Osteoarthritis knee overweight

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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.
Avatar m tn I have it on my bad knee. I saw the xray of my knee and could see the cartilage had worn away in part of the knee joint and I could see a little spikey bone sticking down. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, only a replacement of the knee joint if the condition is severe.
Avatar f tn I also have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and just about every place else it can be on a human being and I'm only 60. I've had osteoarthritis since I was diagnosed at age 27. AS far as the Bakers Cyst goes, I saw nothing at all that looked different behind that knee but I had a great deal of pain especially when I extended my leg. Then, it went away. I have since developed Planters Fasciitis and I have a really bad problem with my right foot.
Avatar n tn Are you overweight? You can apply ice packs and take intermittent NSAIDs to give you some relief whenever your knee is painful. You can go for a basic X-ray and follow up with an orthopedician to rule out osteoarthritis. If you had any past injury then it can be due to ligament tears. 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 Try to understand that if she has osteoarthritis then the only cure is total knee replacement and all these avenues are for short term relief. Tell her to cut down her weight if she is overweight and start physical exercise in sitting and sleeping positions so that she will be ready for her future surgery which involves lots of physiotherapy. Take care!
387767 tn?1345875627 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'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. In the last few days I've noticed that I can feel something move in the same knee when I walk down stairs. It feels like it's located to the left (outside) of the center of the knee. The right knee doesn't have any issues.
Avatar n tn but i dnt gott keyhole surgery in 2weeks time for it but my other knee n hand are starting to give me the same sort of pain.
Avatar f tn I am a 62 year old overweight woman. Every time I sneeze I get sharp pains in my knees. Can't find anything on line about this. Am I alone in this?
Avatar n tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. I think what you are having is either a ligament injury or a Patello-femoral disorder. 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? Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)?
Avatar f tn i am 53 years old. i had surgery for torn meniscus in left knee on 10/13/2007, and i have been in pain since. i am currently receiving my 3rd round of synvisc. i have had 3 or 4 cortisone injections, they seemed to be helping but the times in between have gotten shorter. my dr. keeps telling me i'm too young for knee replacement. he tells me it's arthritis, i can't believe it. i am not overweight (147 lbs.), however, before the surgery i weighed 128 lbs.
616227 tn?1251079998 What Are The Health Risks From Being Overweight??? Weight too much may increase your risk for developing many health problems.
Avatar f tn Lately I have been dealing with severe pain on the outside bone of my right knee. The pain travels down my leg, this pain is only on the outside right at the side of the knee.
Avatar n tn old female with severe osteoarthritis of only the lateral compartment of my left knee, and complex tears of my meniscus in that knee. Given my increasing levels of pain, one orthopedist advised me to have the meniscus repaired or removed arthroscopically. Another said that with bone-on-bone arthritis, it wouldn't make sense to have arthroscopic surgery to deal with the meniscus at this point and that I should instead decide when I'm ready to have either total or partial knee replacement.
Avatar f tn i dont know if this has anything to do with my injury, it also could be my weight even though it shouldnt because im not too overweight just average. the pain feels like its my knee bones scraping together, its terrible, Any help, suggestions, etc.?? HELP PLEASEE!!!
297659 tn?1324486148 This is typically seen in osteoarthritis in initial stages. While standing and walking the muscles keep the knee joint stable. On lying down and especially if the cartilage is wearing off the bones of thigh and calf can rub against each other and cause pain. Being overweight also adds to the strain on knee joint and hastens the wear and tear of cartilage. Since both the knees are affected rheumatoid arthritis too is a possibility. Another possibility is ankylosing spondylitis.
Avatar f tn I have never had surgery on the knee, I have had no injury to the knee. I exercise moderately and am not considered overweight--well at least for a 53 year old man--but I was riding a stationary bike more frequently (4-5 x per week) and at a higher resistance level for a few month before this pain. If anyone knows what this is, any contribution to this thread would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn The major problem is osteoarthritis of the knee joint where there are changes in the smooth cartilage or through damage to the ligaments. This can be caused by an injured or torn knee ligament, such as a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. The condition can be treated either by wearing a knee brace or surgery. Trauma, or a sudden turn or twist to the knee can cause a ligament to give out. Go for an MRI and follow up with your orthopedician. Take care!
Avatar n tn It wasn't so bad that I couldn't walk, but walking was not comfortable. I had to go very slowly. The pain feels like it's inside my knee, behind my kneecap. They a little sore to the touch, too. They don't look swollen, but they feel swollen and sore. I spent the evening with an ice pack on my knees but it didn't seem to help. It seems to come and last for a couple days and then it goes away. I also have problems with upper back and neck pain that I used to see a chiropractor about.
Avatar m tn Follow your doctor's instructions about how much weight you can put on your knee. Stay at a healthy weight. Being overweight puts extra strain on your knee.
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 n tn This is typically seen in osteoarthritis in initial stages. Being overweight also adds to the strain on ankle joint and hastens the wear and tear of cartilage. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn bursitis due to inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee, dislocation of knee cap, tendinitis etc. are other possible causing for the excruciating knee pain worsening on knee movement. Consult an orthopaedician with these contentions. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn old woman and for the past month I have having chronic pain in my left thigh and knee. I don't recall falling down when the pain started occuring everyday. OTC pain meds aren't helping. There isn't any unexplained bruises.
Avatar n tn Hello; for the past few months I have been experiencing a pain in my knee, it is just to the outside of the patella. It is a very sharp pain, like an electrical shock. It happens totally at random. It can happen when I am walking, sitting, sleeping, etc. When the pain is not occurring, my knee feels completely normal. When it happens, it usually happens every few seconds or minutes, then stops for several hours. I am not aware of any injury or unusual stress to that area.
Avatar f tn I have been to countless docs. I know my knees have been/are damaged by my high weight. I had gastric bypass. Pain in R knee started after the weight loss. R knee is 3"+ larger than the left ALWAYS. There is always some pain. When extending my knee there is a popping crunching sound and when there is weight on the leg the sound is worse and hurts a bit. When sitting in a car/driving for long periods outside of R knee aches horribly.
1239564 tn?1268172490 menisci, cruciates and collaterals. Scans of your knee will be helpful. ( X-rays and MRI ) I would suggest you to continue physical exercise with proper footwear and also limit pressure at your knee. You can go for swimming if you can and also follow up with an orthopedician for proper diagnosis and try to achieve normal BMI. Take care!