Osteoarthritis knee fluid

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Avatar m tn I have pain in the right knee for two years now. X-rays show lack of fluid in the knee. Thus giving lot of pain. I have tried all sorts of therapies, but to no effect. I am now thinking of either get a shot or replace the knees. The left knee is also on the brink. I have to use pain killers. Please advise about taking a shot if I should take a shot of Synvisc-One. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1037175'>Changing from Supartz to Synvisc-One shots</a>.
Avatar m tn I'm 32 and I've never had any sort of leg, knee, or joint problem. Lately I've noticed that when I plant my left foot and pivot on it to turn my body to the right, my left knee makes a popping sound. For a few days I could feel something move in the same knee when I would walk down stairs. It felt like it was located to the left (outside) of the center of the knee. That went away. The right knee doesn't have any issues. There is no pain, tenderness, or swelling involved at all.
1069378 tn?1255218732 , but my knee never healed and in fact the pain has spread to other parts of my knee and my knee swells very easily when I do anything (upright, sitting, sleeping). The MRI shows that my lateral meniscus is torn again and x-rays show I have osteoarthritis. One of the orthopedic surgeons I saw suggested trying Synvisc injections before resorting to surgery, especially since the surgery will involve removing the rest of my lateral meniscus which will in turn worsen the osteoarthritis.
3060903 tn?1398568723 What are the symptoms of a flare-up? Osteoarthritis pain in knee, flare-up with person holding knee. Joint pain may characterize osteoarthritis flare-ups. An OA flare-up leads to a sudden increase in symptoms. These may include: joint pain swelling stiffness in the morning a reduced range of motion in the joint fatigue difficulty sleeping due to pain Triggers The exact cause of OA flare-ups is unknown. This makes them difficult to avoid completely.
Avatar f tn It could be a torn miniscus, but the gradual onset suggests sinple fluid. When the fluid is extracted they will look for evicence of blood. The procedure is relatively painless, but look away because the large needle is psychologically a nightmare.
Avatar m tn The best treatment, presently for Osteoarthritis , is Total knee replacement.Can you upload her knee X-rays on the photo section, so that i will be able to comment on that.
Avatar n tn This is a viscosupplement or better put a synovial like fluid injection.It can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis type knee pain relief. It's goal is to supplement your knee joint fluid (synovial) which also helps with shock absorption thus reducing the pain. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study some patients experienced relief.... but it took a month before it was effective and the results are not long term.
Avatar m tn I was in an accident which caused my knee to grind, and become painful as I went up and downsteps, in which I could have tolerated if knew how much worse I would feel after physical therapy.
Avatar n tn Last year I worked in a retial store. My duties included unloading trucks, lifting up to 80 pounds, pulling pallets of merchandise stacked up to 7 feet, and several hours of kneeling per night. I began to have pain in my knee and thought I had sprained it. However, a year later, the symptoms are still present, and become worse with increased standing, kneeling, or bending. Just under the right knee cap swells dramatically, and is "squishy" like fluid. It becomes extremely painful.
93210 tn?1287457826 Anyway, now my ortho doc (unless the knee greatly improves) is talking about a total knee replacement in about a year. My other knee is in desperate need of a total because of severe osteoarthritis that has chewed away at my joint so much that I'm bone on bone now. My knee is constantly swollen and from time to time has about 60-70 cc's of fluid drawn off of it. And of course the pain is almost constant and mostly severe. Sorry for the long bio.
Avatar m tn I agree that there are multiple causes of knee and back pain. I will offer what I have learned about knee and back pain. Degenerative diseases like Degenerative Disc Disease of the back and Degenerative Joint Disease can lead to arthritis. Arthritis is an inflamation and degeneration is a tearing down so to speak of parts of a joint, When the lining of the knee joint becomes inflamed it is sinovitis and this can become an arthritic joint..
Avatar n tn Much of the fluid under the kneecaps is gone and my bones are just touching on the outside of each knee. Among several treatments recommended to me via a list for PT exercises, was prolotherapy. I just took a brief look at what it is. It sounds like the idea is to do MORE damage to an already damaged area, in hopes of growing tissue. Is that a good idea? Has anyone ever used this for arthritis and found it to be helpful or worthwhile?
Avatar f tn I do not experience any grinding, locking, catching or giving way of the knee. There are no positions that make my knee uncomfortable other then putting my weight on it while kneeling. It feels totally normal otherwise. The pain is as if I knelt on a sharp rock or tack or even as if my bone is splintered. It began a couple of weeks ago while kneeling. I have not tried anything to help the pain other then not kneeling on it. Never had surgery. No hip pain or ankle pain.
Avatar m tn A Baker's cyst is caused when excess joint fluid is pushed into one of the small sacs of tissue behind the knee. When this sac fills with fluid and bulges out, it is called a cyst. The excess fluid is usually caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis that irritate the knee. It may also be caused by an injury. symptoms? Often a Baker's cyst causes no pain. When symptoms occur, they may include: Tightness or stiffness behind the knee.
Avatar f tn He has me scheduled for an MRI later this week to rule out a meniscus tear. He thinks this because before he gave me a cortizone shot in the knee, he drained fluid and found alot of blood. He stated that he may have to do arthroscopic surgery if in fact it is a meniscus tear. My 2 questions are... why was there alot of blood in the fluid (it did surprise the Dr). And can surgery be avoided with physical therapy. Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar f tn MRI says- severe bone bruising and bleeding, micro fractures of tibia, 2 complex menus all tears-anterior and posterior, grade2-3 cartilage thinning, fluid above knee and in knee behind patella, bathers cyst, ligament strain, some bone growth and early osteoarthritis. What the hell do I do- I am thinking lose weight, swim, take chondritin, glucosamine, vitamin c, see a knee surgeon... what I DONt want is a knee replacement. It is a bit stiff, swollen and aches.
11446628 tn?1418302080 I have osteoarthritis in my spine, from neck down. I also have pain in my knee and hands, and my fingers are twisting and have knots. My right knee has had pain and swelling for weeks, and this morning it's too painful to walk. I haven't injured it. Recent blood test didn't report rheumatoid arthritis. So what's going on with my knee, and with my hands?
Avatar f tn she feeling Pain in Knee, elbows and backbone and swelling in hands and in knee some times. she is taking medicine from Orthopedic Specialist from 4 years. orthopedic dr. advise injunction in knee, because she feels extremely pain in knee. Orthopedic Specialist Dr. advise in major medicine Cara, and Steroids etc. Now she feels extremely pain in knee and shoulder again. i consulted with Associate Professor of Rheumatology (a member of ISN Medical Advisory Board). Dr.
Avatar n tn Hello Dac! Is that true? About knee pain... can it be side effect from RAI reatment? Do you remember where and when did you find this info.. If this is - side effect from RAI? My 24/ 7 knee pain and cracking noise. It can explain a lot of things. My knees pain started at the same time when my saliva glands start to swell time to time... And ENT doctor said --it is side effect from RAI. Maybe, maybe... Thank you very much for your idea. I did have TT and RAI 8 month ago.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms of grinding, popping and stiffness indeed suggest that you are having osteoarthritis. Any grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries.
Avatar m tn By this time, my mom became very weak. Her knee pain started to worry her and not able to stand and walk as knee is hurting her a lot. It started at left leg and passed to right leg. Both legs swelled a lot.... We took her to hospital for check up and admitted in hospital. Doctor conducted tests such as 1. Liver Function test 2. complete Blood Picture 3. Endoscopy 4. Potassium/Sodium 5. Hepatitis A,B,and C-- result negative 6. AntiNuclear Antibody (ANA)-- result negative 7.
Avatar n tn i went to physical therapy were the doctor then said it is a fluid and inflammation that is underneath the knee cap. It then pushes an air pocket that is under the knee cause it to pinch something or push something that sends this shock down my leg. sometimes mine goes up my thigh or it can go down to my ankle sometimes causing my toes to go numb. i am going back to the doctor tomorrow because it is more painful now.
547181 tn?1255150106 I have noticed a strange thing after TX that some time when i bend my knee, a clicking sound came from knee joint (i used to have that sound before TX but that was very rare, now its became more frequent).Moreover some time that sound also came from shoulder joint. It seems that the fluid to reduce friction in my joints has reduced or become thinner. I want to ask if this happen because of Tx (Interferone/Riba) or anything else? has anyone experianced the same feeling or not????
Avatar n tn The doctor put me on Celebrex to hopefully reduce the amount of fluid retention and to help with inflammation, but it has not helped and the knee pain is now worse than ever. I wonder if I have an infection in the prosthetics or if I am doomed to have this severe knee pain for the rest of my life. I am having a hard time getting the doctor to do a knee scan and try to get to the bottom of the pain.
Avatar m tn My results from tests from my family doctor only showed that there was inflammation in the knees, slightly swollen lymph nodes in each, fluid on the left knee, and very early signs of arthritis in the right.
1207048 tn?1282177904 From your description of the location of the pain, it's also possible you have a Baker cyst behind the knee. This is actually a collection of fluid that causes pressure to build even though you may not be aware of any swelling. The pain of a Baker cyst is felt more during full extension and flexion as you describe. I think I would ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist. Be sure it is someone who works specifically with knees and/or ankle/foot problems.
Avatar n tn Hello Lexy202, Orthovisc is similar to synovial fluid, a substance that occurs naturally in the joints. Synovial fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber. Orthovisc is injected into the knee joints for the treatment of pain in individuals with osteoarthritis. This would delay the surgical intervention but not the last answer for knee replacement. The earlier in the disease it is initiated, the better it is. Refer: http://www.drugs.com/orthovisc.
Avatar n tn also extracted fluid and again, there was the extremely high white blood count in the fluid, but not in my blood. Gout tests, lyme tests, rhumatoid arthritis tests were all negative. What do I have???? I am sorry this is such a long post, but everyone here seems to be baffled and I feel like I don't want to keep bothering the two drs., but yet I am in real pain and feeling very anxious. I just want to know what this is, then I can deal with it.....
Avatar n tn Currently, these injections are approved for osteoarthritis of the knee joint, when more conservative treatments have failed. You can try a set of three injections for relief from Supartz or as indicated by your orthopedician. If you have any relief then you can repeat them again but you have to remember that this is no permanent cure for your osteoarthritis. A successful total knee replacement surgery gives you a long term guarantee from all your symptoms. Take care!