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I'm permanently swollen and have a painful knee joint, what could this be?

I'm permanently swollen and have a painful knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: It could be a number of different things, including arthritis, infection, or an injury. You should get evaluated to get a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

I have a positive rheumatoid factor of 69 with no inflamation but I have nodules on my fingers and a swollen knee joint, what could this be?

Arthritis: There are many causes of arthritis. It sounds like you have had some medical care for this before. I would recommend seeing your physician or rheumatologist for more information. ...Read more

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My sister is experiencing knee pain and popping or snapping sound from knee joint. The following also describe her: Knee weakness, Painful swollen joints, and Knee pop. What should she do?

My sister is experiencing knee pain and popping or snapping sound from knee joint. The following also describe her: Knee weakness, Painful swollen joints, and Knee pop. What should she do?

Injury: Hi, I need more info. Did she injure the knee. It sounds like she has a injury to a ligament or tendon, mostly a ligament injury. Did she have a x ray or a MRI. She needs to see a Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

Arthritis.: Arthritis or an acute injury to the ACL, or other structures of the knee, can cause a fluid buildup that may need to be drained. ...Read more

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When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?

When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?

Synovial fluid: Usually this is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid's job is to lubricate and protect the joint. In the presence of injury, inflammation or infection, the synovial lining (part of the joint capsule), overcompensates by producing an excess amount of synovial fluid. Too much fluid can cause pain and tightness in the joint and restrict range of motion. With an acute injury, blood may also fill the joint. ...Read more

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Pain in knee joint and back.

Pain in knee joint and back.

Check out this link.: If it gets worse, see your dr and consider getting an xray to check for arthritis. Take care! Http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/knee-pain/. ...Read more

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What causes swelling on the knee joint?

What causes swelling on the knee joint?

Injury or arthritis: Injury or some type of arthritis, as well as some types of inflammatory diseases can cause your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can septic knee joint be cured?

Can septic knee joint be cured?

Yes: An infected joint can be fixed, often with needle drainage, possibly surgery, and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for knee joint pains?

Core: Core strengthening along with hip, thigh and leg strengthening. ...Read more

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What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

What does capsulitis mean in the knee joint?

-itis = inflammation: So knee capsulitis is inflammation of the membrane in the knee joint. May be due to trauma, infection, gout, pseudogout, auto-immune disease. Fp/orthopedics can evaluate & offer treatment options. Nsaids (if u tolerate them) may help. Other treatments depend on cause. ...Read more

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Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Can you be young and have knee joint problems?

Yes: Joint problems can occur at any age. If you are having problems, see a specialist and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Help with pain behind knee joint when pressed?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: soft tissue masses or cysts, trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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What can you do for loose knee joint problems?

What can you do for loose knee joint problems?

It depends on cause: "loose" knee joint can indicate ligament, meniscus, or arthritis problem. It may be due to muscle atrophy as well. It should be evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist, especially if it is causing instability or falling. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronic acid improve knee joint strength?

Does hyaluronic acid improve knee joint strength?

NO: It is the main ingredient in viscosupplementation, which works by cushioning the joint. Joint strength implies muscular improvement. ...Read more

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I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

I started having knee joint pains, what can I do about it?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best artificial knee joint available for today?

What is the best artificial knee joint available for today?

The one your surgeon: The one your surgeon is comfortable putting in. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: septic knee joint?

Infected: Septic refers to infection. A septic knee has active infection inside the joint. More common after knee replacement, it is quite rare in healthy adults. Signs are pain, redness, and swelling. If you were concerned about this, you should have it checked out urgently, as it can quickly lead to significant arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

Is clicking and popping of the knee joint normal? I mean if it hurts

No: Painful clicking and popping of the knee suggests a possible cartilage injury. You should seen an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

What is the best procedure to do for worn out cartilage in knee joint?

Cartilage: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...Read more

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Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible that replace artificial knee joint twice for one person?

TKR: If a person had a total knee replacement and had problems or wearing of the prosthesis it is certainly possible to do a revision total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Is the patella tendon the same as the knee joint or are they different?

Is the patella tendon the same as the knee joint or are they different?

Different: The patellar tendon is a band of flexible fibrous tissue that attaches the lower part of your knee cap ("patella") to the top front of your tibia, the leg bone just below your knee. The knee joint is behind the patella and is where the tibia and the femur (thigh bone) come together in a kind of a hinge. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many injuries related to ligaments of left knee joint?

Can you let me know how many injuries related to ligaments of left knee joint?

See details: I cannot give you a percentage. Knee injuries are probably more common to the meniscus but ligamentous injuries are also common. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? I have pain that starts in my upper femur to the knee joint

Referred pain: How long have you had symptoms? If it's been more than 6 weeks further evaluation is necessary.

Pain or conditions from the hip often will hurt this way

stress fractures or labrum pathology can hurt this way ...Read more

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27years old femail presented with pain on lateral aspect of right knee joint after flextion?

27years old femail presented with pain on lateral aspect of right knee joint after flextion?

It is a tendon: Insertion area. Without examination, cannot say exactly what is going on. ANd...the tendon can be merely sore from a bit of use (gets better in a few days, some rest, NSAIDS, maybe ace wrap). Torn, more serious, more restriction of movement, gets better, or the meniscus (cartilage cup the knee fits into) is broken INSIDE the knee (you might be a good judge of inside/out). serious/surgical. ...Read more