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I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

Cartilage damage: You probably have degeneration of cartilaginous components in the joint.
The most common culprit is the meniscus.
Diagnosis is done by mri, and arthroscopy provides the needed clean up. ...Read more

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


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Is it time for arthroscopy if I suffer from knee pain symptoms?

Is it time for arthroscopy if I suffer from knee pain symptoms?

It depends: Arthroscopy can be very effective in treating certain knee conditions, and not helpful in others. See an orthopedic physician to undergo a full diagnostic discussion and examination to see if arthroscopy is right for you. ...Read more

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Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

As a dancer: YOU NEED HEALTHY KNEES! , ...and it sounds to me like you may have INTERNAL DERANGEMENT of one or both of your needs (Cartilage damage)
SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPEDIST for an examination, possible MRI studies and GOOD LUCK!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.

Would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.

? Yes: If u hyperextended you knee before and had symptoms (pain, seelling, 'looseness feeling') than the chances are definitely higher of it happening again; esp. If u are 'loose jointed' to begin with and then tore your ACL... See an experienced orthopedic surgeon for examination and diagnosis. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is knee pain a symptom of hiv?

Is knee pain a symptom of hiv?

Unlikely unless it: Has depressed your immune system by having been infected leading to AIDS allowing for a secondary knee infection to occur causing pain, swelling, warmth, redness and fever. ...Read more

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I am having very bad knee pain, knee pop and knee weakness in the inner knee. Shifted and popped when I went to stand and symptoms started

I am having very bad knee pain, knee pop and knee weakness in the inner knee. Shifted and popped when I went to stand and symptoms started

Meniscus or Ligament: This could be a medial meniscus tear or an injury to the Medial collateral ligament. I would get this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are severe knee pain, swelling and tenderness possible symptoms of?

Non specific: Many things cause knee pain.

For instance
fracture, bruise, meniscus tear, inflammation, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, ligament tear, effusion

you need to see a doctor if it does not go away with routine Aspirin doses. To determine.... What is causing your pain. I do many mris to see what's wrong. However - just having pain in not enough to ask for an MRI - ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als?

Is knee pain and other joint pain a symptom of als?

Joint pain may: Be a symptom of arthritic processes or other inflammatory conditions, but is generally not a hallmark symptom of ALS ...Read more

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Should I still consult a specialist after all my symptoms of knee pain are gone? I am worried about meniscus injury. Heard that they can be painless.

Should I still consult a specialist after all my symptoms of knee pain are gone? I am worried about meniscus injury. Heard that they can be painless.

Yes but: If your symptoms are gone then you simply focus on VMO vastus medialis obliqus strengthening using short arc quad exercises. ...Read more

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I had dengue 8 weeks ago. Now I have severe knee pain and swelling on walking or standing. How long will these symptoms last? What to do?

I had dengue 8 weeks ago. Now I have severe knee pain and swelling on walking or standing. How long will these symptoms last? What to do?

See your doctor: You have acute arthritis of your knee. This is not a symptom of dengue. You should see your doctor and have your knee x-rayed and tapped for starters. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have severe knee pain in my left knee im in need of some ideas, on what could be wrong and some solutions. I have had an X-ray and MRI and they both were normal so my primary isn't worried, but I am heres my symptoms, locks, sensitive to touch, can't lev

I'm: I'm sorry to hear that you are having such issues with your knee. Has your doctor looked into other causes? Some lower back problems can cause referred symptoms in the knee. The sensitivity to touch would worry me about a "pinched nerve". I also routinely see patients who complain about knee pain who actually have a hip problem. You didn't mention any injury to your knee, however some people develop a condition called rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) after apparent minor injuries which result in significant pain and senstivity of the sking. These are just a few things I would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Infection or?: This could be atraumatic swelling in conjunction with an infection, ex. gonorrhea, lyme disease, or a more discreet injury to knee cartilage that you are unaware of. See MD for further help with this via tests. ...Read more

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I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

Knee pain usually is: Not associated with pms but headaches and cramps can be. Wonder if you have a mild viral infection? ...Read more

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Is knee pain a symptom of recovery from a trimulleolar fracture common or is it associated with swollen nerves from too much pressure on ankle?

Ankle fractures: Trimalleolar ankle fractures are significant injuries to the lower extremity. Assuming you had surgical treatment, remaining non-weight bearing on the operative extremity for 6-8 weeks can result in pain in other joints of the extremity, especially when you start weight bearing again. Also, swelling in the extremity can result in hypersensitivity and pain in the initial recovery phase ...Read more

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I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion, some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and?

I am physio andhave bilateral knee pain for 1 yr with effusion, some loss of articular cartilage in 3T MRI. Can rest for few days relieve symptoms and?

Not likely: We got to address the reason for your knee arthritis. Are you overweight? If so, you got to lose weight. In addition, consider the use of cane for long distances. Stationary bike and aquatic exercises might be better way of exercising. Consider use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAID and glucosamine. Consider knee intrarticular steroid or synvisc shot which could buy you some time. If this fails, do replace ...Read more

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Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?

Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read more

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I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

I think I have a virus. Terrible knee pain, fever and dizziness. Then 3 days later cold symptoms. My joints ache but knees worst. Had flu shot.

Likely flu: That sounds like a flu, however reactive arthritis may happen with other viral infections. Check with your doctor to exclude strep as well since it could also effect joints, cause fever, but even more dangerously, cause heart and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Are my symptoms connected? On-and-off fatigue, frequent hives, swollen hands and feet in the morning, Knee pain (feels like inflammation), shaky hands

Possibly: I would see an allergist for further evaluation and treatment. Hives, swelling, and joint pain could be related to an autoimmune condition. Could also be idiopathic (which meaning no specific cause found), but an allergist can help you treat the hives and swelling. ...Read more

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Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are many docs who feel that growing pains do not exist. Knee pain in a 7 year old requires evaluation. ...Read more

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Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read more

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What does knee pain on top mean?

What does knee pain on top mean?

See Below: Patellar tendinitis (patellar tendinopathy, also known as jumper's knee), is a relatively common cause of pain in the inferior patellar region in athletes. ...Read more

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What can you do about knee pain?

What can you do about knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics. Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. Are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Could be neural/structural/infection, etc. Generic treatments incl. Heat/ice, surgery, manipulation, prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

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Knee pain for several years now.

Well, for 495 years?: For a 495 year old man....bad knees? That's it? Would you rent your body to me for a few hundred years???? Bad knee pain is the result of possible trauma, genetics, obesity. If you have more information and you'd like advice write me: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi or make an appointment and we'll talk by using Key Code: PDXFNR. ...Read more

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What can I do about my knee pain?

What can I do about my knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics. Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. Are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam. A good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Could be neural/structural/infection, etc. Generic treatments incl. Heat/ice, surgery, manipulation, prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

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Inner knee pain. Cant even touch.

Inner knee pain. Cant even touch.

Maybe meniscus tear: Pain located about the joint line is possibly correlated with an injury to the meniscus which is a shock absorbing soft tissue located between the femur and the tibia that make up the knee joint. A thorough examination of the knee will determine if your meniscus is the painful culprit. Other possibilities include the medial collateral ligament, or cartilage of the femur or tibia or the actual bone ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic knee pain?

How do you treat chronic knee pain?

Physical Therapy: The most common cause of chronic knee pain is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome. This condition causes pain in the front of your knees. Its due to muscle weakness in the hip flexors, and quadriceps, along with a tight it band. Usually best treated with physical therapy. A home exercise program can be a good start. See this link for such a program http://nycsportsmed. Com/knee-foot-and-ankle. Html. ...Read more

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What to do about chronic knee pain?

What to do about chronic knee pain?

Knee pain: The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain. ..
If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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My wife (age 28) has knee pain problem?

My wife (age 28) has knee pain problem?

Vague question: You do not provide much information. A basic treatment is rest, ice and an acewrap to decrease swellinf. Tell her to elevate the leg when at rest. You can use otc nsaids (aleve (naproxen) or motrin).

If that fails see your pcp. ...Read more

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What can you do about runner's knee pain?

Many things: Many different conditions may mimic or be referred to as runners knee. Most treatments begin with a course of exercise therapy (stretching and strengthening), along with anti-inflammatories, avoiding painful activities, rest, ice, compression, elevation. However, it is important to NOT assume that because you run and have pain, it is runners knee. A physician should give you a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What tests are done to evaluate knee pain?

What tests are done to evaluate knee pain?

Complete history PE: The proper way to evaluate knee pain starts with a good history. Your doctor should listnen to your story and how you got hurt and what hurts and what makes it better or worse.

Then your doctor needs to evaluate the knee it self by looking at it, palpating it, doing some special tests.

He/she may order xrays or mri's or ct scans or bone scans depending on what the are thinking is going on. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

What are some ways to treat bad knee pain?

Knee pain: Start with rest, ice, compression, elevation, activity modification. Consider adequate warmup, stretching and strengthening. Some pt/modalities/laser/nsaids may help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. ...Read more

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My knee pain is causing limp what is wrong?

My knee pain is causing limp what is wrong?

See details: There are numerous causes of knee pain including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and tears. Have an orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more

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I am 29 yrs old I have knee pain what to do?

I am 29 yrs old I have knee pain what to do?

Rest: So many causes of knee pain. Most resolve without any formal treatment plan. If it does not go get advice from your doctor. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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What should a teen do for chronic knee pain?

What should a teen do for chronic knee pain?

Rest, stretch, NSAID: Teens can have a variety of reasons for knee pain. Get checked by an orthopaedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. It can be growth related and self limiting requiring activity reduction at times and rest or anti-inflammatories. But, you much get checked to make sure its not a rare serious problem. ...Read more