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Sharp Pain In Upper Femur To Knee Joint
How long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary.
Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way
stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more
FM86 bedridden from five years due to knee joint not working, two days ago fell from bed and broke neck of femur, should go for surgery or rest?
See ortho: Yes you should see MD and if surgical repair is suggested have it done. ...Read more
I had MRSA in knee joint which then weakened and fractured my femur MRSA in hip joint, both replaced now curious of any possible long term effects?
Does the spasm of femoral muscles cause a pain around the knee joint. ..Specially during walking and during knee flexion? And to deal with this pain
It can: The nerves can be irritated when a spasm occurs. ...Read more
What is best treatment for 3mm osteochrondal defect in medial femoral condyle? Kissing contusion of the knee joint?
Let me advise you: Many patients appear to do well from an arthroscopic washout and debridement where any loose bodies of cartilage are removed and the defect is tidied back to healthy cartilage. However, when this treatment fails to relieve symptoms it is unclear what the best treatment is. ...Read more
My xray says: tricompartmental osteoarthrosis with prominent narrowing involving the medial knee joint. Also spurs at the femoral condyle and patellar?
Tear of the ACL torn at the femoral attachment has horizontal orientation grade2 strain MCL contusions posterior tibia moderate sized knee joint effu?
ACL tear: Can be managed surgically and nonsurgically. Surgical management preferred for athletes. ...Read more
Bone cyst in anterior cortex of distal femur. What does it mean? Could this be causing constant pain in my knee? Plus small joint effusion
Cyst can cause pain: A bone cyst in the distal femur is a common finding on x-ray of the knee. It is possible that the cyst can cause pain and a small effusion. The next step is to see a medical provider and have an MRI performed on the knee including the distal femur to evaluate the cyst and knee joint in more detail. ...Read more
What should I do about my hip and knee? I'm a 15 year old girl and in 8th grade I tore my minescus and broke my femur in my left leg, got surgery and was recovering/in physical therapy for about two years. Now I injured the joint in my left ankle and am s
I: I echo what dr. Lee said. Walking boots are generally a little higher than your normal shoe, and they change the way you walk. It is common to get pain on the opposite side when you wear a walking boot for any significant time period. I would recommend wearing a thicker soled shoe on the right side. If the pain on the right side continues, then physical therapy may help you so I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Healthy muscles: The best way to take good care of your knees and minimize the wear and tear is through a combination of low impact activities, maintaining health weight, and regular muscle conditioning/strengthening. Consult with a physical therapist or orthopaedic surgeon for specific instructions. ...Read more
Knee is superficial, ie, without much muscle protecting/covering it, while other 2 are deeply located and nicely protected.
The knee is easily injured for lack of the muscles; the knee, being a weight bearing joint is prone to twisting injuries, with strains/sprains frequently occurring, many times more so than the other 2. Also knee is an unstable joint with no inherent stability, like the hip. ...Read more
Scar tissue.: Arthrofibrosis means that scar tissue has formed in the joint, thus limiting range of motion and causes discomfort. ...Read more
-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more
Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more
Go see an: Orthopedist to have the knee examined so you don't cause any further injury while walking on it. ...Read more
Pain swelling: Since you do invade the joint with the scope, your joint responds like it has been injured. Pain, swelling, stiffness, leg soreness. Post scope, gentle exercises, stationary bike, pain meds, ice, and rest are all helpful in the recovery. Don't be impatient, recovery often takes longer than expected. Give your joint time and gentle care. ...Read more
Chndroiten sulfate 2 times daily
Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an orthopedic surgeon and you are on your way for resolution. ...Read more
Unsure?: By your quesiton, I am unsure. However, if you believe you have an infections in your knee, anywhere, please see a doctor immediately and have it examined and appropriately treated. Knee infections are very serious and the sooner it is treated, the better. Don't delay. Get seen! ...Read more
Depends: Ganglion cysts (also known as Baker's Cysts) are synovial cysts of the knee joint. In most cases they are treated conservatively. In cases where they are very large they can be drained but often recur. Very large cysts are best excised in very rare circumstances ...Read more
Exercise class: Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. ...Read more
Diet may help some: You're already on zyloprim (allopurinol) / Allopurinol for your uric acid / gout. Uric acid crystals in your knee are likely to dissolve as the medication does its work. Your physician may or may not feel that some dietary restrictions may be helpful, but no magic food cures gout. ...Read more
Surg: If it causes enough trouble then surgical excision would be indicated. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister has got ganglion cyst on her knee joint. How can this be treated?
Only if painful: Ganglion cysts are fluid filled structures usually associated with a joint. The wrist is most commonly involved but any joint can be affected. If not bothersome, no treatment may be needed. Causes of knee cyst include inflammation, meniscal injuries, bursitis and tendinitis, or ligament injury. Large cysts behind the knee can affect circulation. If bothersome get it checked out. ...Read more
I have a pain in the right knee joint whilst trying to sit on my heels. What sort of remedy can be suggested?
Don't sit on your: Heels.......If it hurts in other positions see an orthopedist to assess the damage of the knee. ...Read more
Can glucosamine cure "knee joint liquid shortage"? The problem occured after an active jogging season. (5miles average per day)
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