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Doctor insights on: Knee Pain When Skin Is Touched

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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


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Knee pain in both knees (Cortisone didn't help), neck clicking sounds when I turn my head. Help! ?

Knee pain in both knees (Cortisone didn't help), neck clicking sounds when I turn my head.  Help!    ?

NeedMRI OrthoReferal: You have pain in both knees and you had cortisone injection without relief.You need Orthopedic Consult and MRI and may need pain pills and may need Physical Therapy depending on what the MRI shows ...Read more

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4 months post op tkr.Having severe pain and numbness around rt.Foot.Skin very sensitive to touch.No swelling.No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

4 months post op tkr.Having severe pain and numbness around rt.Foot.Skin very sensitive to touch.No swelling.No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

Nerve entrapment: When the surgical site heals some of the superficial nerves can get trapped in the scar tissue which can cause the skin to be very sensitive to the touch. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

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 more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

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 more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

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 more

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I have super bad knee pain?

Evaluation: Knee pain of weeks or months duration warrants medical evaluation and at very least x-rays to try to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain ?

What could cause knee pain ?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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Random knee pain on the outside?

Random knee pain on the outside?

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 more

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What should I use for knee pain?

See your PCP: Knee pain in younger individual is usually due to tendon or ligaments injury due to repetitive trauma caused by abnormal foot posture like flat feet or other trauma. Uncommon conditions like inflammatory causes are also consideration. A good history & exam by a physician or a physical therapist should generally guide to the correct nature of pain an help guide treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do for my knee pain?

What should I do for my knee pain?

Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my knee pain?

What is the cause of my knee pain?

Different causes: Pain in the knee can be caused by a number of problems, including patellar chondromalacia, torn meniscal cartilage, arthritis or a loose body in the knee. An orthopaedic consult may be necessary to assist in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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