Can raynaud's affect your knees?

Raynaud's locations. Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of vessels from temperature extremes. It most commonly affects the hands and occasionally the feet and is due to temp exposure. If it affected the knees, then you would expect everything beyond that such as the lower leg and feet could be affected as well. For knee pain, I would look at the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones.
Yes. Raynaud's can affect your knees. The vasospasm that occurs during an attack most commonly happens in the fingers and toes. However raynaud's can affect both hands, feet, ears, nose, and lips.

Related Questions

Do you get a purple spots on the knees with raynaud's?

Sometimes. Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon with purple rash spots (purpura) in the legs is likely due to an autoimmune disorder such as sjogren's syndrome. A primary care doctor or rheumatologist can evaluate and treat.

Does having raynaud syndrome mean a greater chance of tearing ligaments and cartilage in my knee?

Maybe. If the raynaud's syndrome is secondary to an underlying autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma your ligaments and cartilage are at some increased risk of injury. If the raynaud's is primary, there is no increased risk of joint injury.

I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

It can be. Raynauds disease commonly occurs along with collagen vascular disorders where arthritis is the main symptom. Your arthritis specialist (rheumatologist) can explain and tell you if you have raynauds disease or not.
blood vessel diseas. Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. It does not affect joints or muscles. I'm sorry, but the most obvious answer would be arthritis. I would investigate your knee joints, cartilage, and tendons.

Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Thyroid? I'd get a battery of general tests - complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid to begin with. Also, compliment those with a physical exam by a medical professional.
Complicated. Are you taking Prednisone or other steroids? Also, sometimes raynaud's is treated with calcium channel blockers that cause leg swelling. Can be hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, heart failure. You need a workup.