Top 20 Doctor insights on: Right knee degenerative joint disease

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Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Why does degenerative joint disease cause knee pain?

Arthritis pain: Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a descriptive phrase for arthritis. DJD involves wear and tear to the articular cartilage of the knee. This process can cause pain and inflammation, which can range from mild to severe, depending on the severity of the arthritis. For help with treatment of your djd, consult an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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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Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Is it ever too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in knees?

Maybe not: Don't know how old you are but early injuries sustained in trauma/accidents over time can lead to degeneration of the joints. If you are still under 25 then you need to look for other problems. Keep your joints limber with exercise, stretching, eating well and lots of water. ...Read more

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At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

At an age of around 30, is it too early to be suffering from degenerative joint disease in the knees?

See below: Yes. It is not impossible, but certainly far from the norm for a 30 year old to have djd. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for degenerative joint disease of the knees to lead to congestive heart failure?

Is it possible for degenerative joint disease of the knees to lead to congestive heart failure?

No: Degenerative joint disease per se cannot cause chf. But using antiinflammatories for a long time may cause chf. ...Read more

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My right knee has suddenly locked. I have osteoarthritis. Will taking my vicadin help unlock my knee?

My right knee has suddenly locked. I have osteoarthritis. Will taking my vicadin help unlock my knee?

Nop: Are we talking about Vicodin. No note really. Vicodin is a strong medication for pain that should not be used for this kind of problems. The problem should be mechanical and needs to be evaluated by the orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. Part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. Part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have. Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read more

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I have- joint knee problem specially my right knee its hard to bend?

I have- joint knee problem specially my right knee its hard to bend?

Meniscus tear: You probably have locking in you knee joint caused by internal derangement of the structure of your knee. Usually, plain old arthritis does not cause this type of complaint, so you may need an MRI to more specifically define your problem; and then help to direct the therapy that will fix your knee pain and limited range of motion. ...Read more

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Supra pateller joint effusion suspected on right knee of my wife. What should I do?

Supra pateller joint effusion suspected on right knee of my wife. What should I do?

Effusion is a sympto: M, and a visit 2 an ortho may be advisable. There needs 2 b a good history of when, trauma/ tho small, repetitive use as running squats, any tick bites. U may have 2 think back a few days or a week to look 4 anything that may have happened. Many times there may b something that u did not even notice. Knee xam, x-rays, good exam, labs will put u on the right path 2 dx. ...Read more

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My right knee on the joint somewhere below the knee cap has been aching for the past three hours. Why is this? What does this mean?

My right knee on the joint somewhere below the knee cap has been aching for the past three hours. Why is this? What does this mean?

Three hours?: If your knee has been hurting for three hours I would calm down, take some Ibuprofen and put a bag of ice on it. I am quite certain it does not need to be amputated at this point in time. ...Read more

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I have pain in right knee. The bone hurts when I press on it. No joint pain and no mobility issues. No injuries. Only inner right knee.

I have pain in right knee. The bone hurts when I press on it. No joint pain and no mobility issues. No injuries. Only inner right knee.

Meniscus: The medial meniscus is a cartilage structure at the inner part of the knee which is commonly injured or torn and can cause pain. In most cases the meniscus will improve with simple conservative treatment, ie time, NSAIDs, therapy. Alternatively, pain in that location could also be from the medial collateral ligament, early joint degeneration, or a bone bruise. See a physician if symptoms persist ...Read more

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After a session of shooting a soccer ball, I have a pain on the left of my right knee just below the joint, every time I shoot. No sound or tear, why?

After a session of shooting a soccer ball, I have a pain on the left of my right knee just below the joint, every time I shoot. No sound or tear, why?

Bursitis: Pes Anserinus bursa is located at the insertion of the medial collateral ligament, as well as the common tendon insertion of the Sartorius muscle and Obturator muscle. Excessive repetitive usage can cause inflammation of the bursa, leading to bursitis and pain at the pes Anserinus region of the knee. ...Read more

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After shooting a soccer ball I now have a pain on the left side of my right knee just below the joint. What happened and what should I do?

After shooting a soccer ball I now have a pain on the left side of my right knee just below the joint. What happened and what should I do?

Tough to tell: What were the circumstances of your injury? Did you feel a pop or tear? Are you able to bear weight on the affected leg? The answers to these questions are clues. You may have injured a ligament, tendon, muscle or cartilage. Consider seeing a doctor if you have severe pain, limited range of motion, or are unable to bear weight. ...Read more

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Can I walk around with a torn hamstring also was cartridge in my joint in a torn ligament all in the same right knee?

Can I walk around with a torn hamstring also was cartridge in my joint in a torn ligament all in the same right knee?

Depends: I did not appreciate the full nature of your condition, you should certainly be checked. People with hamstring injuries can heal without surgery and many times patients can walk through the process. The ligament and cartilage nature of the injury described depends on the actual structures involved and the associated displacement, stability, etc. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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My right knee is swollen between the joint but it doesn't hurt or anything. I can feel it tighter when I stretch it out. What could be wrong?

Hard to say: Good thing is that it doesn't hurt. Was there any injury involved? How long has it been like this? There are different reasons for swelling, but lot of them involve pain: knee injury, arthritis (degenerative changes). This is one that is hard to say without seeing your knee and examining it. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more