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What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

What is causing my elbow and knee pain at the same time?

True true unrelated: May be related or may not. The pain may be arthritis in both or I one and bursitis in the other or both. Are the swollen? Are they tender to you touch? Do they hurt to use them? Are they red? We need additional information to help you. ...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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While sleeping I suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain. I experience right knee pain too. What could be the cause?

While sleeping I suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain. I experience right knee pain too. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Pains at night can be a normal result of activities during the day, and even arthritis which is commonly worse at night. Chest tightness is a concerning symptom, especially for a man in his mid 40s. It can suggest a serious problem like heart disease, or more commonly, reflux, or something like asthma. You have several things that may or may not relate. As you are suffering, best to get good exam. ...Read more

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+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP?

+ANA, blood in urine 6 mos or longer now protein in urine PAD in legs lot of leg pain Elbow and knee pain started with knee now radiate to leg HELP?

Lupus?: This is extremely important; you need to see a rheumatologist or nephrologist to see if you have lupus, which and cause severe kidney damage. Lupus is treatable BUT you need to be seen urgently. Insist on getting an appointment with one of these specialists; make your PCP listen to you, or go to an urgent care and have them get you a referral. ...Read more

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I got really bad knee pain same pain on my elbows or fingers at first they said the knee pain could be just growing pain but I highly doubt It?

I got really bad knee pain same pain on my elbows or fingers at first they said the knee pain could be just growing pain but I highly doubt It?

Who is "they"?: You might have "growing pains", but these are usually limited to one leg at a time. There are several more worrisome things that could cause several joints to hurt, so you should definitely ask your parents to take you to a doctor to be tested for arthritis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have atrial fib. And knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Now have swollen elbows with pain?

Varies: There are multiple potential cause of painful, swollen elbows in a patient with no injury; not likely related directly to your atrial fibrillation or bad knees. Most common causes are usually arthritic or inflammatory such as gout or an ilex rankin bursitis for example. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had severe left knee pain and pain in my left elbow (both at bends). I do have arthritis. Seems worse. Bones cracking sound. Cancer?

I have had severe left knee pain and pain in my left elbow (both at bends). I do have arthritis. Seems worse. Bones cracking sound. Cancer?

Your joint pain: Does not mean that you have cancer. Especially if your are aged 36 and have documented arthritis. If your pain is poorly controlled - would see your doctor. S/He can provide you with health education about your arthritis. Take care. ...Read more

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31M, both knee pain (1.5yr), MRI OK. Now lt elbow burning, proximal finger joints burning+swelling. Rheumatoid factor 8.6 (ref. <12).ESR, CRP, Uric acid normal?

Wt, ANA: Your weight, Vit D level, ANA will help understand....so also family hx. Keep in mind the reliability of labs in India...... ...Read more

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Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK. Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning. RA factor8.6IU/ml. ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal. Possible reasons?

Both knee pain since 1.5 yr. MRI OK. Now left hand elbow and finger joints burning. RA factor8.6IU/ml. ESR/RPR/ASO/CRP/uric acid normal. Possible reasons?

Unclear polyarthriti: The RF (Rheumatoid factor) assay -which is, I assume the "RA factor"- varies widely from lab to lab, so I am not sure if 8.6 IU/mL is in the reference range or not (the lab should give both the result and the ref range). It's best to talk to a rheumatologist about your symptoms. It sounds complex. There are forms of arthritis which don't show up on blood tests (seronegative); you may have 1 of tho ...Read more

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Hi, I have shoulder and knee pain. I'm highly active. Knees hurt with exercise and when resting occasionally. Shoulders hurt when I lift my arm. Help?

Hi, I have shoulder and knee pain. I'm highly active. Knees hurt with exercise and when resting occasionally. Shoulders hurt when I lift my arm. Help?

Rest and PT: Your muscles are sore most likely from overuse They would benefit tremendously from balanced rest and physical therapy for conditioning. Lots of young athletes can benefit from balancing the muscles activated during exercise with those that are inhibited or weaker. PT with Core strengthening can help improve your technique. I recommend a sports medicine Doctor for evaluation and diagnosis ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain? My friend having pain ver a year now. Some times it hurts really bad.

What can cause knee pain? My friend having pain ver a year now. Some times it hurts really bad.

Long list of things: Good for you for being such a good friend, trying to help your friend with his or her knee pain. You did not mention your friend's age or gender. Any previous injuries? Have your friend see his/her family doctor or internist. Can also consider consulting an orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist (pm&r), or rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having knee pain for the past two days. Went to ortho said might b inflammation. Pls tel what it is and cause 4 the same.

Having knee pain for the past two days. Went to ortho said might b inflammation. Pls tel what it is and cause 4 the same.

Endless possibilitie: The causes of knee pain are too numerous to list. A physician would have to evaluate your knee and make recommendations including further testing. ...Read more

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I started having knee pain and they crack all the time. My dr said I have fluid in my knees caused from being a woman and we have wider hips. Really?

I started having knee pain and they crack all the time. My dr said I have fluid in my knees caused from being a woman and we have wider hips. Really?

No: Not sure what your doctor said, but what he/she probably meant is that kneecap (patella) pain is very common in young women given the angle that their quadricep muscle makes given relatively wider hips. This angle tends to pull the kneecap out to the side and that can cause pain. Simple knee stretching and exercises should help. ...Read more

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Knee pain on right side of knee cap, hurts to bend. Makes a popping sound every time I walk. Can't squat down, causes unbelievable pain.

Knee pain on right side of knee cap, hurts to bend. Makes a popping sound every time I walk. Can't squat down, causes unbelievable pain.

You need to see MD: Can't help you on Health Tap you need to be examined possible xrays and other exams. You should be examined by a Orthopedic Physician. ...Read more

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I have had a horizontal tear of the medial meniscs in my left knee diagnosed a couple of year ago. Since that time I have had moderate knee pain but I have avoided having an arthroscopy despte a doctor's recommendation. Am I likely to cause long term dama

I have had a horizontal tear of the medial meniscs in my left knee diagnosed a couple of year ago. Since that time I have had moderate knee pain but I have avoided having an arthroscopy despte a doctor's recommendation. Am I likely to cause long term dama

Possibly: If you trim it it won't propagate and tear significantly more. If it doesn't stop you from your enjoyable activities then keep going. What generally happens is the tear will worsen with some event and hurt more and you may then have it fixed. The cartilage on the bone is less protected and will wear down more with time (degenerative, post traumatic arthritis). ...Read more

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Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Would my overlapping second toe and severe bunions cause me to have knee pain and leg numbness of the same leg? I have no pre existing leg issues.

Pain not related: The only way that your knee pain would be related to your bunion and/or hammertoe, is the fact that they are making you walk differently due them being painful themselves (bunion/hammertoe). Consider them being indirectly related. The numbness is totally a different issue. That could be something originating from your back. Consult a professional. ...Read more

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Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Pain/inflamm at post sup iliac spine. Hip popping/pain around same time, then knee pain. 3 weeks duration. Responsive to nsaids. History of lbp. Cause?

Too many choices: Too many choices to tell you a cause. A thorough history and exam would go a long way to answering that question. One detail can change everything. Sorry. PSIS or Sacriliac joint? ...The list goes on. ...Read more

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Right knee pain fell in twice between 2011/12 on knee. Burns and hurts to bend after standing for short periods of time. Cause? Hist: htn & pcos

Right knee pain fell in twice between 2011/12 on knee. Burns and hurts to bend after standing for short periods of time. Cause? Hist: htn & pcos

Have knee evaluated: With the history of trauma, you want to be sure there are no tears in the knee. It is best to have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. An MRI may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can I take 3 x 200mg softgels of ibuprofen at the same time for knee pain?

Can I take 3 x 200mg softgels of ibuprofen at the same time for knee pain?

Yes: The prescription form of Ibuprofen is 800 mg so unless you have kidney or stomach issues three 200 mg soft gels should be fine. ...Read more

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Can you take flexeril 5mg bid and norco 10/325 together at the same time for knee pain injury and spasms it hurting bad.

Can you take flexeril 5mg bid and norco 10/325 together at the same time for knee pain injury and spasms it hurting bad.

Yes: Muscle relaxants and hydrocodone/acetaminophen combinations (and others opioids as well) are very commonly given together. They are both CNS depressants, and the effects can be synergistic or additive, meaning that 1+1 may equal 2 or 6. Don't drive or operate dangerous machinery or do anything requiring full motor skills after taking either drug (or both) until you know how they effect you. ...Read more

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My joints (knees and elbows) hurt and at the same time my eyes have blurry vision and headaches. My doctors/opthamologists don't know what it is. It has been 2 years since. Any idea?

My joints (knees and elbows) hurt and at the same time my eyes have blurry vision and headaches. My doctors/opthamologists don't know what it is. It has been 2 years since. Any idea?

Sacroiiliitis: An autoimmune arthritis sometimes known as Reiters Sydrome can cause iritis (inflammation of a part of the eye causing blurry Vision), arthritis (of the SI joint spine and large joints), and urethritis (symptoms like a urinary tract infection primarily burning on urination). Go see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain and how do I manage it?

What can cause knee pain and how do I manage it?

Inflammation: Knee pain 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. Treatment options will depend on the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain without a cause. What do I do?

Knee Pain: This could be a sign of arthritis in the knee. Seeing an orthopedic physician will help confirm a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan for you symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

What could cause knee pain when bending/straightening?

Many things.: There are many entities that can cause pain when flexing and extending the knee. It's hard to be specific without an exam. See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can evaluate you. ...Read more