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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 12 I went to the doctor and have swollen joints in my left knee they said it was nothing they could do but it hurts really bad to walk ?

I 12 I went to the doctor and have swollen joints in my left knee they said it was nothing they could do but it hurts really bad to walk ?

Follow-up care: The E.R. will treat you emergently, but you truly need a follow-up visit with a PCP or an Orthopedic knee dr. Get the knee diagnosed and treated so you are not in pain and can start to walk around again pain free. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Several tender swollen lymph nodes in neck for 6 weeks each side. Blood test normal. Intense hip pain and knee pain. Is the joint pain related?

Several tender swollen lymph nodes in neck for 6 weeks each side. Blood test normal. Intense hip pain and knee pain. Is the joint pain related?

Joint pain: 6 weeks is a lot,swollen lymph nodes are alert,maybe you have infection in your bone which causes your lymph to become swollen,I suggest going to doctor to check for lymph nodes under armpits and any other enlarged lymph nodes,Biopsy might be taken from lymph nodes to check for any cancerous cells and to see the reason for swollen,the doctor might give you antibiotic. ...Read more

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Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, i recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumatologist may also be recommended for a thorough evaluation of possible arthritides. ...Read more

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Whats wrong with my legs? I am 43 yrs of age with bad knee pain and swollen ankles sometimes hip pain.What can it be from? I've been like this for the past 5-6 yrs already, but my dr wont take ex-rays or blood work. He seems to think theres nothing wrong,

If : If you have not had a basic work-up of these joints yet (to include plain radiographs) and you have complained repeatedly of pain in these joints to your physician, it may be time to change doctors. Good luck, i hope something is found that can be corrected! ...Read more

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


Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more