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Knee Pain X Ray Vs Mri
I have cronic knee pain after an accident. The MRI and X-ray results are negative. What can I do to help it without drugs?
Aquatics/acupuncture: Injuries after accidents can unfortunately lead to chronic pain (despite normal imaging tests). It's best to stay active, work with a physical therapist to maintain your strength. Consider aquatic therapy as warm water combined with non impact strengthening can be therapeutic. Alternative treatments i.e. Acupuncture may be beneficial. Consider seeing a pain md for further recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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 isnt 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8yo competitive Irish dancer with left knee pain for two days with slight limp on occasion. X-ray normal. Dr thinks overuse of knee. Should I get evaluated further ask for blood work or mri?
Some basics: To have any 3rd party (insurance) pay for an MRI you would have to meet their criteria which include exam findings & duration of problem. I doubt seriously they would approve it based on your post. Blood work is also unnecessary unless physical findings suggest the need. If you are willing to pay out of pocket for all rather than give it a rest/wait, you can likely find someone willing to do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have had constant knee pain for over a year. MRI and x rays cant find anything wrong. Had surgery for torn meniscus a year and a half ago whats wrong?
Knee pain for about a year, medications as physical therapy don't help, & nothing shows on x-rays, mri, & bloodwork. What could it be?
Difficult to say: Without a physical exam. However, it sounds like a muscular issue, like specific quad weakness that is not being treated correctly by your pt regimen. Do you have tight hamstrings? That can cause knee pain. Any evidence of patella not tracking correctly? Patella - femoral syndrome is often missed as there are no specific x ray findings. I am assuming they have ruled out osgood schlatter? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in each didn't help, X-rays showed arthritis, could bursitis be a cause also? Need MRI, right?
Not MRI: The xrays already show the reason for your pain. You have arthritis in your knees. An MRI is not going to add much info that is likely to be of any additional benefit. It's now time to work with your doctor to treat and minimize the effects of your arthritis. It may mean anti-inflammatory meds, weight loss, physical therapy, or many more modalities out there for treatment. You know why..now act! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19, terrible knee pain, walking worsens the pain and causes locking and popping noise. Xray normal
MRI normal. ?
Knee Pain: A locking of the knee would suggest a mechanical problem. Even though MRI testing is sensitive for evaluating the soft tissue of the knee, it can have false negatvie findings (miss pathology) and a normal MRI dose not definitvly exclude pathology. The persistance of this degree of pain despite conservative treatment and neg imaging would warrant a formal orthopedics evalaution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If MRI and xray came back clean and RA is ruled what else could knee pain with buckling and severe pain for the past year be?
Look outside knee: If knee x-rays, MRI and lab tests are all negative, but knee pain persists and buckling of the leg occurs, look outside the knee for the answer to the problem. Consider a neurological exam, targeting potential pinch nerves from the lower back. Lumbar spine problems, as well as some hip problems, can refer pain to the knee and could also cause leg buckling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right knee pain, negative xray result and knee exams, am getting my mri. the pain was gone for about 2 weeks but come back again after long walks ?
After angiogram & stent I have leg swelling for 10 months. Knee pain subsided. Xray, MRI show nothing. slight arthritis not the cause. Any suggeston?
After x-ray, a0.9x1.9 CM osteochondroma arising from the medial aspect of the proximal tibial metaphysics. Knee pain. Do i need MRI and surgery?
I've seemed to try everything with no improvement w/the chronic knee pain. Only thing Dr. has diagnosed is bony overgrowths on x-Ray. Suggestions?
Modify activities: Anti-inflammatory medications, injections with hyaluronic acid or steriod, activity modification and bracing may help. Maintaining appropriate weight is beneficial if this is an issue. The key is to be as active as possible while not doing anything that will aggravate it. It is also reasonable to believe any improvement in your mental health will allow you to better tolerate any existing pain. ...Read more
Car accident a week ago. Knee pain, swelling, stiffness, feels like it could give out. X ray shows no breaks. What's causing this? How do I treat?
My knee pain started over a year ago, at that time I was doing a lot of excercise, got an x ray, looks normal and the pain is worse in hot weather?
Knee pain: Knee pain with a normal X-ray can be due to a variety of issues; the weather really should have no significant effect though. In your age group, overuse can cause joint inflammation, local tendonitis, etc. You can injure the soft tissues in your knee (e.g. meniscus tear, often with twisting motions) and these can take time to repair or need surgery if they are large enough. An MRI can help dx. ...Read more