Osteoarthritis knee support

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1175033 tn?1492204828 My mom always tells me this story about the doctors telling her to put 3 or so diapers on me to support everything while I was getting more strength in my hips. I went to Shriners hospital when I was 13ish, and one of the doctors there told me that I could need hip replacements by the age of 35. I didnt want to believe him, but now I starting to realize why he said that. I also have noticed reoccurring pains in alot of my joints along with stiffness and muscle spasms.
1378884 tn?1315509445 I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
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 n tn Hello, It would had been really helpful if you had shared more details about the onset, duration and progression of your symptoms and any other associated symptoms.Arthritis,meniscal tear,osteoarthritis.,bursitis,tendonitis,Bakers cyst all can cause knee pain. In mild to moderate injuries which cause knee pain the condition often heals on their own over a period of time. Give your knee rest for few days an avoid strenous activities.
Avatar n tn Do you have access to a gym? Or is this for at home exercises without any equipment?
Avatar f tn Hyper extension is what I suspect. I cannot walk without limping on the left leg while the knee is bent, but the knee will support a good deal of my weight. There is no significant pain, also there is no swelling or bruising. It does ache but I am comfortable without medication. (This happened Friday night-3 days ago). The question i pose is.... Should I continue making an appointment, or see If is is just another bad landing?
Avatar f tn I have resigned that I will just have this pain and need to manage it with ibuprofen. In the last three months I have however been having a new more severe pain in my left knee. It hurts pretty much constantly, but worse during physical activity, and hurts like a bruise when pushed on. I decided to see my pcp to get some answers because the left knee has really been holding me back and too painful to ignore.
Avatar f tn My pain is mostly on the side of my knee cap and it swells just by standing, i tried mentioning it to my doctor but he keeps making me wait to see if it gets better, he also recently put my in a patella j brace, to keep my knee in place, but it seems to be making my pain worst.
Avatar n tn My husband has been told he has ostearthritis, and in server pain with his leg( around the knee joint. One doctor has mention him having cortison injections.
2115734 tn?1334550447 For X number of months (where X can be 3, or 4, or 5 or maybe even 6), I have no physical pain in the RIGHT knee. When OA (osteoarthritis) physical pain starts under the kneecap of the RIGHT knee, I do quad sets for Y number of consecutive days (where Y can be 4, or 5, or 6 or 7 consecutive days) and the physical pain ends again for X number of months. I'd like to swim but know that with no external support around the RIGHT knee there's physical pain while swimming.
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 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.
Avatar n tn This condition occurs when the knee muscles experience an unbalanced muscle pull (due to walking position or the way you are standing), the surfaces of the femor, tibia, and knee cap are not in alignment, or from osteoarthritis. Symptoms include pain in the front of the knee, pain when the knee is bent (squat)for a length of time, or when the knee ocassionally can't support the body. This needs to be evaluated by an orthopedist.
Avatar n tn that shocks our bodies (mine was swinging around in a chair at work to help some customers and I hit a computer support strut with the side point of my lower knee which knocked me to the ground, writhing in pain). I wonder if these events cause an automatic very strong contraction or nerve point firing which might involve long term constriction of the synaptic nerve tissues, making us feel pain all the time? Any experiences, thoughts or "cures" that way?
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.
553692 tn?1215281331 I will have a partial knee replacement due to severe osteonecrosis of the right knee. I will also have metal plugs put in my tibia and femur, due to infarcted lesions. I am scared but I have confidence in my Dr. Im just too young to have something like this so I will be seeing my PC Dr. next week to see if there is an underlying disease process, such as diabetes, lupus, vascular abnormalities ect. Thank you for your support it is greatly appreciated!!!
16888441 tn?1452159257 Professional orthopedics specialties treat such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and hip problems, arthritis, and sports injuries e.g., 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 f tn Can you be referred by your doctor to physiotherapy or Triage where they have more time to assess your problem and give you exercises to do to strengthen the muscles that support the knee joints. I was told by Triage that the knee is the largest joint in the body and to exercise it (walking in the swimming pool is a good form of strengthening exercise becasue the water bears the weight of the body). You may need to ask to be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon.
Avatar m tn My knee does the same thing with the pain and cracking and popping and I seen a knee specialist who ordered a Mri and at 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. I feel like I am too young for this, but I played 8 years of soccer which the specialist said could have contributed. Have you played sports? Even over use of your knee while working can probably cause osteo.
Avatar n tn I myself who had 2 knees done exactly one year apart was able to support my self on my good knee at all times.I wonder what the therapy Is like when somebody has them done together.I may be wrong but I seem to be hearing negative things for those peolple who had them done this way. warren B.
Avatar m tn Upon starting Short Term Disability, my doctor estimated I'd be back at work within a month and a half, saying that she didn't think they'd support me for much longer. I went to MRIs, X-rays, blood tests, and other appointments during the 3 months I was off work. In the end, my doctor couldn't find any root cause to my pain.
1207048 tn?1282177904 It seems to be mostly the muscle on the back right side of my knee from just above the knee to just below. There is no swelling or anything of the area. Does anyone else get this? I'm thinking of asking my neuro to refer me to an orthopedic doctor (is that the right one?
Avatar n tn Intra-articular injections of cortisone are also helpful in relieving pain. For persisting pain of severe osteoarthritis of the knee that does not respond to weight reduction, exercise or medications, a series of injections of hyaluronic acid (Synvisc, Hyalgan) into the joint can sometimes be helpful, especially if surgery is not being considered. http://www.medicinenet.com/osteoarthritis/page4.
Avatar f tn Hello, From The symptoms and after taking into account,your age and overweight issues,it can be due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used for pain relief.
Avatar f tn I'm a 27 years old student with a history of recurrent patella dislocations in both knees. I was just recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my right knee. My left knee seems fairly ok because i haven't had any dislocation on it for a while. I've had several subluxation in my other knee, about 5 last year year, which had a doctor worried about my right knee after i got an MRI done. Last year, he told me that i should get surgery because i could get arthritis.
Avatar n tn I am a goalie and was getting up from on my knees on the ice and felt a tear to the lower left of my right knee cap. From what I've been reading it seems like the MCL. I couldn't put any weight on it at all for about two weeks. Every thing has been pretty slow. I have a bad limp right now and I injured it just about three months ago. Now it seems to always want to crack in the spot where it was injured. After it cracks it usually feels a little better for a little while.
Avatar f tn Was told just a bad case of osteoarthritis. I can't even make a fist, my fingers don't bend. They get worse every year. Why can't I take meds for rheumatoid,,why do I have to have joint damage. 2rheumatologist told me that the meds aren't made for my kind of arthritis. Do you have to have the factor in order to be diagnosed with rh. My hands resemble rh hands. What's going on.?
Avatar f tn Need to do in November...seeking advice and support. What should I do to prepare? Scared. Please share your journey with me, so I know what to expect. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Hi there! Osteoarthritis is largely an age and ‘wear and tear’ related entity and can be aggravated by trauma/ injury. The arthritis in the knee could have been secondary to injury and meniscal tear/ removal, while hip and spinal arthritis is unlikely to be directly related to the trauma, though it may have been caused secondary to constant wear and tear. Hope this information is helpful. Take care!