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Knee Pain Diagnosis Chart
I have a diagnosis for my knee but weight gains made the pain worse, by loosing weight will relieve but are there stretches to help the knee pain?
Glad you'll reduce!: It will be very worth while to see a PT to plan proper exercises for during and after the weight loss. They can really hep and will be happy to do so. Ask for a referral to a good one in your area. Best! ...Read more
Could you please tell me what is the possible diagnosis of child with limp ,knee pain,elevated rotation of the hip with reduced flexion&extension?
Difficult to say for: sure without an exam. It could be toxic synovitis which is caused by a virus, but also could be a bacterial infection or other serious issue. So, please see your doctor/have the child seen by a doctor, either the primary care doctor, or an orthopedist or the emergency room. ...Read more
Recently diagnosis with graves diseases, showing little symptoms. Now I am having knee pain, both, on the sides and back of knee. Could it be related?
Pain: It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to Grave's so you need to see your primary doctor about your pains. If you have Grave's you should be on medication to control that. Over time your thyroid levels should be decreased. Your doctor should check that every 3 months when you start therapy and every 6 months once your thyroid levels are OK. ...Read more
SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscles, not joint: Janet g. Travell, md the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 50-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat all types of "joint pain." begin a self-care self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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