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Doctor insights on: Is It True That You Will Get Arthritis In Your Knees If You Wear Shorts In Winter

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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 am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

I am on extended breastfeeding, is it safe to get steroid shots on my hurting knees? Showed some wear and arthritis on my xrays - please advise. Thank yo

Okay: Steroids injections into the knee done no more frequently than every three months are generally safe during breastfeeding. Very little steroid gets into your breast milk. Oral medications for osteoarthritis need to be okayed by your OB or the doctor prescribing them. I prefer to advocate weight loss or weight control, modest exercise such as walking as long as it doesn't worsen the knee pain. ...Read more

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I have been told that I will get arthritis in my knee in 10 to 20 years due to a recent fracture. What can I do?

I have been told that I will get arthritis in my knee in 10 to 20 years due to a recent fracture. What can I do?

Be active: Osteoarthritis (oa) is an age related process that everyone will go through. You may develop premature oa if your fracture caused the surface of the knee joint to become slightly irregular. Either way, it is important to be physically active in things you like to do and keep the weight off. Excess weight put extra strain on your knees which may lead to early oa. ...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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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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Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis pain?

Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis pain?

Balance risk: Knee replacement is a tough procedure and requires significant physical therapy after surgery. There is a small percentage of unsatisfied patients but if the pt is desperate or have to take strong painkillers around the clock and has no significant risks for the surgery is better to run the risk. ...Read more

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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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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 a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

Is a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

Might be...: There is a special brace called an unloading brace which may be beneficial to certain kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis mostly). A stabilizing brace is only of use if the joint is unstable. A plain neoprene sleeve for compression may give a patient comfort, but not so much stability. Check with your doc as to which type may benefit this patient. ...Read more

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Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis?

Will a knee replacement get rid of arthritis?

Yes: Speaking crudely, the old degenerate arthritic joint gets chopped off and thrown away to be replaced by a bionic knee. ...Read more

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Ihave very sever pain in my knee since 4years ago. My dr said its arthritis but im pnly30! .Is it true?

Ihave very sever pain in my knee since 4years ago. My dr said its arthritis but im pnly30! .Is it true?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You may want to consider stem cell therapy as well. Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?

My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?

Need evaluation: Sometimes when the knee "locks" or cannot straighten out fully, it means that there may be a tear in the cartilage (meniscus) preventing the knee from straightening. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist (rehab medicine specialist) and he/she should be able to help you with it. ...Read more

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Are there any better alternatives to arthritis pain in my knee than rooster comb shots? I get them every 90 days but the shot only works 14 days or so

Are there any better alternatives to arthritis pain in my knee than rooster comb shots? I get them every 90 days but the shot only works 14 days or so

You should really: Consult with a orthopedist who specializes in Knee Replacement since you are taking VISCO-SUPPLEMENTS by mouth and this is a VERY TEMPORARY solution!!
A good Orthopedist will try to avoid Knee Replacement at your age!!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Probably not: Even with flat feet and osteo arthritis, paind and funciton can be maintained with orthotics nad medicine. Also a sitting job does not require you to be very mobile. ...Read more

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Is it true that eggs oats and bread will increase the inflamation of the arthritis on my left knee?

No: Certain people may be sensitive to various substances and food, but it is individual response and this is not a general response. If you have sensitivity to any of these you may have something happen but I can not suggest that it may increase the knee inflammation. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year old female and think I may have arthritis in my knees and neck. Is it normal to get arthritis at this age? I use to do gymnastics also.

I am a 28 year old female and think I may have arthritis in my knees and neck. Is it normal to get arthritis at this age? I use to do gymnastics also.

Not really: It is early to get osteoarthritis to a great degree in a 28 year old, particularly in the neck. It may be related in part to your prior gymnastic activities and possible injuries that occurred during that time. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis and treatment options. ...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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What treatments can an older woman with really bad arthritis in the knee and shoulder get?

What treatments can an older woman with really bad arthritis in the knee and shoulder get?

Steroid shots: I think this the best remedy for some body how have arthritis and can not have surgery. Beside that she could take tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis medicine, also she could use cream or gel to apply on the skin over the joints. ...Read more

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Do unloader knee braces work, and would wearing it all day everyday slow down the wear and arthritis in my knee?

Do unloader knee braces work, and would wearing it all day everyday slow down the wear and arthritis in my knee?

Might delay: You are young for arthritis. was that diagnosed by an Orthopaedic Surgeon? Unloader braces might minimally slow down arthritic wear if worn constantly. Arthritis is a progressively worsening situation. ...Read more

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My knee was swollen and hyperextending a bit as I walked causing pain. Had exray and MRI doc told me sever arthritis. Should I get 2nd opinion?

My knee was swollen and hyperextending a bit as I walked causing pain. Had exray and MRI doc told me sever arthritis. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Knee Swell & Pain: Did your medical provider review your x-ray and MRI knee images with you? Because of the diagnosis of severe arthritis, did they feel that surgery was your only option? Getting a 2nd opinion would be in order if surgery was noted to be the only option. Exhaust conservative measure first like topical gels (diclofenac); patches (lidocaine; diclofenac); oral non -narcotics, acupuncture, PT, etc. ...Read more

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I'm more likely to get arthritis because I have hypermobile joints. What can I do to prevent my knee popping?

I'm more likely to get arthritis because I have hypermobile joints. What can I do to prevent my knee popping?

Muscle strengthening: For hypermobile joints, muscle strengthening around the affected joints are crucial. You may want to have physical therapy to obtain guidance on specific exercises. ...Read more

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Could it be arthritis? Knee pain, mostly in right knee. Pain out of the blue more during the cold/winter months. Standing, walking and sitting.

Unlikely: At your age w/ no other joints apparently affected arthritis is not likely. More likely diagnoses (w/o the benefit of examination) would include patellofemoral pain and tendinitis (among others).If your pain continues see your pcp for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get a bakers cyst in both knees? And is rest the only option? I have been told it due to arthritis but no scan or xrays done?

Yes, possible: But usually seen on one side, baker cyst (s) is caused by some internal derangement inside the knee joint, like arthritis, meniscus, or ligamental injury, causing secretion of synovial fluid, almost like a ganglion cyst in the wrist, if you have arthritis rest will help you, ask your doctor and complete the tests ...Read more

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Do I have some form of arthritis? Female, 20 years old_swollen joints with pain;knee, wrists, fingers_knee occasionally pops out of place. If I move my leg a certain way I get pain and the sensation of my knee about to pop out of place_restless nights due

Do I have some form of arthritis? Female, 20 years old_swollen joints with pain;knee, wrists, fingers_knee occasionally pops out of place. If I move my leg a certain way I get pain and the sensation of my knee about to pop out of place_restless nights due

As: As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. Inflammation often occurs when something is irritated. Irritation occurs from a variety of different things.

If the pain does not improve, you should see someone who is qualified to make an appropriate diagnosis. Arthritis may be a primary diagnosis or a secondary diagnosis. There may be something else, sometimes hereditary, that may be causing your early arthritis-like symptoms. Imaging and labs may be necessary.

As always, I would highly suggest you do your research when seeking medical help. Find a physician who meets, or even better, exceeds the basic qualifications to practice in their specific field or sub-specialty. ...Read more

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Why do my hands feel hot, red, puffy, tight, and achy without doing anything. My knees also get this way. Dx spine arthritis. Connected?

Why do my hands feel hot, red, puffy, tight, and achy without doing anything. My knees also get this way. Dx spine arthritis. Connected?

Yes it may be: It can be connected if your spine arthritis is spondylitis which is an inflammatory arthritis that can also affect your joints. I recommend following up with your rheumatologist for medication recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Yes you can: It is possible to have a repair of the repairs ACL. As for arthritis that is another matter. Perhaps a second opinion will help. There are options that an orthopedic surgeon can give. Talk to your doctor. I'm sure there's options ...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