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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


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I have had knee pain only at night when i try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way i can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

I have had  knee pain only at night when i try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way i can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis: While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an mcl tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Experiencing knee pain but only at night when I lay down to go to sleep. No previous knee injuries. What could be causing this? I'm not overweight.

Many reasons: Patellar tendinitis, fat pad irritation, ligament injury or Osteoarthritis ( unlikely at your age) can cause night time pain. See your doctor for X-rays and further evaluation. Meanwhile Ibuprofen might help. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and every year when it starts to get cold i get severe knee pain at night. What does that signify?

I am 21 years old and every year when it starts to get cold i get severe knee pain at night. What does that signify?

Inflammation probabe: There is no scintific evidence why some people get pain in the knees when it gets cold, it seems you get some inflammation in the knee joints and you may take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin to relive these symptoms if you are not allegic and can tolerate it but people with preexisting arthritis can feel the pain get worse or start when it gets cold so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if i walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Can you tell me some causes of inside knee pain, at night, gets better if i walk around, hurts again, repeat walking?

Many: Usually this involves either an inflammatory issue (arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, synovitis) or an injury to the cartilage (meniscus tear or articular cartilage damage). Of these, the most common are arthritis and meniscus tears. ...Read more

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6 yr old has sever knee pain at night and cant walk?

6 yr old has sever knee pain at night and cant walk?

Knee pain: Knee pain, swelling, redness, and warmth can be signs of a serious infection. Any child who cannot walk from pain should be seen promptly by a doctor. ...Read more

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Nocturnal (Definition)

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