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What causes knee to slip out of joint?

What causes knee to slip out of joint?

Knee slippage: Slipping out of joint could be due to an unstable patella femoral relationship or due to underlying acl insufficiency. A careful history, exam and, x rays and MRI may further pinpoint the diagnosis. ...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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What does open joint space mean in your knee?

What does open joint space mean in your knee?

Point Laxity: The knee joint has a certain normal alignment of the two bones that oppose to make the knee joint. Joint space can abnormally widen in response to mechanical stress that sprains ligaments of the joint, causing joint to become lax and with increased range of motion. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

Knee exercise: There are many exercises available to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Generally, low impact exercises are safe for everyone and include biking, water exercises, and elliptical. Resistance exercises such as leg presses, hamstring curls, leg extensions, etc may also be helpful. If no injury or damage, higher impact options exist including jogging and plyometrics. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in both knee joints advice please?

What should I do? I have pain in both knee joints advice please?

Have it evaluated.: 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: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can there be a procedure to fill out the lubrication between knee joints.?

Can there be a procedure to fill out the lubrication between knee joints.?

Knee: The fluid is produced naturally by the body- injections of extra thick joint like fluid had been shown to be effective in some people. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is used to treat a knee disorder relating to the joint?

Too general a?: There is a myriad of problems that can occur to a joint. Each needs its own individualized treatment. See your ortho doc for an eval. ...Read more

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I recently lost 15 pounds unwanted. Now my joints esp my knees pop a lot more. Why is this?

I recently lost 15 pounds unwanted. Now my joints esp my knees pop a lot more. Why is this?

Doctor can evaluate: Unintentional weight loss is a problem. One can see his primary care doctor to figure out why. The doctor will look for hormonal imbalances (such as high thyroid), infections, and cancers. One should not wait, because if there is something serious, treatment should be started early. ...Read more

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What causes pain on my knee joint?

What causes pain on my knee joint?

I do not know: Many things can cause pain in the knee joints, from generalized arthritis, to patello-femoral syndrome, overuse, chondromalacia, lymes disease, rheumatoid, etc, etc. The only way to get the most likely cause of your knee pain would be to see the Dr. And get a good History and physical done. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes tight joints in the knees?

What causes tight joints in the knees?

Fluid: May be fluid in the knee can make you feel tight becuse the space in the joint becom smaller due to valium of the fliud. ...Read more

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Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Knee joint is paining a lot, please help?

Help: exam: You answers require examination and imaging. Please consult an orthopedic expert. ...Read more

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What can decrease knee joint wear and tear?

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

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Is treadmill is harmful for knees and joints?

Is treadmill is harmful for knees and joints?

It can be: Running on a treadmill changes the way that you normally run. They do not mimic the regular gait (or running/walking) cycle because the matt pulls your feet through the cycle, instead of your feet pushing on the ground to propel you forward. Because your joints are going through movements that they are not used to, it may cause damage to your joints over prolonged periods of time in some people. ...Read more

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Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click.?

Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click.?

See below: Locking and clicking are very suggested of a torn meniscus which is a wedge of cartilage on both the inner and outer part of the knees. In certain types of tears, the torn piece can get dislodged partially when the person bends their knee and then prevents them from straightening it fully. It can also cause painful clicking. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why stones form in knee joints?

Can you please explain why stones form in knee joints?

Loose bodies: I'm assuming you mean loose bodies. These usually occur from either trauma or general wear and tear that leads to loose material (cartilage or bone) floating around in the joint. ...Read more

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Can instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Can instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Not much: The problem with these joint pains is wear and tear in the ligaments and joint surfaces and these pills are not correcting the problem it will get worse while taking the pills.'

'prolotherapy will resolve the problem and make to joint heal.

Visit www. Getprol. Com or www. Aaomed. Org or www, proloshot. Com to find a doctor to best resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How should I use tape therapy for knees or other joints?

How should I use tape therapy for knees or other joints?

Not too long.: The purpose of tape therapy from an initial injury is to provide stabilization of a sprain. Although research has not proven complete efficacy in recovery time, it can help. The downside of using such as a ace wrap is the restriction of blood flow if worn too tight or prolonged. ...Read more

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Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

See details: Most of the Intraflex products are just high priced vitamins and minerals with little value. The joint care product has glucosamine which may provide some benefit for osteoarthritis. Having the knee evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist should be done being relying on questionable supplements. ...Read more

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Should I have both knee joints replaced at the same time?

Should I have both knee joints replaced at the same time?

No: The risk of complications is higher. Do one at a time and focus on getting a good result from each one. ...Read more

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Please describe the strengths and weaknesses of the knee joint?

Please describe the strengths and weaknesses of the knee joint?

Muscle/ligaments: Muscle gives u the strength u need to move and protect ur knee. Ligaments guide the motion and r injured when the muscles fail or the stress is 2 great for any muscle 2 help. ...Read more

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Hi my knee has pain when I twisted something move like my joint?

Hi my knee has pain when I twisted something move like my joint?

Knee pain: After trauma and feeing “something move” means you need to get your knee examined by your doctor. He/she MAY refer you to a specialist. I know it takes time and effort but it will be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is a knee joint poorly protected and vulnerable to injuries?

See below:: 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

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Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Different reasons: The word lock up means there is mechanical reason for it, arthritis, torn cartilage, loose body in the joint, check it out.. ...Read more

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Perfect medicine for joints pain? Does the squats affect my knees?

NSAIDS: If not allergic to this class of medicine I would suggest Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen) (naproxysn sodium) as directed on a full stomach; however Tylenol Extra Strength (acetaminophen) is an s=excellent alternative. You must see and deicide for yourself, which one works best for you. ...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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My knee keeps cracking like its going into and out of the joint. Why?

My knee keeps cracking like its going into and out of the joint. Why?

Usually arthritis: Cause that, when the joint surface get rough the bone dose not move smoothly as it was before it is normally smooth that cause the cracking of the joint when you move it. ...Read more

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Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Can you lose height through compression of the knee joint (.5-1inch)?

Lose height - knee: In the normal knee the "joint space" is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Men have larger joint spaces than women and there is a steady decline in joint space size with age. Even if the cartilage is worn completely away, the maximum height loss for an individual would be 1/4 inch. ...Read more

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Pain in joint area behind knee when laying down, what does this suggest?

Baker's cyst: Baker's cyst is pain and swelling behind the knee joint, suggest anti-inflammatory diets, physical therapy, ultrasound for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Which of the knee joint structures are not supplied by a sensory nerve?!

Most: Ligaments have nerves that assess tension and position, subchondral bone has sensory nerves, peripheral meniscus, and synovium are all pain sources. The articulate cartilage itself has no nerves. ...Read more

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My wife has joint pain in her knees. Is there something she can do for this?

Many options: There are many options that exist for knee pain. Physical therapy, antiinflammatory medication and injections are all good option to treat his problem. Advice from an orthopedic surgeon would help outline the best option for her. ...Read more

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Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

Any home remedies that would offer relief from knee joints, stiffness and pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression (ie. An off the shelf knee brace) and elevation. If the pain is present for more than 2 weeks it may warrant a visit to your local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain on my knee joint. Should I continue going to the gym?

Please help! I'm having pain on my knee joint. Should I continue going to the gym?

Have it evaluated.: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...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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What to do if I have pain in my both knee joints and my ESR value is 52.What it means?

What to do if I have pain in my both knee joints and my ESR value is 52.What it means?

Have it evaluated: It means you need to have the situation evaluated because an inflammatory arthritis is one of the possibilities. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more