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

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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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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Arthritis in the knees. What could be the best way to get relief?

Arthritis in the knees. What could be the best way to get relief?

Several options: It depends on the severity of the arthritis and what therapies have been previously tried. Exercises, nsaids and injectable lubricants may help. ...Read more

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Which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

Which type of medicine do you get for knee arthritis?

NSAIDs : Assuming the arthritis being asked about is osteoarthritis.....The most common first line medicine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). Many fall in this category including naprosyn, (naproxen) ibuprofen, diclfenac, etc. If these medications and physical therapy fail, then injections with local anesthetics and corticosteroids are often recommended. ...Read more

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Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

No: Depends on the degree of trauma but most knee contusions, which are typically bruises of the knee cap do not cause long term arthritic problems. In medicine can never say 100% but not common. ...Read more

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Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Let me explain: How do you know you have arthritis in your knees? If you have it ? You have to know what kind, so you could treat it. Go to your doctor and have him check you to determine the best method to treat it. ...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