Osteoarthritis knee ligament injuries

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Avatar f tn Hello! For osteoarthritis and chronic ligament injuries you would need knee replacement surgery. For Rheumatoid arthritis which is due to an autoimmune disorder you have to follow up for treatment with different kinds of medications with your rheumatologist. Discuss with an orhtopedician for a 2nd opinion. Take care!
Avatar n tn Hello! With osteoarthritis due to wear and tear and also due to past ligament injuries and unstable joint the best treatment is total knee replacement. You can try various NSAIDs to fight the pain. You can also try viscosupplementation or steroid injections. Talk with an orthopedician and explore various options before you consider total knee replacement. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hello! All knee pains cannot be osteoarthritis. I would suggest you to go for a knee X-ray for a proper diagnosis. Take pain killers such as ibuprofen intermittently and use ice packs if you have pain. You should consider regular cardio exercises after examination by an orthopedician and maintain a BMI less than 25. You might also have ligament injuries which can only be diagnosed by an MRI. Take care!
Avatar f tn You have to recollect if you had any injury in your knee in the recent past. You have to rule out ligament injuries. What is your age? Rule out osteoarthritis. There are many other conditions which can give you these symptoms of morning stiffness such as rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatic fever or any other metabolic or auto immune disorders. For a proper diagnosis you can follow up with an orthopedician or a rheumatologist. Take care!
1348765 tn?1276657634 You have to go for a knee X-ray to rule out osteoarthritis. If you had any recent injuries then go for an MRI to diagnose any ligament tears or bursitis. Apply ice packs and take intermittent pain killers and follow up with an orthopedician. Treatment of knee bursitis depends on whether infection is involved. If the knee bursa is not infected, knee bursitis may be treated with ice compresses, rest, and anti inflammatory and pain medications.
Avatar f tn A deformed and swollen knee may indicate a fracture or internal ligament tear. At the same time other causes of knee pain like bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis should also be considered .See an orthopaedician.He will examine you and determine if X-rays are needed or not. Take some over the counter analgesic. That may help. Do write to me again with more details. Best luck and regards!
387767 tn?1345875627 I feel either it can be Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, or Patello-femoral disorder. Knee pain has many causes, including pathologic processes in the knee and disorders in distant locations with referral to the knee area. Can you tell me when this pain is more? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms?
Avatar m tn I would suggest you to go for some scans such as an X-ray to rule out osteoarthritis. You should also go for an MRI to rule out any ligament injuries. If your menisci, collaterals and cruciates are normal then you can go ahead with exercises to strengthen your quadriceps. Exercises such as running, cycling, marching will increase the strength of your Quadriceps. Follow up with an orthopedician for the best advice. Take care!
Avatar n tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. Your symptom of pain at the joint line is the result of a collateral ligament or meniscus problem (or both) until proven otherwise. Your symptom of sudden pain, then hearing a pop and swelling suggests that you have ligament injury. If the patient has a ligament injury, the patient will report a deceleration injury or twisting the knee that led to immediate symptoms of swelling and pain.
Avatar f tn The most common reason is ligament damage due to sports injuries and also accidents, falls etc. Get your knee ligaments checked along with quadriceps and hamstrings. The 6 knee ligaments which might get affected are the menisci, collaterals and cruciate ligaments. If you have chronic knee pain in both of your legs then rule out osteoarthritis or other joint problems like Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic diseases.
Avatar n tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. Keep me informed. Bye.
Avatar n tn Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? 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. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar f tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? 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. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar f tn Since your blood tests are normal and so is probably X-ray, you need to get a MRI of knee joint to look for ligament or meniscal tears and injuries, patella displacement etc. It may also be a pinched nerve or a muscle injury. So and EMG/NCV may help in diagnosis. Please discuss these aspects with your doctor. Also, find out if physiotherapy will help relieve the pain. Take care!
Avatar n tn So isn't this more for ligament injuries? I have an appointment soon to seem my orthopedist but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Having knee pain walking up and down stairs (going UP is worse), or using knees to get myself on/off or up/down anything. I'm 49 years old. My GP found out that I was extremely low in Vitamin D and put me on a high prescripton dose of Vitamin D or 3 months (in 2007), and then supplements afterward. I had also been having problems with my elbows at the time. After about 6 months I could notice a big change in my elbows. It was wonderful not to have that daily pain in my elbows.
Avatar f tn I was tossed around and then thrown from the car some 20 ft. Unfortunately I was given a clean bill of health. Bruised knee they told me. Well I could handle the knee and the hip I just didn't know any better and I've always been a tough chic. I finally went to the Dr. for my knee and I have a torn PCL and also a labral hip tear and ligament damage. I had surgery on the hip and its better. My real problem is I have no quality of life anymore.
Avatar f tn You should be careful with regard to falls, blows and strikes involving your knee joint. As you had the fall there is a strong possibility of ligament injuries and subsequent knee joint instability. Get an MRI done and get yourself examined by an orthopedician. You can continue taking pain killers intermittently and also apply ice packs for relief.
Avatar f tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. You have mentioned that you have pain on kneeling down that is in extreme flexion. This suggests that it might be due to either meniscus injury or due Patello-femoral disorder. The location of pain says that it might be due to meniscus problem. When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee?
Avatar f tn As you did not have any injury but as you exercise regularly I still would like to suggest you to rule out ligament or tendon injuries by an MRI of the knee. Systemic diseases can give rise to knee problems without injuries like Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatic fever, septic arthritis etc. I would suggest you to go for an examination and diagnosis and till then not to exert yourself, use NSAIDs for pain relief and also use ice packs to decrease inflammation. Take care!
Avatar f tn The pain is below the knee cap on the left and right side and ontop of the knee cap on the right side and on the inside of the knee from above the knee to below the knee. For the last week and a half I've been getting sharp pains on the right inside of the knee and above the knee while walking or turning from right to left. When this happens the pain is so bad that I can hardly walk. I've also been getting needle type pain below the knee cap in the center.
16888441 tn?1452159257 , tennis elbow or rotator cuff surgery are treated by orthopedic surgeries. The health and healing of bone and joint injuries as well as those caused by ligament, tendon, or nerve damage are cured by orthopedics care.
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 n tn iam mahmoud, i had arthroscopic surgery for repair of anterior curciate ligament in my right knee 10 months ago, & i suffer all this peroid till now from severe stiffness in knee & limitation in movement of my knee joint.
Avatar n tn Next, the same happened in my right knee again, although this time it was in my Lateral Collateral ligament area. This lasted for several months as well. During this particular episode the numbness that followed the pain never completely subsided, though. When the episode was over, I was left with a persisting slight numbness and slight pain sensitivity to external pressure (sensitive to the touch). About a month ago my fourth episode began and continues today.
Avatar n tn There is the electrical shock on the top of the knee and the one behind the knee. Mine is behind the knee on the left side of my left leg. I have no knee injuries or any other kind of knee problems. I am not on any type of medications nor have never been pregnant. I have had a lower back injury, spells of sciatica and minor RLS.
Avatar m tn You have to go for present day X-rays to rule out osteoarthritis. A MRI scan will diagnose ligament tears such as menisci tears or any associated cruciate or collateral ligament tears. You would need a surgical correction for unrecovered and unrepaired old ligament injuries not responding to conservative treatment. Follow up with an orthopedician. For severe osteoarthritis you would need total knee replacement surgery. Take care!
Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar m tn Locking and catching of knee 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. Following are some general recommendations for what to do next. X-rays, including AP and lateral views, should be obtained. MRI may be ordered when an associated injury is suspected.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, Hyperextension of knee refers to an injury of knee forcing it to extend beyond its normal straightened position. The lower leg is forced excessively forward in relation to the upper leg.It may lead to ligament injury. Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries.