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Osteoarthritis Patella And Knee
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced articular cartilage loss in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joints. Would partial (unicondylar) knee replacement work?
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can get away with something short of a total joint replacement, it is always preferable to do so. ...Read more
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
It can: Acutely you want to reduce your strain on the tendon. You need to stretch your quads and slowly return you activity level in a controlled fashion to allow your tendon to build up tolerance again to the activities you do. Constant straining and loading your patella tendon can be aggravating to it unless done in a controlled environment. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See ur surgeon: There can be several reasons for your symptoms depending on your diagnosis which led to your surgery, other possible knee problems not addressed by surgery, and the type of surgery you had, along with post-op duration and course. See your surgeon to re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Damage to cartilage: Arthritis by definition is damage to the cartilage that coats the end of bones in a joint. As this damage gets more severe, it leads to inflammation, pain, swelling and even progressive deformities. A variety of treatments are available depending on the stage of progresion of the arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?
Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physical Therapy, medications, weight control and non drug interventions (such as Tai Chi) can help to reduce pain/improve function. You may want to discuss a comprehensive program with your health care provider as well as an Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
Could knees popping out of joint, post bilateral partial knee replacements for grade 4 patella chondromalacia in feb, cause a torn meniscus?
Knee pain, instability and painful cracking. MRI shows degeneration of meniscus but no tear. Severe Osteoarthritis. Am I looking at knee replacement?
Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more
When I stand feels like my femur is pushing down hard on the tibia + tight. The feeling is behind the knee cap itself and both sides. Osteoarthritis?
Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?
Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have osteoarthritis for 5 years and took treatment now I have pain from the back of the knee down the leg is osteoarthitis pain can extent below ?
Hard to say: Typically osteoarthritis in the knee causes pain limited to the knee itself and not really the whole leg. It may just be a referred pain for the knee or you may have something else causing pain in the leg in addition to your osteoarthritis. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more
I have mild osteoarthritis in my knee with a torn miniscus. I stood on the leg alone and something moved/snapped in the back knee and I lost stability?
A torn meniscus can-: - be made worse with minimal loading of the knee. Now it may be displaying or catching and the giving way causes the muscles to let go & hence the feeling of instability. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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I have osteoarthritis, gout, and fybromyalgia, need two total knee repairs, what can I do to relieve constant feet and leg pain?
DPM: Hello: a multi-team approach is your best approach to this complicated situation to relieve your foot pain. For the foot pain, you require a medical evaluation by a podiatrist. Mark reed, dpm diplomat of the american board of podiatric surgery website: http://www.Footpain.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?
Possible joint mouse: Could be joint mouse interfering with motion, . Evaluation for associated calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease would be helpful. Can to opposite side to take stress off the knee would help. Rheumatologic evaluation could identify specific medications to consider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 42 year male 5.4ft 68kg i, have ACL tear , osteoartharitis, and varus deformities leg (bowleg), kindly suggest for which knee brace to wear ?
Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?
Was diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in left hip at 41, 3 yrs later leg often gives out & i lurch to side, feels like hip is giving way. Are the 2 related?
Could be: You may lurch from the pain but i suspect you may also have some lumbar disc disease compounding your problems. If you are overweight, the single best thing you can do is lose weight. If you smoke you need to quit. Add some supplemental calcium of 1500mg/day and add some vitamin d if you tend to be a more indoors girl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Osteoarthritis involves the joints between bones, so unless your fractures involve the joint this is unlikely. Be sure to follow through with any recommended physical therapy after your injury to ensure muscle/joint stability after a likely period of less exercise/conditioning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 8days I have been having very bad back pains and the pain runs through the buttox.and down right leg have osteoarthritis could that be the cause?
Torn meniscus 7 months ago. Typically If I have surgery will I be allowed to walk on the affected leg right away? Have osteoarthritis also.
For 57+ female, is occasional cramp of left leg in winter nights due to osteoarthritis (known) or kidney disease (not yet diagnosed) ?
Hard to say: Patients with kidney disease can have subtle changes in their electrolytes that can lead to cramping. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lower extremity pain. There are multiple other possibilities. Seeing a primary care doctor for a good medical check up is probably a good place to start. ...Read more
How can I reduce pain in leg, calf and foot due to osteoarthritis in l2, l3, L4 and L5 vertebrae ?
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My mom is having osteoarthritis and also blood pressure for which she is taking norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg she is having swelling in ankles n leg what shud she do?
2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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