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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause Articular Cartilages In The Knees Hips And Lower Back To Flake

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What could cause articular cartilages in the knees hips and lower back to flake ?

What could cause articular cartilages in the knees hips and lower back to flake ?

Soft bone injury: Chronic trauma such as overuse like atheletic activities or aging, metabolic reasons such as disease, medicine side effect, and aging, and acute injury due such as fall, hit or twisting of the joints. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Could a malformed hip cause both hip and lower back pain? What can be done to help this please. Have been told I have hip malformation and knee tears

Could a malformed hip cause both hip and lower back pain? What can be done to help this please. Have been told I have hip malformation and knee tears

Hip and knee: Both the hip and the knee issues can cause back pain. A definite answer needs to be obtained exactly what the hip malformation is and whether it can be treated. As for the knee this also depends on how bad the tears are. A full evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon is required ...Read more

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Can constipation cause pain in my right hip and lower back down to my knee or can it be sciatica? How is sciatica diagnosed?

Can constipation cause pain in my right hip and lower back down to my knee or can it be sciatica? How is sciatica diagnosed?

Sounds like sciatica: The constipation would have to be long standing but if you have been straining to have a bm you could increase pressure in your abdomen that can cause a disc herniations. These are most common source if sciatica. These symptoms usually get better with time. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in both my knees hips and lower back nothing showed up on the exrays what could be causing so much pain?

I have severe pain in both my knees hips and lower back nothing showed up on the exrays what could be causing so much pain?

Medication side effe: The symptoms are probably associated with the Cogentin (benztropine) and may even be tied into the clindamycin. You need to get off these meds asap and have your doctor understand what is going on and why you need those 2 medication. No question , this is a medication adverse reaction to the 2 medications i mentioned. ...Read more

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Can flat feet be responsible for chronic pain in the knees hips and lower back?

Can flat feet be responsible for chronic pain in the knees hips and lower back?

Yes: Flat feet, pes planus, can contribute to low back, hip and knee pain as can over pronation or over supination of the feet. The feet provide the base for the body. If there is something out of alignment or not providing the "shock absorbing" that is needed it is transmitted up the "kinetic chain" of the body. Flat feet lack the arches that provide the "spring in the step" that absorb the shock. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower back that extends to hips and knees.. What could this be?

Severe pain in lower back that extends to hips and knees.. What could this be?

Back or SI sprain: Needs evaluation of the cause by a doctor that can resolve the problem on a permanent basis. Prolotherapy can work to help you. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a doctor to help you ...Read more

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I have constant chronic back pain all over especially my lower back and shoulders what could this be. I also have constant pain in both knees and hips?

Could be inflamatory: Need to have diagnostic studies to stablish ethiology, bood test and y-rays.Base on the result a more accurate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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My wifes lower back,hip,knee and ankle are sore & stiff when it is cold not as bad when it is warm. just started recently. any ideas what it could be?

My wifes lower back,hip,knee and ankle are sore & stiff when it is cold not as bad when it is warm. just started recently. any ideas what it could be?

Get evaluated: Symptoms range from striains, osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or mild trauma. She really needs to get a thorough eval to determine cause, and get correct treatment ...Read more

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Pains in lower back, hips, knees, legs, and ankles. Happens randomly a few hours before bedtime. Lowerback seems locks up a little then pain starts. ?

Pains: Such generalized pains may be caused by deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, sodium or potassium. Iron deficiency is a less common cause. Your physician will order appropriate tests and prescribe any needed treatment or refer you to a rheumatologist or neurologist after his/her assessment. ...Read more