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What causes pain on my knee joint?

What causes pain on my knee joint?

I do not know: Many things can cause pain in the knee joints, from generalized arthritis, to patello-femoral syndrome, overuse, chondromalacia, lymes disease, rheumatoid, etc, etc. The only way to get the most likely cause of your knee pain would be to see the Dr. and get a good History and physical done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Help: exam: you answers require examination and imaging. Please consult an orthopedic expert. ...Read more

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What can decrease knee joint wear and tear?

What can decrease knee joint wear and tear?

Healthy muscles: The best way to take good care of your knees and minimize the wear and tear is through a combination of low impact activities, maintaining health weight, and regular muscle conditioning/strengthening. Consult with a physical therapist or orthopaedic surgeon for specific instructions. ...Read more

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Please describe the strengths and weaknesses of the knee joint?

Please describe the strengths and weaknesses of the knee joint?

Muscle/ligaments: Muscle gives u the strength u need to move and protect ur knee. Ligaments guide the motion and r injured when the muscles fail or the stress is 2 great for any muscle 2 help. ...Read more

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How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

See below:: Knee is superficial, ie, without much muscle protecting/covering it, while other 2 are deeply located and nicely protected. The knee is easily injured for lack of the muscles; the knee, being a weight bearing joint is prone to twisting injuries, with strains/sprains frequently occurring, many times more so than the other 2. Also knee is an unstable joint with no inherent stability, like the hip. ...Read more

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Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Different reasons: The word lock up means there is mechanical reason for it, arthritis, torn cartilage, loose body in the joint, check it out.. ...Read more

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Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch. ...Read more