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Doctor insights on: Sudden Unexplained Knee Pain

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I have unexplained knee pain. Had arthro. Surg. Aug. 9, tried everything. Still major pain w/activity. Help seen many dr's ?

I have unexplained knee pain. Had arthro. Surg.  Aug. 9, tried everything. Still major pain w/activity. Help seen many dr's ?

..: This is a specific medical complaint which has already been operated on that should be seen and examined by an orthopedic surgeon, specifically a sports-orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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What should a doctor give for unexplained knee pain?

What should a doctor give for unexplained knee pain?

Knee pain: Hopefully, your doctor would look for an explanation for the knee pain prior to providing treatment. Common causes of knee pain such as osteoarthritis or tendinitis might benefit from an NSAID or rest. Injury such as a meniscal tear might require physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Bad knee pain?

Bad knee pain?

SEVERAL CAUSES: 'bad knee pain' could be due to new or old trauma (causing degenerative arthritis/cartilage loss, degenerating ligaments...). Also an acute gout attack can cause 'bad knee pain' and a blood test can check this possibility. Another serious cause of knee pain is acute rheumatoid arthritis which causes swelling and pain (lab tests can distinguish). Finally, a knee infection (septic joint) is a 911. ...Read more

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I have knee pain?

I have knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Knee pain problem?

Knee pain problem?

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 more

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What helps knee pain?

What helps knee pain?

Depends: There are multiple reasons for knee pain. Specialist (orthopedist, pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation) evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have bad knee pain?

I have bad knee pain?

Activity related?: Did you injure your knee or is this a chronic problem? ...Read more

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What about the knee pain?

What about the knee pain?

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 more

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What causes my knee pain?

What causes my knee pain?

Knee pain: Knee pain can be caused by injury, overuse, arthritis, cancer, hip or spine issues and other things. To help your physician understand your specific pain, you want to write down your medical problems and medicines. Spend some time thinking about what causes your pain, what makes it better and worse. Record any other findings associated with your knee pain. (ie swelling, popping, giving way...) ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain?

What can cause knee pain?

Lots: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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I have super bad knee pain?

I have super bad knee pain?

Evaluation: Knee pain of weeks or months duration warrants medical evaluation and at very least x-rays to try to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee pain?

How can I reduce knee pain?

Lower impact: Strategies to minimize knee pain include weight loss (maintenance), activity modifications and a low impact quadriceps strengthening program. Avoiding activities such as squatting and kneeling will also help minimize the loads the knee joint sees during activities. ...Read more

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Knee pain. What can I take?

Many things: If you injured it you should see a doc so that you are not making it worse. For mild pain there are many classes of medication including tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and others like tramadol. Call one of your docs and see what they prescribe. Avoid narcotics...Too many people prescribe them and they have many side effects. ...Read more

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What will help my knee pain?

What will help my knee pain?

Depends on Cause: This question is too broad to answer properly; would need more specifics.Location, duration, type of knee pain, aggravating factors, etc. are vital to understanding the cause, as is physical exam.A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Could be neural/structural/infection, etc.Generic treatments incl. heat/ice,surgery, manipulation,prolotherapy, meds. ...Read more

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What can I do for knee pain?

Depends on problem : There are many treatments but to provide the correct options more information is necessary . Can you elaborate on your problem? ...Read more

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How can I heal my knee pain?

How can I heal my knee pain?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain ?

What could cause knee pain ?

Many things: Arthritis, meniscus tear, acl tear, ligament injury, cartilage injury, inflammatory arthritis, gout, tumor, cholesterol medicines, muscle strain, bursitis, vascular insufficiency, overuse injury, insect bite, viral effects, infection, blod clots, metastatic disease, stress fracture, sickle cell disease, a vascular necrosis, and the list goes on. Need more info for better recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my knee pain?

How do I reduce my knee pain?

Depends on the cause: In general, the pain comes from the joint itself, the ligaments, tendons and shock absorbers known as bursae around the knee. Sometimes the pain is referred from elsewhere like your lower back or hip. Once the cause is known the treatment plan can be formulated. Some basic ideas include keeping your weight down and certain types of exercise to keep the muscles around your knee conditioned. ...Read more

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What can I take for knee pain?

What can I take for knee pain?

Pain type is crucial: Knee pain can be joint pain, muscle pain, bone pain, bursitis pain, tendon pain, muscle pain, etc. Just because the knee hurts does not mean arthritis and does not mean a need for injections or surgery. You may need a good conditioning program, even seeing a physicial therapist. Muscle strength is important to help knee pain - the muscle help protect the knee. ...Read more

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What causes back of knee pain?

What causes back of knee pain?

Baker's Cyst: There can be many causes of pain in the back of the knee. There could be a baker' cyst - a cyst which bulges into the back of the knee from the knee. Other causes can be blood clots, bursitis, tendons, cartilage, etc. ...Read more

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What to do about my knee pain?

What to do about my knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Knee pain for age group 7. Why?

Get it evaluated: There are many docs who feel that growing pains do not exist. Knee pain in a 7 year old requires evaluation. ...Read more

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What commonly causes knee pain?

What commonly causes knee pain?

Is it front of knee?: Movement at the knee joint is facilitated by the knee cap and powerful thigh muscles (patello-femoral complex). In the absence of major injury (which can cause ligament sprain / cartilage tears) a common cause of knee pain in younger adults is anterior, or patello-femoral pain. See http://patient.info/health/knee-pain-patellofemoral-pain for a sensible summary on this. ...Read more

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What can be done for knee pain?

What can be done for knee pain?

Find the cause: If overuse, consider rest, ice, compression, elevation, anti-inflammatories (if allowed), progressive stretching/modalities, etc. If a significant tear or injury, consider imaging and thorough exam, which may or may not require surgery. ...Read more

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Looking for help with knee pain?

Diagnosis: There are numerous reasons for knee pain and an evaluation is generally required. Most orthopedics exams are directed at identifying surgical problems. Patients are often surprised much of knee pain is poor control at the hip and ankle. Two YouTube videos review the concepts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Nh5aYwFnA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6SXiDCMP3E ...Read more

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Random knee pain on the outside?

Random knee pain on the outside?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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What should I use for knee pain?

See your PCP: Knee pain in younger individual is usually due to tendon or ligaments injury due to repetitive trauma caused by abnormal foot posture like flat feet or other trauma. Uncommon conditions like inflammatory causes are also consideration. A good history & exam by a physician or a physical therapist should generally guide to the correct nature of pain an help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read more