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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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Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Does knee pain following rest indicate arthritis in a 20 year old?

Not likely: Eventhough it is unlikely. If the pain continues i would recommend having a healthcare professional examin the knee. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told i need a total knee replacement 2 years ago ?

Severe knee pain in the evening when resting.  Pain is in medial aspect of knee.  I was told i need a total knee replacement 2 years ago  ?

See your doctor: Pain at rest is a common symptom of arthritis in the knee. It can come from bone swelling or joint inflammation and vary in intensity from day to day. Most people with knee arthritis will feel pain on the medial side. Medications or injections may provide temporary relief. Partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. An orthopedic surgeon can help you. ...Read more

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Hi, I have shoulder and knee pain. Im highly active. Knees hurt with exercise and when resting occasionally. Shoulders hurt when I lift my arm. Help?

Hi, I have shoulder and knee pain. Im highly active. Knees hurt with exercise and when resting occasionally. Shoulders hurt when I lift my arm. Help?

Rest and PT: Your muscles are sore most likely from overuse They would benefit tremendously from balanced rest and physical therapy for conditioning. Lots of young athletes can benefit from balancing the muscles activated during exercise with those that are inhibited or weaker. PT with Core strengthening can help improve your technique. I recommend a sports medicine Doctor for evaluation and diagnosis ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we get older w/minimal trauma as the water content diminishes and it becomes more 'brittle' and less 'elastic '. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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My father has knee pain.His work makes him stand for many hours. The doctor advised just to have more rest. But its hard for him to do so. Advise plz.

My father has knee pain.His work makes him stand for many hours. The doctor advised just to have more rest. But its hard for him to do so. Advise plz.

Difficult when: Work is needed but pain is constantly there. I would suggest asking if there is anyway to sit during work. Assuming knee pain is basic osteoarthritis and not acute injury, try different shoes and include a lateral shoe wedge to offload the medial compartment. Also institute a strengthening program to work on quad and hamstring strength to support the knee. I hope employer allows position change. ...Read more

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