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I have degenerative arthritis in my left knee...It popped and now I have pain on the outside of my knee and tingling in my left foot?

I have degenerative arthritis in my left knee...It popped and now I have pain on the outside of my knee and tingling in my left foot?

Sciatica and Knee: Pain are your issues. The tingling is not a knee issue and likely from a pinched nerve in the spine. Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...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 causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

What causes osteoarthritis in upper leg?

Hip Osteoarthritis?: By calling upper leg do you mean hip joint? Osteoarthritis is a disease caused by micro trauma through our lifetime in any joint including hips. ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis?

Many possible causes: Obesity is a factor in oa. In the spine smoking is a factor. There are structural factors - if you have bowed legs or knocked knees you have a higher risk of oa. Prior injury, especially if it involves a joint, is a factor. A malunion of a fracture could lead to oa. Overuse and microtrauma may be a factor. Inflammatory disease can lead to degenerative joint disease. And, of course, there are gene. ...Read more

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What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

What some of the causes degenerative arthritis of spine?

Many cause: Spine degeneration has many causes and most of which are really not well understood. Some people get degeneration earlier than others and no one really knows why. In actuality, if we live long enough everyone will eventually develop it. Genetics probably plays a role but we don't know which genes. How much you abuse your body over the years also likely adds to the wear and tear of the process. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain or sensation in my upper right thigh is caused by a pinched nerve or arthritis?

Good question: Probably not arthritis at your age but you need your hip and leg examined. May need a MRI of the lumbar spine. And hip. It can often be very confusing since there is a lot of overlap of hip and spine symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my hashimoto's cause dull ache in right groin, hip, thigh and knee? X-rays of hips and knees showed no arthritis.

Could my hashimoto's cause dull ache in right groin, hip, thigh and knee? X-rays of hips and knees showed no arthritis.

If you are: On the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and your thyroid blood tests are normal, your hashimoto's is not the cause of your hip and knee pain. Look for somethng else with your doctor's help. ...Read more

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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

How does degenerative arthritis affect your body?

Rigidity, pain: Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis affects any joint in the body including the back, neck, shoulders, knees, ankles, hips, fingers. It causes chronic pain, and decrease in function of the affected areas usually symmetrical. When the cartilage between the two bones disappears then only replacement of the joint could relieve it. The last resort before surgery is to inject lubricants (hyalgan). ...Read more

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How can you relieve degenerative arthritis pain?

How can you relieve degenerative arthritis pain?

Lots: There are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Generally these options are not covered by your insurance though. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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What does resveratrol do for degenerative arthritis cases?

What does resveratrol do for degenerative arthritis cases?

See below: Resveratrol (3, 5, 4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a stilbenoid, a type of natural phenol, and a phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. Its benefits are unclear. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mum is in agony with degenerative arthritis?

What can I do if my mum is in agony with degenerative arthritis?

Have her see: It may be good for her to see either a rheumatologist, ortho, or pain management to help come up with some treatment options for her pain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis?

What's the difference between rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis?

Cause of inflammatio: Ra is an auto immune disease. The body actually attacks itself. It is typically degenerative . "degenerative"arthritis ( assuming it is osteoarthritis), is typically a result of either a single accute trauma to a joint or a long chronic wear and tear on a joint. ...Read more

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I have 3 bulging disks, degenerative arthritis, what exercise should do?

I have 3 bulging disks, degenerative arthritis, what exercise should do?

Core muscles +: Core muscle strengthening, stretching your back with a gravity inversion device, and losing weight! ...Read more

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What are the safest sex positions for facet problems or degenerative arthritis?

What are the safest sex positions for facet problems or degenerative arthritis?

Flexed positions: Since extension of the spine results in the facet joints approximating causing pain. ...Read more

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Can my sciatica be affected by degenerative arthritis?

Can my sciatica be affected by degenerative arthritis?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Besides back pain, what else should I expect if I have degenerative arthritis?

Besides back pain, what else should I expect if I have degenerative arthritis?

Leg symptoms: The degenerative process can allow the spinal canal to become narrow. This in turn could affect you legs. You could develop sciatic type symptoms. You could also develop symptoms where you only walk for a short distance and then have to rest up and lean forward. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more