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Nighttime Knee Pain
Depends: If the knee truly locks (i.e. It's in a fixed position and you literally can't straighten it), then you should see an orthopedist as soon as possible since it could be a bucket handle meniscus tear, which is considered somewhat of an emergency. Other than that, if the knee is just catching than it could be any number of things such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, arthritis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intermittent right knee pain and swelling, severe stretched knee pain awakens me at night for past 3 days, pain increases with prolonged stretch/bend?
Chronic pain, stiffness, both feet, big & mid toes. Also chronic knee pain w intermittent grinding. Intermittent grinding right shoulder. Ra?Other?
RA, Osteoarthritis: When you have symptoms on both sides, it can open up the possibility of ra. Joints in RA or any other inflammatory arthritis, usually present with swelling , pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a result of wear on the cartilage in joints. The only way to find out what type is through blood tests and screening techniques to test for rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
Go see ur FamilyDoc: Too many things can cause your symptoms for online docs to manage safely. So go see your FamilyDoc. Or go to ER or Urgent Care if symptoms get worse before you can see FamilyDoc. Bottom line, don't wait to see if you'll get better. The fact that you wrote in means that you need medical evaluation sooner than later. ...Read more
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Knee pain is a young patient is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now ?
Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesnt respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing. Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor: http://patient.info/doctor/knee-assessment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.
Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fracture.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing leg pain, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain, hip pain, lower leg pain, leg pain with exertion, difficulty walking, leg numbn... had lumbar fusion l4-5 with cushion replaced between disk?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Compartment syndrome? Pain, extreme pain when exercising, pain while squeezing calf, loss is sensation sometimes in foot, calf pain
I am experiencing knee pain, difficulty walking, knee swelling, unable to bear weight, difficulty climbing stairs, severe pain in extremity and popping or snapping sound from joint.
24yoathlete.Sharp knee pain with ankle eversion+push off during walking. No swelling. Ext=no pain Flex=end range pain.No traumatic event.worsening?
Tendinitis of FDL/TA: Where I ur knee is the pain? If it is towards the bk, it sounds like u cd have strained the Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL) tendon which runs from behind the knee to the medial (inner) part of the mid foot. If the pain is in the front, u cd have strained the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon instead, also known as "runner's knee" or "shin splints". Ice the area & rest; if not better in 2 wks, TTYD. GL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing severe knee pain, inability to walk/bear weight, knee swelling, looseness in joint.
You would need: to see a healthcare provider to examine your knee thoroughly as well as obtain accurate history in order to arrive at a diagnosis. There are no easy way to do this online. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Yes.: yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. then build up gradually,like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain. Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more
Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?
Wouldn't: Worry about a DVT. A deep vein thrombosis is more likely after prolonged immobilization, or after a significant injury to the extremity. In your scenario, the joint pain is likely due to inflammation to recent overuse. A cartilage or minor ligament injury to the knee is also a possibility. The RICE pneumonic (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) is good for a sore/ inflamed joint. No DVT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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