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Knock Knees In Yoga
Sometimes: There is no harm in trying. Take at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding how much it does or does not help. ...Read more
Possibly: Yes, especially if you have preexisting knee issues. ...Read more
Patella femoral : If your pain is in front/under your knee cap, then most likely patella femoral pain syndrome/chondromalacia patella. Best managed with exercise to strengthen your quads to improve tracking, and avoiding deep knee bending activities. Also oral or topical nsaids can be of benefit, as well as a brace. Injection of cortisone or hyaluronic acid also very popular. If all else fails, then scope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hyperextended knees so what exercises will help hyperextended knees possibly straightening the knee?
Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?
Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. ...Read more
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more
Depends: If your knock knees are being caused to some degree by flat feet, then shoe arch support insoles may be helpful. Many people have flat feet and it doesn't bother them at all.Others have flat feet that cause their ankles to roll inwards (over pronation) and result in foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain.Consider seeing physical therapist.See http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001262.Htm. ...Read more
Chondromalacia: Patellar chondromalacia refers to an irregular or rough cartilage surface of the undersurface of the patella or kneecap. Pain that is most noticeable with climbing stairs (down or up) is usually related to chondromalacia patella. Physical therapy to help strengthen your quadricep muscles can be very helpful for this condition. ...Read more
RHEUMATOLOGIST Have Acquired Hypermobile knee joints. Exercise to strenghten hips & knees will that positively prevent hips from becoming lax?
Yes: Stengthening the muscles that support an unstable joint can help to varying degrees. There are specific physical therapy programs that may be of benefit and are generally known as stabilization exercises; bracing may be of benefit in some cases as well. Finally, surgical procedures are available as somewhat of a last resort. ...Read more
Degenerative arthritis in spine muscles in legs seem to hurt when, walking osteo a in knee, elbows hurt , is all this arthritis dad had rheumatoid ?
Kid knocked kneed flat feet and ankles curve inwards(side with big toe) has pain in knees feet and ankles. Is this all related? What's treatment opt?
RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?
Hypermobility Ehlers: You have benign hypermobility which is Ehlers Danlos Type III. This is genetic - an autosomal dominant. Exercise is important and is protective of your joints. You need a directed exercise program and an evaluation. Ask your physician to have you see a Rheuamtologist ...Read more
No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Osteoarthritis in neck, shoulders, knees, hip. Hypermobile n loose joints. Should I stop glucosamine while I"m on Piascledine? Or take both together?
Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults
Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer