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.
Sure. Most knee joint problems in young people are the result of injury. There are some congenital/ structural issues like discoid meniscus and dislocating patella which are more common in kids. Additionally, jra and other rheumatologic issues are a consideration.

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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...

Knee joint problems and need help in exercise class but instructor keeps pushing me?

Exercise class. Back off with the more strenuous, painful exercises. Stick with light weight and stretching til you get painless good range of motion at the joint. If still problems, see the orthopedc surgeon. Read more...

Will jogging/ running regularly create knee joint problems at a later stage. I getter finger numbness at night when I sleep could this be related?

Maybe. Some people can run forever without problems others not so much if the knee is good to begin with then running ok if not pick something with less impact like walking fast or elliptical trainer the finger numbness thing is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome form what little data that is available. Read more...

My wife suffering knee joint problem, age42, advise for replacement, latest advancement?

Not really. Joint replacement studies take many years to perform and it is difficult to know long term outcomes. We always believe that the newest thing is better, but it is difficult to prove. For knee replacements in younger patients, there have not been any proven significant advances. There are new. Read more...
Options. At a young age you need a proper diagnosis before you make a permanent change to your knee joint with a replacement. If you do have one it is even more important to have it installed as close to perfect as possible. That is the main factor for a good long term outcome. Definately look into makoplasty robotic partial knee replacement before moving ahead with total knee at her age. Send x-rays. Read more...
Ouch! 42 is very young for a tka. May be indicated though. Things to try to delay are: weight loss; glucosamine/chondrotin; viscoelastic and/or steroid injections; nsaid's. Also, partial vs total replacement? Have very experienced surgeon. Advances for uncemented, mis or custom knee blocks with long lasting polyethelene inserts. Good luck. Read more...

Knee joint problem for my mother with age 85+ years?

Probably arthritis. She probably has osteoarthritis. Most folks get it if you live long enough. The only thing is whether it prevents her from doing what she wants to do. The options range from observation to medication to injections to surgery. Read more...

85 y old female under pseudo dementia, bed ridden due to knee joint problem, has reduced ensure to 100 ml per day, refusing ng tube, advice what to do?

Geriatric psychiatry. I would suggest having the patient seen by a geriatric psychiatrist, who can differentiate between "pseudodementia, " "dementia, " and "delirium." in the latter, people can become disoriented, confused, and combative from physical medical problems. When these are discovered and treated, mental status generally improves. There are also treatable causes of dementia, if that's her chronic state. Read more...

What could be the cause of joint problems in hips, knees, and back?

Check it out. You need to see your doc. Of course most commonly would be some degree of osteoarthritis, however there are many other causes. You may just have a problem with one of those areas or joints causing a mechanical problem with extra stress on the other areas. It would not be common to have oa in all 3 giving trouble at one time. I would guess the back as culprit. Read more...