also be a strained calf muscle. Try to ice and rest the area, but if it does not improve, or if it swells or turns red/hot, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I weigh 230 lbs i eat very healthy little exercise due to arthritis in my knees. What else can I do to lose weight?

I weigh 230 lbs i eat very healthy little exercise due to arthritis in my knees. What else can I do to lose weight?

Eating very little: Eating healthy is great but to lose weight you need to eat less than your body requires to maintain its weight. 800-1200 calories per day is your target. Weight watchers is a proven method with great group support. Give it a try. ...Read more

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I arthritis in my knees, I woke up this morning to a burning in my right knee and it is now burning again what's causing this?

I arthritis in my knees, I woke up this morning to a burning in my right knee and it is now burning again what's causing this?

See details: It is impossible to give a precise answer without being able to examine the knee. If you have preexisting arthritis the burning is likely related. If it persists have the knee evaluated. ...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