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What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

Orthopedics: Orthopedics would probably be the most helpful. Primary care and physiatry could also be very helpful. ...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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The doctor drained two syringes full of fluid from my knee but the test was negative for arthritis. What could it be?

The doctor drained two syringes full of fluid from my knee but the test was negative for arthritis. What could it be?

Inflammation: You are too young to have significant osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) but something caused the joint lining to produce fluid. Possibilities are injury, torn cartilage, viral arthritis, or some type of inflammatory immune arthritis (there are many). Bacterial infections are usually pretty obvious from the fluid and the clinical picture. Find out the fluid test result and ask "what's next.". ...Read more

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I know I have arthritis on my left knee but my doctor does not do anything. Whay should I do?

I know I have arthritis on my  left knee but my doctor does not do anything. Whay should I do?

Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. Degenerative means wear and tear over time, usually in one joint or multiple joints of the body. You can't stop it however you can slow it down or control it better with medications, injections, physical therapy to strengthen joints and even stem cell therapies to slow it down. ...Read more

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Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. if I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. if I suspect I may have it in just my knees?

Yes but we just : Start with a good evaluation and if necessary imaging such as x-rays and possibly MRI. Sometimes, blood testing is done to evaluate for certain types of arthritis as well. ...Read more

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Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Yes: Although for chronic treatment, it's not an ideal therapy and can make things worse. I typically only use it as a last resort and in very select situations. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for arthritis pain in the knee?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for arthritis pain in the knee?

It depends on causes: There are many, many causes for arthritis knee pain, or pain around the knee joint. Therefore not possible to give you any answer but one: seek the expert advice of a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeons, and/or other musculoskeletal specialist to find the correct diagnosis and treat as needed! ...Read more

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What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read more

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Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee ?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee ?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.

Yes you can : It is possible to have a repair of the repairs ACL. As for arthritis that is another matter. Perhaps a second opinion will help. There are options that an orthopedic surgeon can give. Talk to your doctor. I'm sure there's options ...Read more

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I have a diffuse and dull pain above my knee cap. The doctor said it's an inflammation and he prescribed diclofenac10 days. What can it be? Arthritis?

I have a diffuse and dull pain above my knee cap. The doctor said it's an inflammation and he prescribed diclofenac10 days. What can it be? Arthritis?

Knee pain: Sounds like patellar tendinitis by your description. Hard to tell based on limited information. Arthritis is part of the work up for knee pain. Did you ask the physician that prescribed diclofenac this question? ...Read more

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Any idea to why my knees and hips ache already been to the doctor for it found no arthritis but still in a lot of pain.?

Any idea to why my knees and hips ache already been to the doctor for it found no arthritis but still in a lot of pain.?

What was found: Ask your doctor to have you see a rheumatologist. Aching can occur for other reasons beside arthritis - such as bursitis, tendonitis to name a few. This could be a muscular problem. You need an evaluation and then one can define your problems and decide what to do. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver disease. I also have severe knee and back arthritis. I need pain relievers but my doctor said I cannot use them. Can I use any?

I have fatty liver disease. I also have severe knee and back arthritis. I need pain relievers but my doctor said I cannot use them. Can I use any?

Listen to your Dr: Fatty liver disease without evidence of cirrhosis is usually not a contraindication to analgesics. However if there is evidence of advanced liver disease (cirrhosis) or significant inflammation of the liver(steatohepatitis) analgesics like Tylenol(acetaminophen) and NSAIDS(ibuprofen, Aleve, (naproxen)Advil) need to be avoided or used in reduced dosage. Follow your physicians advice. ...Read more

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Knee arthritis & do not need a replacement but my doctor has suggested platelet-rich plasma injections for pain and reduce need for surgery. Opinions?

Knee arthritis & do not need a replacement but my doctor has suggested platelet-rich plasma injections for pain and reduce need for surgery. Opinions?

Helpful: Although PRP injections will not "cure" arthritis, they are a very good and safe option for knee OA. Numerous studies have demonstrated their benefit in terms of reducing pain, improving function, and slowing the progression of OA. The debate lies in how many injections to give an how often. Their benefit does come gradually, but they often can provide benefit for at least 9-18 months. ...Read more

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My joint behind knee hurts when i fold leg.Doctor doubt I have arthritis as my uric acid high. 27yr 86kg.Are shuffle and jumping jacks ok for my knees?

My joint behind knee hurts when i fold leg.Doctor doubt I have arthritis as my uric acid high. 27yr 86kg.Are shuffle and jumping jacks ok for my knees?

See sports doc: Arthritis does not typically present with pain behind the knee with knee bending. There are many other things that can cause this- if it persists, it should be looked at. If you are not in pain while you do those activities, then you can proceed as tolerated. ...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