Arthritis knee stiffness

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Avatar f tn Stiffness is a sign of inflammation, which is common after both injury and surgery, as well as with inflammatory disease like arthritis. Talk to your doctor about this stiffness. He / she will offer some options to help.
Avatar m tn Left knee replaced 6/09. Right knee replaced 10/09 . Recovery Beyond expectations. Motion on both 125. Pain free left knee and almost on right knee after extensive PT. In November stiffness and soreness and some further swelling appeared around prosthesis. Difficult now to get up and down on chairs. Walking O.K.. Surgeon says no infection and nothing that he can see. X-Rays normal. He tried cortisone in the bursa - no help. Dead end here.
Avatar n tn It may be a torn meniscus. I have joint stiffness in my knee as well as pain along the inner bone and a little swelling on both sides. My PM doctor thinks it's a torn meniscus because my xray showed some inflammation. I also have the other symptoms you have. The muscle behind my knee aches and the pain is worse when I'm not moving. I thought mine was arthritis as well but the xray proved otherwise. I just had an MRI done so I'm waiting to see if I need surgery.
757973 tn?1234458769 In your case, that would be the arthritis. I hope you misunderstood your orthopedist when he recommended a knee replacement. It is not appropriate therapy to treat a Baker's cyst; knee replacement would certainly help your arthritic knee, however. Most Baker's cysts disappear on their own, but, depending on the cause and severity, it can take months or perhaps even years for that to happen.
Avatar m tn However, she is experiencing knee stiffness in both knees. Could this be related to the problem in finding the correct dose? Would it be helpful to see an orthopedic doctor?
1961313 tn?1326290364 Pain on either sides of the knee is usually related to meniscal tears, injuries to the collateral ligaments, and even to arthritis. Pain in the back of the knee can be caused by arthritis or Bakers cysts (cystic accumulation of synovial fluid, also causes a swelling). So as you can see, arthritis can cause an overall knee pain. Ligament injury causes pain to worsen on walking, bending and stretching the knee.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from arthritis for quite some time, with osteoarthritis in the lower back and I think I have roaming arthritis that causes sporadic swelling. I also think I have arthritis of the fingers, even though my doctor diagnosed it as carpal tunnel (it comes and goes). My muscles and joints are aching when I move my arms and legs in certain ways, especially at the hips and shoulder. I have no idea what's going on?
Avatar m tn it takes years. Arthritis usually causes joint stiffness and pain. Are your joints in your hands affected by stiffness, also? Have you seen a doctor? Although, they might not know. My symptoms are undiagnoses and I have conflicting diagnoses from every doctor. So whatever the doctor says, be sure to get more opinions and do research on your own, too. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Has anyone developed or had fluid in joints with psoratic arthritis? I have had m knee drained twice, about two cupsof fluid..
Avatar f tn I had already been having a problem with my sternum/clavicle joint, before my Tx, and my mother also has an arthritic bump in the same area, so I did think my shoulder pain prior to Tx may have been RA related, but didn't look into it. Once on Tx, I began to have joint pain, in the hip and knee. It would come and go, and it was accompanyed by muscle weakness in my legs, and I had trouble walking. After Tx, it went away, for the most part.
Avatar n tn Hello I'm a 29 year old male. My father, his sister, his mother and her aunt all had Rheumatoid Arthritis. My father's was Juvenile Onset and he passed in 05 due to complications. In 2006 my right knee started hurting. I finally went to see an Orthopedic doctor. After an x-ray and feeling the top of my knee he said "You have Osteoarthritis in your knee. It is definately not RA." Well just a couple of months ago my other knee started with the same problems. Just pain mostly.
Avatar m tn However, she is experiencing knee stiffness in both knees. Could this be related to the problem in finding the correct dose? Would it be helpful to see an orthopedic doctor?
Avatar f tn There are no fever, no other symptoms at all, but the swallen one knee and difficult to step on in the morning (evening is much better).
Avatar f tn Thanks for writing back. Arthritis of the hip will cause pain, stiffness or loss of range of motion where your leg joins your pelvis. Sometimes people with sacrolitis report hip pain but the source is actually up deep in, well, what feels like your touche. It can cause pain to run into your hip and down your leg. I have heard some people with sacrolitis report pain where you are describing but that can be a coincidence. Always good to get it checked out so you have peace of mind.
Avatar f tn My doctor told me to wear knee braces whenever I am going to be on my feet a lot. The knee braces help a little but they drive me crazy. My doctor told me that I need to have knee surgery on both of my knees in order to prevent it from getting worse. I have refused the surgery and now two years later they are hurting worse than ever.
632407 tn?1263210713 But the pain is not in my knee, I rarely have stiffness, and never in the morning, the pain is much worse at night. It is a sharp agonizing pain worse when I bend my knee and bare weight, and is tender to the touch a couple of inches below the knee, tender and sensitive. It started out just feeling like a bruise, tender and sensitive. I am 26 years old, I am obese, and I know this can cause arthritis.
Avatar n tn For the past year, I've noticed joint pain, swelling and stiffness when I get my period. It's gotten gradually worse in my left knee to the point that I cannot straighten my knee for the first two days of my period and going up and down steps is difficult. Then it abruptly goes back to normal. My periods are also extremely heavy on days 2 and 3 with some clotting.
634733 tn?1316625992 There is no inflammation or swelling but there is pain in my one knee joint which I know comes from the arthritis as that is the knee on which I had the arthroscopy. But would arthritis cause stiffness too especially in thigh muscles? and one sided or could that be just because I know walk awkwardly? I know when I try to walk after a short time the opposite leg starts vibrating if I carry on both legs vibrate and I get pins and needles in my feet.
Avatar m tn I have developed rheumatoid in 1 finger from TX. You have no redness, swelling, heat or pain, just stiffness?
Avatar n tn Though she was all fine till last month. Then she has a minor accident where she injured her right knee. Since then it has swollen and she can not walk. Doctors said that she has Peripheral Arthritis as well. They gave her one Steroid injection and started her on sulfasalazine (1gm per day). Her pain has gone, but she still can not walk. She feel weak and stiffness while walking. It is 6 weeks since her accident and 2 week since her medication started.
Avatar m tn I'll do my best to answer this, but it's best to consult a rheumatologist. Injury can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding the knee joint. Injury can also affect the ligaments, cartilage, menisci (plural for meniscus), and bones forming the joint. The complexity of the design of the knee joint and the fact that it is an active weight-bearing joint are factors in making the knee one of the most commonly injured joints.
Avatar f tn I get up and I walk like old lady in pain between inner thighs down to my calves. Its right near the knee cap. I go to the gym I'm limited to what I do. I can't do jumps. (hurt). I recently gain weight. Wondering if thats. Or it comes down to been 46yrs. I recently got a scan on my one knee but have arthisits (wear and tear). Do I need to go and get MRI? Its a pain from driving then hopping out of the car walking across the road with stiffness..then slowly comes good for awhile..
Avatar m tn However, in the past 4 months or so, I have been experiencing hip and knee pain if I sit for a period of time. I also have a great deal of muscle stiffness and pain in the mornings when I wake up, which I have never had. I have never had arthritis and have always been extremely active. I started taking the Progesterone treatment after saliva tests showed a deficiency and I was also experiencing some hot flashes. I had my uterus removed due to excessive vaginal bleeding about 5 years ago.
423925 tn?1203460560 Hi I am 16 years old. I have these reocurring pains in my hands, feet, and knees. They don't hurt all the time, and not all at once. Just every now and then one hand or one knee, etc. will start hurting and usually won't stop until I take a pain reliever for it. There's no swelling or anything. It is apparently genetic because my mother and her father both have it. I don't know if it's some sort of arthritis or what, but no doctor has ever been able to tell us what it is.