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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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Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful. Why does it pop and crack?

Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful. Why does it pop and crack?

Knee pain: Joints creak, snap, pop as we age, joints have fluid in joint space, sometimes a vaccum sets up in joint movement, cracks sound, sometimes loose bodies, sometimes bone spurs...heat, nsaids, stretches, cold packs would help, sometimes massage and calcium for cramps, shin splints ...Read more

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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

Decrease inflammatio: Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation.
Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ? Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more

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I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

Needs evaluation: Because of the traumatic nature of the injury, this should be evaluated by a physician. The difficulty with weight bearing is concerning, and so please see your doctor at the earliest opportunity. You will need an examination of the knee, and possibly an imaging study as well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

Arthritis: There are a number of possibilities but the most likely is some form of arthritis of the knee. Pain down the leg occurs in this condition due to the alteration of leg motion as you guard to protect the arthritis. Try an NSAID such as 400-800 mg of ibuprofen (along with a stomach acidity counteractant like omeprazole), for a week or two. If that fails, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Leg pain from knee to ankle on outside of calf felt a pop hot or cold compress? I has happened before 6 weeks ago. Pain lasted 4 to 6 days.

If you felt a pop: The injury is sufficiently bad that in my opinion warrants a visit to the orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

Hi doctor I am 25 yrs old married woman I am suffering from left lower hand pain and left leg pain from knee to toe that to only during night?

May need a check up: The cause of your pain localized to one side of the body is difficult to know without examination. So, if the pain persists or starts to get worse, you will need to see your doctor for an exmaination. For now you can do a couple of things: number one it is unlikely to be due to anything serious, so try to ignore it. If you are uncomfortable you may take a couple of tylenols, (acetaminophen) especially at beg time ...Read more

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What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

Need more history: You need to give a more detailed history. Did you have trauma? Is the site red? See your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

Chronic knee pain and leg pain. Knees makes a cracking sound and hurts a lot. What can I do to prevent my knees for cracking and to realive the pain?

See an osteopath dr: If you have a history of flat feet, this indicates that you may benefit from orthotics support. This means arch support that you can get otc. It may be best to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, who can do an osteopathic structural examination of your back's hips legs and knees, feet, as often both feet and low back is involved with knee pain, cracking at any age. S/he can treat you too. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain, lower leg pain and knee stiffness. The following also describes me: Excessive running. What should I do?

Runs w knee/leg pain: May be tendonitis, IT band (from hip to knee), patella mal-alignment, patellofemoral syndrome, shin splits / stress fracture. Would check for patella alignment, meniscus, flat feet, check shoes that they are not worn, consider kinesiotape on knees, shins, ice, rest. Follow up with ortho/ podiatry as you have to take a break from running if stress /fracture or shin splits ...Read more

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left side of my body is in constant pain. LEg from the knee down goes numb & cold, arm from elbow down hurt. All MRI & cat scan are normal.

Ask your Dr about: These possibilities - pinched nerve, peripheral or autonomic neuropathy, autoimmune condition, diabetes etc. Take care and God bless you!
http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/neuropathy/article_em. Htm ...Read more

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Sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. Is walking good?

Sciatica pain with hip and knee pain. Is walking good?

Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read more

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Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

Knee pain down the outside of their leg?

May be from back: Pain that follows this pattern may be coming from the spine, especially if it radiates bellow the knee. Your doctor will need more history and a physical exam to know where the pain is coming from for sure. There are other things that can cause this pattern of pain as well. ...Read more

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I had mi a year ago and just been on long haul flight and have pain in leg from knee down which is especially bad at night?

Might be thrombosis: You should see your doctor asap. You might have a deep venous clot or thrombosis (dvt). This is usually accompanied by pain, swelling and discoloration in the leg. Left untreated, DVT can cause lifelong complications in the leg and can lead to blood clots to the lung (pumonary embolism). These pulmonary emboli can be fatal. Please check with your doctor who can order an ultrasound test to check. ...Read more

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I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

I have knee pain when going down stairs, sitting indian style, or straightening my leg when it has been bent for awhile. What could this be?

OA vs PFPS: Two possibilities are most likely. The first is osteoarthritis, or wear and tear ("rust in the joint"). This is usually in middle-age people but can occur earlier with excessive use. Another option is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or inflammation where the kneecap tracks on the femur (upper leg bone). In most people, these can both be helped with antinflammatory meds and quad strengthening. ...Read more

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Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine. Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As I lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Knee pain after tramping for hours then going downhill, uphill is fine. Outside of knee horizontal line in middle. As I lift & lower my leg to step down, not when my weight goes on it. How to fix?

Could be: A few things depending upon a history of prior injuries or surgeries, but the discomfort particularly going downhill makes me wonder about the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) and the patellofemoral joint, makes me suggest you see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more