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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?

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?

Skin lesions: Any skin lesion that does not look like the surrounding tissue or is changing in size, color or structure should be looked at by your family physician to insure it is not dangerous for skin cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to treat grade 2 signal change in knee?

How to treat grade 2 signal change in knee?

Doctors don't: Treat mri's, they treat patients. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and let him/her address them. ...Read more

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What does chondral changes in the knee mean?

What does chondral changes in the knee mean?

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

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What does "slight bil. Oa changes" mean with relationion to a knee problem?

What does "slight bil. Oa changes" mean with relationion to a knee problem?

Both knee arthritis : This appears to be an abbreviation for slight bilateral osteoarthritic changes. Meaning you have a mild case of arthritis in both knees. ...Read more

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What foods and diet changes help with knee pain?

What foods and diet changes help with knee pain?

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 more

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What does chondral changes mean in the knee? I had surgery in the knee and that is what shown

What does chondral changes mean in the knee?  I had surgery in the knee and that is what shown

Let me help you: Chondreal changes means that the cartilage covering the end of the bone in your joint are not normal (smooth) like before. The surgeon some grade them on how sever those change are. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have osteio arthritis in b/knees with degenerative changes w/swelling below knees. What can I take or use to help pain? Ty

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 more

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Why does my knee hyper extend when I change directions while running?

Why does my knee hyper extend when I change directions while running?

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 more

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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.

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 
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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

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I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries. No change. It's above my patella?

I've had a swollen knee for well over a month, been on 500mg of anti inflamitries.  No change. It's above my patella?

Could be: Arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis. Go see your dr for a thorough evaluation and assessment. You may need an x-ray and/or MRI and a referral to the orthopedic specialist for an accurate dx. Give us some feedback later. ...Read more

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Can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? Secondary degenerative changes? If yes, how?

Can a history of back injury, vertebral fx's, cause problems with the knees, hips? Secondary degenerative changes? If yes, how?

Yes: Prior spinal fractures can sometimes lead to degenerative changes of the hips and knees secondarily. This is a result in an alteration of the biomechanics of walking which can place altered stress forces on these joints. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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I have a rough skin on my leg below the knee - used to itch but now it doesnt itch but has changed color - is this something I should worry about?

I have a rough skin on my leg below the knee - used to itch but now it doesnt itch but has changed color - is this something I should worry about?

Rash: It sounds like a rash, some rashes clears on its own. If the discoloration is an issue and if it is causing problem have it checked through Dermatologist ...Read more