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Knees Change Colors And Pain
Bowel change over 1 month -soft finger size to thin ribbon. Pain before and during bm above knee. Do have hemorroids -blood at times.
I have a pencil eraser sized lump on my left leg about an inch an a half above my knee. It is now starting to change colors from fleshly to purple?
Below my knee I have a circular pink patch. 1.5cm It doesn't itch it's not bumpy, the colour is the same across it not changed in month it's been ther?
Nondiagnostic: Without examining this lesion it's not possible to make a diagnosis. Since this area stands out so much and has not changed in a month, I recommend that your physician examine it and advise you whether a consultation with a dermatologist is indicated. We are always concerned about melanoma when unusual skin lesions appear even though this could be the remnant of an old insect bite,for example. ...Read more
Cartilage loss: "chondral" pertains to cartilage the cartilage lining the joint spaces of the knee can become thinned or irregular for many different reasons, including general wear and tear. The term "chondral changes" is fairly nonspecific but probably indicates there is some softening and/or irregularity and/or thinning of the cartilage indicating some early degenerative changes in the joints. ...Read more
Lots: 1.Control your weight reducing load on the knee is very important. Your knee sees 4-6 times your body weight. 2. Keep hydrated, cartilage is mostly water and dehydration affects the knee. 3. Avoid lots of caffeine and acidic liquids, this affects the joints as well. 4. Many natural anti-inflammatories exist at the health food store (tumeric, boswellia, glucosamine, msm are some) good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteio arthritis in b/knees with degenerative changes w/swelling below knees. What can I take or use to help pain? Ty
Varies: NSAIDs, Tylenol (acetaminophen) based products, and nutritional supplements with chondroitan and keratin sulfate are the typical oral things used to varying degrees of success. Visco supplementation involves the injection of a lubricant into the knee which can sometimes give good relief for months at a time. I would not hesitate to discuss with orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laxity & weakness: Some knees naturally hyperextend in certain positions due to the ligaments being "loose," but not torn. Muscle weakness around the knee & pelvis also contribute to hyperextension. If minimal pain, then work on strengthening. If pain/swelling, then it's time to see a doc for a more thorough work-up. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had me kneed xray and impression say " degenerative osseous changes on both knees" . What doea it mean?
Dx: moderate arthritic changes in knee, had two surgeries. Very painful at times to walk. What's the next step for me? Meds not working
Daughter 9 years old has pain on four particular places i.E. Upper side of elbow (both) and back of knee (both) not in same
time always changed.
Joint pain in kids: You should have her be checked out as she could ahve jra if it is changing location and if it is goig on for a while. ...Read more
I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries. No change. It's above my patella?
Can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? Secondary degenerative changes? If yes, how?
What does signal changes in the lateral and medial mensicus mean on an mri? What is a normal flexion of you knee suppose to be?
Hard to say: If increased meniscal signal extends to its surface it is likely a tear which may need surgery. 35% of middle aged to older people may have asymptomatic tears however. If the signal does not extend to the surface it is likely degeneration which is likely not clinically significant. I do not understand the second question. ...Read more
I get some pain in my knees if I run on sidewalks slanted (for water drainage). How come knees are so sensitive to little changes?
Running: Some people's knees are very sensitive to running near the curb. Usually it is due to the excess stress caused by the angle. Some people will run 1/2 way and then turn around so that the knee is stressed on the opposite side. If this is a problem then you need to avoid these banked roads. ...Read more
When I walk both feet point outward quite a lot and knees feel like there pointed in done this all my life can I change it and how?
Possibly: I really depends on why you are walking like this. It could be related to issues involving your hips and/or knees. You'd be best suited by seeking an inperson evaluation by a orthopedist to start with to help better identify the source of your issue. ...Read more
No change in knee bursitis, over 2 weeks. Still no pain. Cant afford to limit my activity anymore. I need this to get better. Help!
?: If you have not yet seen a doctor for this it might be the best thing on the other hand if it is not painful you might consider just watching it and resuming activity as tolerated good luck. ...Read more