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What would cause lateral knee joint pain that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf?

What would cause lateral knee joint pain that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf?

Knee pain: Could be a number of things. If cramping or pain persists should see md to rule blood clot and possible tear of meniscus. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Serious knee joint pain. I cannot rest my knee because of restless leg syndrome and plmd? How can I alleviate these symptoms?

Serious knee joint pain. I cannot rest my knee because of restless leg syndrome and plmd? How can I alleviate these symptoms?

Doesn't sound RLS: Severe knee joint pain is not associated with either pmld or rls. You may have arthritis of the knee instead. You may have a combination of the two. Rls needs to be investigated for known medical causes like anemia and neuropathy and treated accordingly. If there are no underlying causes there are medications that help. Please get evaluated, your pcp can help you. ...Read more

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Leg knee joint pain can I get relief from knee joint pain through using tablets of vitamin B6?

Leg knee joint pain can I get relief from knee joint pain through using tablets of vitamin B6?

B6: Won't necessarily help joint pain, consider its use in small amounts for nerve regeneration issues. ...Read more

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Sudden knee joint pain, what to do?

Sudden knee joint pain, what to do?

RICE protocol: In order to understand the cause, it would be important to know how this started? Injury? Has this happened before? Swelling? Redness? Where is the pain? Generic treatment includes RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). May try topical ointments, oral NSAIDs if able, and/or bracing. The most likely cause would be osteoarthritis, however, if there was an injury could have a ligament injury. ...Read more

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How can I minimize knee joint pain?

Depends on the cause: Most aches and pains in the knee without a major injury can be improved with non-impact aerobic activity (swimming, biking, elliptical), quadriceps and hip abductor and short external rotator strengthening, hamstring stretching, ice, nsaids, avoidance of an activity that causes pain. If the symptoms persist or there is significant swelling, see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a little knee joint pain?

What to do if I have a little knee joint pain?

Very common...: Knee pain is very common. Most of the time it is related to activity and age related wear and tear on the joint. Red flags are pain that doesn't go away, swelling, instability, or painful catching. ...Read more

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I am 37 and I am starting to get knee joint pain?

Knee pain: Depending on the location of your pain & evaluation by your doc proper diagnosis can be made. At 37 and lack of an acute injury points to the following possible common problems: 1) front pain with stairs or squatiing: early patello-femoral arthritis, 2) pain on either sides: tendonitis or meniscus tears, 3) back of the knee: bakers cyst, 4) pain all over: arthritis/inflammation. ...Read more

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How to relieve knee joint pain effectively without much hassle?

How to relieve knee joint pain effectively without much hassle?

Let see if I: Understand your question? Relief knee pain? It depends were the pain coming fro. First you have to have diagnosis then treatment will follow. I hope I was helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be advisable to take nutralite products for knee joint pain?

No: Nutrilite is a brand name encompassing numerous supplements under the amway label. Most are a waste of money for knee pain. If you want a supplement, use glucosamine/chondroitin. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest and easiest treatment of knee joint pain? Orthotics? Brace?

What is the cheapest and easiest treatment of knee joint pain? Orthotics? Brace?

Need diagnosis: There are many reasons for knee pain and therefore you need a diagnosis of the pathological structure to make a treatment recommendation. Please write back after you get checked and I can give you the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Varies: It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first. ...Read more

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How can one cure knee-joint pain?

How can one cure knee-joint pain?

Knee joint pain: Start with rest, ice, compression, elevation. If not better check with your doctor/orthopedic surgeon with good exam, history, and imaging. May need operative intervention if significant acl, meniscus, tendon, or arthritis problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve knee joint pain?

What can I do to relieve knee joint pain?

? Arthritis: Depending on the history this may be from injuring the knee in the past and now have arthritis in it.
At your age an xray may show some damage but an MRI will be more informative
try anti-inflammatories, advil (ibuprofen) etc and then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are typical causes of knee joint pain?

What are typical causes of knee joint pain?

Many!: Many things can present as knee pain: meniscus tears, cartilage injury, muscle strain (calf or thigh), arthritis, bone bruise, infection, nerve injury, ligament injury, fracture, hip arthritis and problems (especially in children). If the pain does not resolve with rest, nsaids/tylenol, ice, and activity modification, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having painful knee joint pain, what can I do?

I'm having painful knee joint pain, what can I do?

Knee pain: Try some ice and an anti-inflammatory pill. If no improvement get an xray. ...Read more

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How can you help someone struggling with knee joint pain?

How can you help someone struggling with knee joint pain?

Could: Be meniscal injury or arthritic issue happening. If orthopedic specialist can't help you maybe an option to look at is stem cell pr platelet therapy options. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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How can I relieve knee joint pain effectively without much pain?

How can I relieve knee joint pain effectively without much pain?

C an ortho surg: If just due 2 some inflammatory problem, nsaids ice ; activity modification is painless if your stomach can't handle the medications. But the best is 2 c a specialist ; with a DX u can get a plan of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you relieve knee joint pain effectively without much pain?

How can you relieve knee joint pain effectively without much pain?

Have it evaluated.: First, define the cause and the severity of the problem. Have the knee evaluated. A rheumatologist or orthopedist can help. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine helpful for knee joint pain?

Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more

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Why would I have knee joint pain since I have been taking lopitor?

Why would I have knee joint pain since I have been taking lopitor?

Side effect: Up to 12% of people who tske Lipitor (atorvastatin) develop painful joints (artralgia). This is not an inflammation but sometimes the only way to deal with it is to stop lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of knee joint pain?

How can I get rid of knee joint pain?

Depends: Early: large quantities of herbal/nutritional antiinflammatories. Msm/glucosamine help to rebuild cartilage I find the injectable and sublingual forms superior to the pills. Prescriptions drugs are a danger to liver, kidneys, heart and stomach and should be considered short term. Advanced problems may require surgery and knee replacement to eliminate the problem. Don't forget physical therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for knee joint pain?

Is there any home remedy for knee joint pain?

It depends: Pain in the knee can be due to any number of problems, an injury arthritis or many other types of disease. It is first important to know why the pain is present. For the short term, using applications of ice for pain, 5 minutes at a time and use of tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain is helpful but if symptoms persist for more than 2-3 days you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes hip and knee joint pain in someone who is in their early 20s?

What causes hip and knee joint pain in someone who is in their early 20s?

Lots of causes.: The pain can originate in any of the structures in or around those joints, or even from systemic disorders, and it's difficult to diagnose without an evaluation from a physician. Causes can include sprains, strains, muscle spasms, tendinitis, joint inflammation, etc. Best thing to do is see the doctor. ...Read more

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How to heal knee joint pain quickly? Trying acupuncture plus pt. What else?

Need etiology: Obviously it would be helpful to know the cause for the pain
if your pain is from a meniscal tear and you are active, neither
therapy nor acupuncture will eradicate the cause for you pain
if the problem is something minor, the usual treatment of ice,
nsaids, rest, therapy will likely decrease the pain. Overall, it
is always helpful to know the underlying problem to cure it. ...Read more

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What questions must I ask my doctor about knee joint pain?

Where is it.?: Is it meniscal, cartilage, plica, tracking, muscle imbalance, synovial. Etc. ...Read more

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Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

Cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What could these symptoms indicate?

All together?: Are you having a fever too? Are all your symptoms starting together? They can be a very serious illness or a mild viral infection, please clarify if you have additional symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been having a cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What is wrong with me?

I've been having a cough, neck rash and knee joint pain. What is wrong with me?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How to loose belly fat. Plz also mention tips for knee joint pain. Knee fluid has decreased due to age found during test.

How to loose belly fat. Plz also mention tips for knee joint pain. Knee fluid has decreased due to age found during test.

Diet & Pool Ther: Diet is the key to losing weight. If you need I would suggest getting in touch with a good dietician to get a plan. Also pool therapy can help with exercise while keeping pressure off your knee joints. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more