Knee cartilage narrowing

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48-year-old male with bilateral knee pain FINDINGS: Right knee. There is chondrocalcinosis within the medial and lateral compartments. There is decreased medial compartment joint space. There are marginal osteophytes medial, lateral, and patellofemoral compartments. There is subchondral cyst formation of the lateral knee. There is increased sclerosis of the medial femoral condyle which is out of proportion with the degenerative changes.
PCP called, and told me no blood clot, thank G-d, which I already knew from ultrasonographer. But the xray showed very narrowing something space, with cartilage almost gone and it is bone on bone, I also have bone spurs as well. I see him this week for F/U. He said my gait has progressed the arthritis in my left knee. He will be sending me to a rheumatologist. I am in so much pain.
prescribed a Lateral unloader knee brace. I know someone that has a off-the shelf knee brace and they don't use it anymore and is it possible to use a medial right for a lateral left since the hinge is on the same side? Thanks and have a great day!
The MRI describes degenerative changes of the knee joint with loss of cartilage that lines the part of the bones that forms the joint and inflammatory degeneration of the patellar tendon and tendon of the gastrocnemius muscle; associated with inflammation and increased fluid secretion within the joint. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
I recently had a right knee MRI as a result of my knee giving way constantly. It is unstable as if there is an air pocket in my knee. It then ends up swelling and causing pain. My knee MRI revealed the following: - No fracture - Medial and patellofemoral compartment joint space narrowing. - Osteophytes arising fromt he tibial plateaus and femoral condyles consistent with osteoarthrities.
Do you have any previous injury involving your knee? A torn cartilage, for example, can precipitate the process of OA. Weight also plays an important role. Do you experience a creaking or cracking feeling within the joint? In the meantime, bracing, splinting, and other orthotic treatments may be useful in “unloading” an arthritic joint surface. Take care!
Marginal ostephyte formation on L2/1, L5/S1 The vertebrae are in good alignment RIGHT KNEE Early OA changes are shown with slight narrowing of the medial compartment of tibio-femoral joint
Marginal ostephyte formation on L2/1, L5/S1 The vertebrae are in good alignment RIGHT KNEE Early OA changes are shown with slight narrowing of the medial compartment of tibio-femoral joint
Here are the results of my boyfriend's knee x-ray and MRI. Should this heal on its own or will he need surgery? Previous findings with xray: Minimal narrowing of the medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joint spaces on left side. MRI findings: Complex, unstable tear of the medial meniscus body and posterior horn. High grade ACL tear through the mid-proximal fibers. Mild diffuse attenuation of the medial femorotibial articular cartilage without focal defect or underlying bony edema.
Along with this, pain in the front portion of the knee can be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the lining of the joint, is possible due to injury or infection or autoimmune disease etc), arthritis, or injury to the patella cartilage (front portion of the knee). Apart from these it can also be a pinched nerve. It may be a compression of a superficial nerve called lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which comes from the hip area and gets pinched.
My knees have very little cartilage left. I have a meniscus tear in each knee, but the damage inside contraindicates more surgery until knee replacements. I have a hip labral tear, but arthritis prevents repair. I have arthritis in both SI Joints, as well as instability in the right, which adds to pelvic instability; my pelvis rotates so that one leg is a little shorter and everything hurts worse. I would love to do Yoga again, but I don't think it will work.
The disc is losing water and is just wearing out. FACET ARTHROSIS- is degeneration or wear and tear of the Facet joints. The smooth cartilage wears out and the joints develop bone spurs and become enlarged. Symptoms include pain bending, twisting, and also low back pain sometimes spreading into buttocks and thighs, but very rarely below the knee. There are injections that'll help with this. L3-L4 minimal diffuse disc bulge another facet problem and thickened ligamentum Flavum.
Until, a few moths ago I started having knee pain, and now I'm starting to have the same pain that I had before I even had the f!@#ing pin put in!!!! I knew arthritis was coming, but, God......please not this soon! No more limping, no more limited range of motion, no more pain, and please ....... no more surgery!! Having that pin put in my hip was a nightmare and to see this problem rearing its f&$@ing ugly head again is causing emotional and psychological problems all over again!
there are the hyoglossus muscles running up to the sides of the tongue, the constrictor pharyngis medius muscles that wrap around and meet at the back of the throat, and the thyrohyoid ligament running downward to the thyroid cartilage, but nothing that would anchor the cornu or any other part of the throat to a specific location.
This Med forum is very helpful to me because I have been feeling alone and frightened not to mention, angry. I woke up like this after knee surgery for a cartilage tear. Something happened to me on the operating table although no one will tell me. I also no longer have the normal cervical lordosis in my neck. I was told by my orthopedist after and xray that my neck is now straight. Lordosis means that it is supposed to slant.
My mother is 93 years old in excellent mental and physical health but with no cartilage in her knees (advanced demineralization of the bone with severe tricompartmental knee joint osteoarthritis with joint space narrowing, peaking of the inter condylar eminences, and periarticular sclerosis and osteophytosis) which causes excruciating pain when her legs are moved.
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
I have fibromyalgia and narrowing of the lower spine. I'm only 56 and feel like 90 some days. Housework is becoming a challenge and have to sit down every ten minutes. It's really becoming the pits.
I also have involuntary muscle twitches but I believe its from my adderall (i take for adhd) My father has been diagnosed with rheumatoid and osteoarthirits...im 33. Had knee surgery at 26, now other knee is going. I crack constantly. Google degenerative autoimmune diseases...
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
To me it sounds like bad posture or a malformation of the spine and perhaps these more advanced symptoms of mine could be related and help in narrowing down your own issues. I've not had a CT/X-ray however have had blood tests including muscle enzyme levels, which displayed an initial positive but was fine in a secondary test and so likely due to recent exorcise.
The right side of my neck hurts and I'm not sure it's related, but it feels like I've bruised my leg just above my right knee, but there's nothing there. I'm 30 years old and have a 14 month old that insists on being carried most of the day. So glad to see so many others have the same symptoms, now if someone can get some answers!
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
If you had an alignment problem then manipulation to improve the alignment would help. However, osteoarthritis is a boney/cartilage problem. It seems reasonable that manipulation could possibly worsen the problem as bad bone is harshly moved beyond its range of motion. It is difficult to judge over the internet whether or not you might benefit from surgery. If the spurs are impinging on the nerves then it might be the answer.
Then I consulted a chiropractor, he suggested massage along with the stretches. After 2-3 massages, my pain in leg came up from ankle to knee, then after 6-7 sittings of massage, it came to hip, which tells that my muscles around the low back might be tight which is setting the whole nasty cycle. But then the pain from the hip was not going, and then I took an appointment with another physiotherapist, Martina, god...
It started when I was on crutches after knee surgery and went to one crutch/cane for about three weeks. It would come and go. I started going to Personal Trainer to get more help strengthening my knee (after completing physical therapy for knee), but kept upper body exercises to a minimum due to the pain. We had to modify a lot of exercises that pull on your back - especially core exercises because they use the same muscles to stablize your back that are hurting!
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