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Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "arthritis" but not type. Have spurs on lower spine + arthritis in both hip bones and knee pain w/o arth. Could be rheum.Arthritis?

Diagnosed with "arthritis" but not type. Have spurs on lower spine + arthritis in both hip bones and knee pain w/o arth. Could be rheum.Arthritis?

Get lab work done: Most common type of arthritis is Osteo-arthritis or "wear and tear" arthritis. Blood tests can indicate the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. Any specific concerns, would recommend a consult with a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help. Bursitis?

Popping sounds in neck, ear pain, knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in knees didn't help.  Bursitis?

MOr information: We need to know more about what's going on. This can't be bursitis all over the place. It could be Muscloskelet and you should discuss this with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Is walking recommended for knee arthiritis and knee pain ?

Yes.: yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. then build up gradually,like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain. Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more

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I asked questions before my symptoms are bad headaches, joint pain knees elbows wrist. Knee popping joint pain is mild?

I asked questions before my symptoms  are bad headaches,  joint pain knees elbows wrist.  Knee popping joint pain is mild?

See details: Your symptoms are not specific so there are numerous pissible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does artritus in the hip cause knee pain?

Does artritus in the hip cause knee pain?

Occasionally : True hip osteoarthritis causes pain in the hip, groin and buttock esp. W/ weight bearing. Occassionally in adults pain can be referred to the knee but this is unusual( unlike children where hip problems and knee referred pain is much more common).More commonly 'hip pain' in adults w/ concurrent pain to the knee is originating in the lumbar spine. See an ors ... Best of luck! ...Read more

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Knee pain, instability and painful cracking. MRI shows degeneration of meniscus but no tear. Severe Osteoarthritis. Am I looking at knee replacement?

Knee pain, instability and painful cracking. MRI shows degeneration of meniscus but no tear. Severe Osteoarthritis. Am I looking at knee replacement?

Eventually: Yes, a knee replacement is almost certainly in your future. However, 55 is on the young side for this surgery. Knee sleeves, NSAIDs and injections such as Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or Orthovisc may help and should be tried first. ...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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Hip problem and pain, early arthritis?

Hip problem and pain, early arthritis?

Possible: Your age would indicate that the likelihood is low, however there are those who have a propensity for early-onset arthritis. If your symptoms are limited to one hip, you may want to have it evaluated for other musculoskeletal problems. ...Read more

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Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?

Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physical Therapy, medications, weight control and non drug interventions (such as Tai Chi) can help to reduce pain/improve function. You may want to discuss a comprehensive program with your health care provider as well as an Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Could shoe sole replacements cause hip joint pain?

Could shoe sole replacements cause hip joint pain?

Shoe Inserts and Hip: Subtle changes in shoes, insoles and orthotic devices can cause and help problems up the leg. If you simply switched an old shoe insert with a new insert, that alone probably did not cause the problem. My first guess would be that the shoes overall are beginning to break down and replacing the insoles was too late to help a developing hip problem. I would get a new shoe and test out this theory. ...Read more

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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have lumbar deg discs.have knee pain when bending knee and instability. could this be related?

I have lumbar deg discs.have knee pain when bending knee and instability.  could this be related?

Not likely: Disc problems can cause nerve pain that radiates down the leg, including over the knee; but they don't usually cause problems with motion or stability in the knee. The main exception to this is if there is such severe nerve compression that atrophy and weakness in the muscles occur, then the knee can feel unstable secondary to weakness. ...Read more

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Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

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 and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy, Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Unlikely : Most commonly joint pain is related to some type of arthritis. Evaluation by a rheumatologist can help elucidate which type of arthritis is present. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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Does cracking sound in spine with pain mean osteo arthritis?

Does cracking sound in spine with pain mean osteo arthritis?

Not necessarily: Grinding can be caused by the facet joints, discs, tight muscles or ligaments. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more