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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

Need xrays/MRI: If there is full thickness cartilage loss allograft resurfacing is my first choice with an osteotomy as needed to unload the medial compartment Eventually some form of prosthetic knee replacement will be required but should be avoided as long as possible ...Read more

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Loud painful peroneal subluxation started w/ ROM exercises after ankle surgery. Now snaps stairs & walking. Egg shaped swelling over bone. Treatment?

Loud painful peroneal subluxation started w/ ROM exercises after ankle surgery. Now snaps stairs & walking. Egg shaped swelling over bone. Treatment?

A subluxing or disl-: locating peroneal tendons need surgical correction. there are many different ways to do this. I always did a fibular osteotomy, cut the tibia partially thru to make a sliding bone fragment that can be slid posterior to make a barrier that prevents the anterior movement of the peroneal tendons. ...Read more

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30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation injections( syngvisc or Orthovisc) to help lubricate the joints and if in pain cortisone . ...Read more

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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

85 year old  torn meniscus in right knee,  pain/inflammation when walking.  Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more

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Exercise for knee joint pain?

Exercise for knee joint pain?

Varies: It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks

Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?

Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling  swelling down into foot.  Dx?

Knee ligament : Most common knee injury after pop leading to instability, swelling, pain is an acl tear. Medial pain could be meniscus or mcl injury. Another possibility could include patellar dislocation....But usually more obvious. ...Read more

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Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Depends: It depends on whether you are referring to articular or meniscal cartilage (there are two types within the knee). Many factors influence a recommendation on this question. Your age and degree of arthritis would need to be considered. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc. 2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.

Age 77.  Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements.  Walking badly with arthritic knee.  ? Continue or knee replacement.

Knee arthritis: The real issues that makes you have surgery is how limited are you and how painful is it. If the answers are "significant" then surgery is done to offer a better quality of life. ...Read more

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Knee arthroscopic surg. Aug.9 cannot walk/do house chores w/o major pain. Oa, 49. Do I need injections or knee replacement. Pain moves around kneecap?

Knee arthroscopic surg. Aug.9 cannot walk/do house chores w/o major pain. Oa, 49. Do I need injections or knee replacement. Pain moves around kneecap?

Let me help you: You must a major problem in the knee found during the arthroscopy? Some of the injections could help temporary and some on the long term basis. I think eventually you may required knee replacement. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What are the best therapies for a knee click when walking up stairs?

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What are the best therapies for a knee click when walking up stairs?

Find the cause 1st: A clicking sensation in the joint is due to something getting caught between the joint surfaces. The stair climbing puts extra pressure on the joint and exacerbates the clicking. It's usually due to a loose body of calcium like a bone spur from arthritis broken off in the joint or a torn piece of cartiladge like a torn meniscus getting caught in there. Start with an x-ray, then maybe an mri. ...Read more

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My knee was clicking a few times when I was walking and got painful. What could of caused that.is my patella moveing where it's not ment to go?

My knee was clicking a few times when I was walking and got painful. What could of caused that.is my patella moveing where it's not ment to go?

Meniscus problem: You may have a damaged meniscus (a flat crescent-shaped piece of cartilage - or "gristle" - in the knee joint). At your age, trauma from sport or accident are the more likely causes. Do you have knee swelling? Is the pain worse going up or down stairs, aggravated or relieved by activity? Patella is less likely, but do discuss this with your primary medical provider or specialist. ...Read more

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My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, i'm a teenager, what's happening?

My knee caps have been clicking for the past 3 weeks and when avoidable they click on their own when walking, i'm a teenager, what's happening?

Patellofemoral Syndr: Pf syndrome is the most common cause of non-traumatic knee pain (and clicking) and is especially common in young females. It is caused by an imbalance between the knee hinge and the muscles of the thigh, the quadriceps, and often develops after a recent period of increased physical activity like sports. Fortunately, it's easily and effectively treatable with physical therapy so go get some! ...Read more

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I workout pretty hard and recently my knee has been clicking when i walk down stairs or try to do any leg exercises. No pain. What could this be?

I workout pretty hard and recently my knee has been clicking when i walk down stairs or try to do any leg exercises. No pain. What could this be?

Chondromalacia: If it is the knee cap that is clicking it is probably chondromalacia, the is a condition where there is irregularity on the back of the kneecap that tends to catch when you squat or use stairs. There are exercises and knee braces that may help. First go to you doctor or a sports medicine doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Why does my knee replacement click when i walk?

Most do: When metal and polyethylene implants separate and then come back together, it can create a 'click' in the knee. Most patients with tka will experience this. Early on it may be related to swelling in the joint and be caused by the patella hitting the femoral implant while walking. When the swelling is gone, the femoral and tibial implant can separate slightly and click when they re-contact. ...Read more

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I have loud clicking noises in both knees when i walk. It is not sore but very embarrassing!. What could this be?.

I have loud clicking noises in both knees when i walk. It is not sore but very embarrassing!. What could this be?.

Joint aligment issue: Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

Clicking knees: You stated that your knees "click" with walking up a steep bank or stairs. I wonder if you also have pain or is it just the "clicking" noise. That by itself is usually not a concern..but if pain you may have increasing inflammation ...Read more

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My knee started clicking above the knee cap when I walk up the stairs or demi plie. What is it? Are there there exercises to correct it?

My knee started clicking above the knee cap when I walk up the stairs or demi plie.  What is it? Are there there exercises to correct it?

Chrondromalacia pate: Here is a website that will give all the information that you need http://www.healthline.com/health/chondromalacia-patella#Overview1 ...Read more

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My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. i already had one surgery. i've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. what can i do next. ?

My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. i already had one surgery. i've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. what can i do next. ?

See details: This is a tough one as you want to avoid repeated arthroscopic procedures. However, locking is a concern. I would suggest an orthopedic reevaluation and a new MRI to start. You can always get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my knee and was recommended therapy for six weeks. However, i did not go. Will ignoring this make the clicking in my knee worse?

I have inflammation in my knee and was recommended therapy for six weeks. However, i did not go. Will ignoring this make the clicking in my knee worse?

Diagnosis dependent: Clicking is a nonspecific finding with several different knee problems. The combination of a thorough history, exmination, and x-rays +/- an MRI (if indicated) will led to a specific diagnosis over 90% of the time. Not all clicks lead to surgery, but you owe it to yourself to help figure out the diagnosis by obtaining a comprehensive evaluation. If therapy is recommended you should do the therapy. ...Read more

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Lt. Knee pain agg. In full extension and also slight pain while walking.No click sound no swelling no trauma. What's the m/c causes? No specific hx.

Most common...: Most common cause of knee pain @ your age without a history of any trauma to the knee and no rheumatologic conditions is patellofemoral or kneecap pain. If it continues or worsens see your physician for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Tripped&hit knee hard on corner of table week ago clicking when walking Pain up/dwn stairs Swelling&more pain@end of day X-ray clean seek addtl care?

Tripped&hit knee hard on corner of table week ago clicking when walking Pain up/dwn stairs Swelling&more pain@end of day X-ray clean seek addtl  care?

Knee pain: Could be patellar contusion, however if pain and symptoms continue for more than a couple of weeks you may need an MRI to evaluate the tendons and ligaments for injury or tears. An MRI may also pick up a fracture or chip that the x-ray could miss. ...Read more

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