Osteoarthritis knee trauma

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Avatar f tn What are some things that could cause this to happen in my knee when I havn't had any history of trauma/injury? I didn't think it could be degenerative in nature due to my age so I'm a bit concerned.
Avatar f tn 14 Months ago I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in both knees and Buritis in my hips. It came on suddenly and it is very painful. I have seen 2 specialists and have had 2 lots of steroid injections in both knees and one steroid injection in my right hip. I have been taking Meloxicam and painkillers. Today I have been to see a specialist with the view to having knee replacement surgery. After looking at my recent x rays he has informed me that I have Avascular Necrosis in both knees.
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 Hello! 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 m tn So ever since I was probably 14, my right knee would occasionally lock on me to where I couldn't straighten my leg without severe pain. To fix this I would always have to push through the pain and straighten my leg all the way and it would make a loud pop noise and be fine but extremely sore. As I got older, this started happening more and more and being more painful. Then, my knees would just ache pretty much chronically.
Avatar f tn Having osteopenia, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia (in addition to the SI trauma), rather than pursue another painful course of therapy, I would think it might be useful for me to know if the pain is stemming from physical anatomical problems or something such as pain perception from the fibro--or even if there is something that might benefit from a surgical correction of some sort. Would there be any value to checking an MRI after such trauma? Thank you for your response.
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 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 n tn Is there any knee swelling or warmth? Any previous trauma to the knee. Does the pain only occur in the knee region? Some conditions that could also present with pain at the knee region include osteoarthritis, bursitis, infections, joint injury, etc. It would indeed be advisable to consult a physician as soon as possible to evaluate your symptoms and manage your condition. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn ive had much experience with orthos in the last 2-3 yrs. what is sounds like is chondromalacia patella. not being able to do stairs well is one of the signs. seems like when you have rehab from other surgeries it puts pressure on other joints and then the problems become numerous. i did the synvisc injections with no help coming from them, although they might help you. you can develop it from osteoarthritis or trauma to the knee from other source.
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 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 The blood is due to trauma to the ligaments inside the joint. Knee joint has 6 ligaments viz. medial collateral, lateral collateral, anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. There is joint fluid and also cartilage. Injury to the knee will result in blood in the joint space and so it the fluid red. It will get absorbed subsequently. With MRI or good clinical examination the orthopedician can come to diagnose the ligament involved.
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.
93210 tn?1287457826 I have a lot of docs but I don't I have one who could sratighten me out so to speak. Although I'm trying to wait until I get older, I've been told I need total knee replacements. My knees are bad bad! What are your thoughts about people with CMT having total knee replacements? I have heard that I don't want to do the replacements because the CMT effects the knees as well as the lower legs. But I can't live for 40 more years with these knees. Thank you for your help!
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 n tn Hi, Knee pain may be due to trauma; problems with the knee joint, ligaments, cartilage or bursae, inflammation or even degenerative conditions. If the pain does not respond to the prescribed medication, inform your doctor for proper management. Other tests such as xray or blood tests, to rule out arthritis or gout, may also be done. It is also recommended that you rest your knee. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn It could also be reactive arthritis due to the trauma or a flare of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Please show this to your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. 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 f tn My husband had a left knee medial menicus tear in 1991 due to a sports type injury, in 1998 they told him he tore it again, he had part of it removed in 1991, and in 1998 had PT and it "healed" although he has had residual pain since then. In 1998 he was also told he had arthritis in that knee. He has had a limp since I met him in 1997 (not sure how long he limped before that)and he used a cane and brace until he lost that legin Oct 2011.
Avatar n tn Simran, but I wonder if that is truly the case. The MRI showed no abnormalities in my meniscus and there was significant trauma to my knee during my recent injury. Significant swelling occurred at the time of injury and I was immobile for nearly a week after the surgery. Also, I was considered nearly 100% healed after my initial ACL reconstruction in 2001. It does not always pop and never has until the injury this May. I never had difficulties with the knee after my surgery until that day.
Avatar n tn Knee pain usually results from arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout), baker's cyst, bursitis, connective tissue disorders such as lupus, dislocation of the kneecap, iIliotibial band syndrome, infection or any trauma or abnormalities in the structures in the knee. Many causes of knee pain, especially those related to overuse or physical activity, respond well to self-care such as resting and applying ice to the affected area.
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Avatar n tn First of all,the first trauma you had in your knee could make some wear and tear process in your knee leading to Osteoarthritis which is something not to worry about...but looking at your skin allergy and feeling hurt all over your joints it may give a clue that there's something else which could be a condition called "Psortiatic arthritis"..Tophi are somethings like stones in the back of your ear "not inside your ear" maybe you didn't notice before check 'em out again...
Avatar m tn Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn This week my right butt is painful down to my knee(especially my knee so hot) felt like cramps and numb then now half of my body (right side) felt numb, tingling at the same time cramps i dont knw how to describr it all. Is this curable, what i expect from this??? Thank you...
Avatar f tn I am a 65 year old woman with osteoarthritis (NOT osteoporosis--have good bone density) in knees and back--otherwise in very good health. I was in an auto accident on June 30, 2009, sitting in the back seat. My knee slammed into the back of the driver's seat. It broke my femur a few inches above my knee replacement, which was put in only 6 months previously. It was a very bad break with fragments and a considerable empty space at the break. Surgery involved placement of a plate and screws.
164435 tn?1377105856 Antalgic gait refers to a posture or gait assumed in order to avoid or lessen pain. The pain itself can be caused by numerous conditions such as diabetic foot, osteoarthritis, joint or limb deformity, degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine (cervical spondylosis), gout, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis..., etc.
Avatar f tn Over the last two days the lower right part of my back has started to hurt, the pain gets worse with movement. I have no fever, no problems urinating, and no injury or trauma to speak of.....I can't pinpoint the pain with touch, it's a deep pain, that becomes a sharp pain with even the slightest movement. It has gotten to the point where I have trouble sitting down comfortably. I have no insurance and am afraid to go to the emergency room if it's unnecessary....does anyone have a clue?
521161 tn?1212369304 These include Osteoporosis (numerous fractures with little to no trauma) osteoarthritis of most joints, hearing loss ect ect. I have recently been tested for genetic disorders related to connective tissue but am awaiting results. In 2001 I also had Diffuse Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis in my left knee. I underwent an open front & back total synovectomy followed by 28 external beam radiation treatments. I luckily have been PVNS free since.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.