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What is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? What causes joint line pain?

What is the connection between patella maltracking, lateral and medial joint line pain? What causes joint line pain?

Alignment.: The under-side of the patella is v-shaped and runs in a groove. If there is asymmetry in the strength of your quadriceps or abnormality in your gait it can pull to one side causing arthritis sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain in the "joint line" is non-specific and can represent a variety of pathological changes in the knee. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Medial joint line pain is located where in your knee? Is there a picture somewhere?

Medial joint line pain is located where in your knee? Is there a picture somewhere?

Yes: Here is a link to netter images online. I am not able to copy and paste.
http://www. Netterimages. Com/image/11028.htm. ...Read more

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Does pain and clicking at the medial joint line suggest that you have a medial meniscus tear? Where is your tibiofemoral joint line?

Does pain and clicking at the medial joint line suggest that you have a medial meniscus tear? Where is your tibiofemoral joint line?

Possibly: The knee joint is the joint between the femur and the tibia, and so the to tibiofemoral joint line is just another the name for the knee joint. A medial meniscal tear can cause pain and clicking in the knee, but is not the only cause. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate diagnostic studies can help make the diagnosis. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee

I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee

See a physician: You should consult an orthopedic physician. You may have torn your meniscus or have a sprain your ligament. Your condition can be diagnosed by detailed physical examination and imaging studies and x-rays and mri. In the meantime you can take some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen if you don't do any peptic ulcer disease or gastritis. ...Read more

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Orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? Where is the peripatellar?

Orthopedic question: what are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does medial tibofemoral joint line tenderness mean? Where is the peripatellar?

Locking catching: Typically you get locking and catching with pain at the joint line of the knee.

Medial tibiofemoral joint line tenderness means pain right where the meniscus is. At the joint line.

Peripatellar is around the knee cap. ...Read more

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There appears to be mild medial joint space loss bilaterally. What does this mean?

There appears to be mild medial joint space loss bilaterally. What does this mean?

Medial joint space: You are born with a specific amount of joint space and through aging, wear and tear, arthritis, etc, that space can lessen. Mild means just a little, and medial means to the inside of the joint near your body. Have the Dr. Clinically correlate theses findings with your physical exam to see if you need any treatment. ...Read more

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How does someone tear there medial meniscus? Can popping of the joint cause it to tear?

How does someone tear there medial meniscus? Can popping of the joint cause it to tear?

Twisting/shear force: A twisting or shear force across the knee with loading such as occurs with cutting to make a turn is a common mechanism for the formation of a meniscal tear. Popping of the joint may serve to exacerbate an already torn meniscus ...Read more

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I was consented for Si joint and medial branch block. On discharge note it says that I've had si joint and sacral ala injections, is this branch block?

I was consented for Si joint and medial branch block. On discharge note it says that I've had si joint and sacral ala injections, is this branch block?

NO!: A sacral block is a block of the sacral nerve roots. A medial branch block is a block of the nerves that serve the facet joints, Two very different procedures and two very different anatomic locations. Perhaps the doctor/operator changed his mind when seeing what was present on your imaging. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being diagnosed with facet joint pain and had a medial branch block?

Can you tell me about being diagnosed with facet joint pain and had a medial branch block?

Facet Joint Pain: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. This is used to determine pain from facet joints. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Medial joint side of the knee is getting diminished.. Is it torn ligament problem? Is surgery required?

Medial joint side of the knee is getting diminished.. Is it torn ligament problem? Is surgery required?

Don't know what you: Mean by "diminished" or if you even have any discomfort. Have you previously injured it? Does it feel unstable, lock up or cause the knee to swell? Lots of questions need answering before answering yours. Why don't you have your doctor take a look? ...Read more

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Had a complex medial meniscus tear 3 weeks ago. Still limping and pain around the joint. I don't see an orthopod for at least 6 months. How soon does it need to be see & will early arthoscopy be better?

Torn meniscus: If you want to return to normal function sooner, you will need to be seen sooner. If it is truly torn, it is not likely to rtn to normal on it's own. ...Read more

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MRI notes medial meniscus root tear, & moderate to large joint effusion?

MRI notes medial meniscus root tear, & moderate to large joint effusion?

Orthopedic: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, as you may require arthroscopic repair.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing along the joint line in the knee mostly medial? Is there any treatment to straightening the knee when it is stuck?

What causes throbbing along the joint line in the knee mostly medial? Is there any treatment to straightening the knee when it is stuck?

LOCKED KNEE: Although there are a number of possibilities, it sounds like you injured your meniscus. When this structure gets torn, it often produces a "wedge" in the knee joint, preventing extension. Sometimes of the "locked" knee function will improve as the inflammation goes away. Schedule a consult with me and we can make the appropriate referral for imaging and further care in your local geography. ...Read more

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Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Moderate joint diffusion. Minor chondromalacia and medial femoral condyle. Some pericruciate synovitis about the ACL but no signs of a tear?

Joint fluid analysis: One thing that would be helpful here is to know the joint fluid analysis. The data suggest this is mechanical, but the joint fluid can help decide if it is mechanical or inflammatory. At your age we have to keep the differential diagnosis open you need to see a rheumatologist to see if there's any other evidence of a systemic arthropathy. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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What does acute medial meniscus tear mean? Does this mean a actually tear in the knee joint? Please help

What does acute medial meniscus tear mean? Does this mean a actually tear in the knee joint? Please help

Yes a: A tear in the meniscus of the knee toward the middle yes an actual tear in one of the pads between the thigh bone and shin bone ...Read more

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Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking, grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Does displacement meniscus cause painful clicking, grinding and clicking of the knee joint mostly medial? Can a tear happen in the back of the knee?

Yes: Yes to all of the above. Grinding sounds unusual though. If the noise comes from kneecap then it is the kneecap and not menisucs. However it sure sounds like it based on what you describe. Exam is very unreliable though and MRI is usually necessary. ...Read more

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Ankle gave out few days ago, now sore in ankle joint just anterior to medial malleolus, hurts with dorsiflexion. What is this?

Ankle gave out few days ago, now sore in ankle joint just anterior to medial malleolus, hurts with dorsiflexion. What is this?

A good physical: Exam is needed as many structures could of been affected. You can try taking an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated and applying ice. If pain persists I would see a foot/ankle doctor. ...Read more

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Hello! I have pain in the medial side of both upper limbs joint (ulnar nerve region). Is it a nerve complication or just a myalgia?

Hello! I have pain in the medial side of both upper limbs joint (ulnar nerve region). Is it a nerve complication or just a myalgia?

I am not sure: It may be muscular in both arms, as less likely for nerve problems bilaterally, but without an exam and possible testing like a nerve conduction study (emg), it would be difficult to tell you for sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?

Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?

Clot or muscle: Either a venous clot, or muscle spasm from strain or cramp. Could be a pulled medial hamstring, vastus medialis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gracilis, and/or sartorius. See what motion of left hip or knee triggers it. See sports medicine specialist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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