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What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

See below: Symptoms of arthritis conditions include pain, sometimes swelling, increased warmth limitation of motion, stiffness particularly in the morning after getting up, popping, clicking, giving way or buckling. People often report trouble with stairs or trouble getting up after they have been sitting a while. Not everyone has all of these symptoms however. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

What are the symptoms of it band syndrome or knee arthritis?

Pain with activity: Iliotibial band syndrome (@ knee) can result in lateral (outside) knee pain as the tight it band snaps across the prominent lateral femoral epicondyle above the actual knee joint line. Arthritis will present with crepitance and knee joint swelling and even cracking and popping as the arthritic irregular joint surfaces rub against one another with motion. Xrays, exam, & history will determine cause. ...Read more

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What symptoms might suggest a tear in the knee as opposed to just my arthritis getting worse? I am still in pain 6 weeks after knee drain/shot etc.

What symptoms might suggest a tear in the knee as opposed to just my arthritis getting worse? I am still in pain 6 weeks after knee drain/shot etc.

See details: The symptoms can be very similar and may need an exam and an MRI to clearly distinguish them. If the knee pain is clearly worse since the injection, have the knee reevaluated to rule out infection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

Check it out: If you have pain in the knee it could be a symptom of arthritis . If knee not painful i would not worry about it . Maintain a normal weight and avoiding high impact exercise may decrease the chance if arthritic changes. ...Read more

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Is buckling of the knee a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis? I never had RA and now my doctors is considering it to rule it out? Any suggestions?

Is buckling of the knee a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis? I never had RA and now my doctors is considering it to rule it out? Any suggestions?

Knee instability: If buckling of the knee is the only symptom your having with or even without pain, it's not a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Buckling is usually a result of some kind of internal derangement in the knee like a meniscus tear or acl tear. I think if this is the only joint you're having problems with, the diagnosis of RA is highly unlikely, especially if it's just buckling or giving way. ...Read more

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Could early arthritis cause pain in the middle of my left knee when i kneel it.I have no other symptoms such as swelling, hot sensation or stiffness?

Could early arthritis cause pain in the middle of my left knee when i kneel it.I have no other symptoms such as swelling, hot sensation or stiffness?

Chondromalacia: Early arthritis could cause pain with kneeling, especially if the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) is damaged. This is called chondromalacia. Some people call this early arthritis but it does not necessarily progress to arthritis (which is the total erosion of the cartilage). X-rays and MRI can help make a diagnosis so the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can symptoms of meniscus tear be confused with knee arthritis?

Can symptoms of meniscus tear be confused with knee arthritis?

Imaging: Many physical symptoms of meniscal tears and arthritis are similar. The best way to know for sure is with an mri. While an x-ray can show narrowing of a joint space that would indicate arthritis, a MRI would be a sure way to rule out a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of a meniscus tear be confused with plain knee arthritis?

Can symptoms of a meniscus tear be confused with plain knee arthritis?

Yes: Often a meniscus tear and knee arthritis such as loss of cartilage are seen in the same joint, particularly in older people. In these people they are called degenerative meniscal tears. Symptoms of an acute meniscus tear are swelling, pain, the knee having a catching feeling with bending and restraightening or locking of the knee, also many people report a sense of instability in the knee. ...Read more

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Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?

Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?

Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So.. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read more

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Symptoms for two years right leg gives out,,,no pain or numbness mri of knee just mild arthritis mri spine ...1cm lesion at L1 1 Month now ..constant smell smoke 3 months of constant buzzing in ears waiting to May19th for skull mri?

Nerve issues: when your leg senses danger.. i.e. knee cartilage or nerve impingement the muscle "freeze" and the leg gives out.I first experienced this when i had knee arthroscope and when i woke up my leg was paralyzed. not really but my quad would not lift my leg.. It sensed the disruption in the knee. A protective mechanism.. You need to know where the sensing mechanism is.. knee or back. Sounds like back ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

Options...: activity modification, anti inflammatory meds, braces, steroid shots, and hyaluronic acid viscosupplentation are all nonsurgical options. The most important thing is for a proper and accurate diagnosis before considering these treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read more

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Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Let me explain: How do you know you have arthritis in your knees? If you have it ? You have to know what kind, so you could treat it. Go to your doctor and have him check you to determine the best method to treat it. ...Read more

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