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I have knee pain in both knees all the time for about 3 months now I can not bend and starting too limp badly?

See the DOC!!! You've waited too long already. You need medical attention. See a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeons. You will now develop secondary biomechanical issues. Please, do it quickly! Read more...

I get knee pain which will alternate between both knees, each day a different knee will hurt. What could be the cause of my knee pain?

Cause of knee pain. In someone your age the common problems are patello-femoral syndrome, Osgood Schlatters and tendinitis. These are not serious conditions. Have your primary care doctor examine you. Sometimes physical therapy can help with these issues. Read more...

Why is it at night time I have horrible aching knee pain that wakes me up but I don't get it during the day? Its in both knees.

Knee pain at night. Causes may be multifactorial: vascular, radicular from the lower back, autoimmune, inflammatory, referral from the hips, electrolyte imbalance. Have a thorough check up ! Read more...

I have chronic knee pain in both knees as well as stiffness; greater in the left. It sometimes is so severe that it hurts from my ankle to my pelvis.

See rheumatologist. At your age, it is unusual to have that degree of pain in so many joints. See your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist to make sure that you don't have a systemic condition. If that work up is negative, you may just have referred pain from standard knee conditions like patellofemoral syndrome. A sports med doc can take a look after the systemic work up is done. Read more...
See below . Your pain is probably anterior . This common type of knee pain which we see and call chondromalacia of the patella.Conservative treatment usually helps . A through histrory and previous treatment and physical exam assessing alignment , q-angle , patella tracking , muscle contour and strength. Ligament stability and rom, swelling , effusion and tenderness . Wt loss if necessary . X-rays and MRI .... Read more...

Knee pain in both knees, cortisone shot in each didn't help, X-rays showed arthritis, could bursitis be a cause also? Need MRI, right?

Not necessarily. Unlikely bursitis causing knee pain. What type of arthritis? MRI is to be done depending on what the treating doctor is looking for. In cases of Osteoarthritis, it is due to over-use of the joints and that what causes the pain Injections of steroid might help to reduce the pain temporarily but might not cure the problem. Read more...
Not MRI. The xrays already show the reason for your pain. You have arthritis in your knees. An MRI is not going to add much info that is likely to be of any additional benefit. It's now time to work with your doctor to treat and minimize the effects of your arthritis. It may mean anti-inflammatory meds, weight loss, physical therapy, or many more modalities out there for treatment. You know why..now act! Read more...