Primary osteoarthritis of knee

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7486852 tn?1410355784 Yes osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. You seem to be having a great deal of pain, in a lot of areas of your body. It may be due to something else. You really need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. The popping and cracking sounds more than arthritis. It is difficult for us here to make a diagnosis. Don't you think it would be wise to ask for a refferal back to the specialist?
Avatar f tn I have had synvisc injections and they help tremendously-was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Will need a knee replacement in the future. At times, during the night when I am laying on my side with my knees slightly bent and together, I get a horrible burning pain where my knees are touching. It lasts for quite some time, then eventually goes away, but if I lay like that again it returns. Any ideas/suggestions? It happened last night and the burning was almost unbearable.
1718062 tn?1309024539 I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both of my knees. Early in November, I tore he meniscus in my left knee and through an mri, the doctor realized that my cartilage was in bad condition, so he recommend arthroscopic surgery on my left. Through this surgery he realized I had grade 4 chondromalacia in several places, so he did what he could to repair the areas, and then we followed up with orthovisc injections. In March, the same thing happened with my right knee.
Avatar n tn Restoration of motion, swelling control, and strength are the goals of each. The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee. Nonoperative treatment is a reasonable approach in patients who are not active athletically.. Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries.
Avatar n tn hi doc, my father is of 60 yrs, 6.2feets with 110kgs weight. he is having a severe knee pain, this pain usually increases in winters or rainy season, he used to have Voveran SR 100gm daily... i just wanna to ask ki is this medicine safe for longer period, and if not, plz suggest me some better medicines which are safer for long period... waiting for ur suggestion...
Avatar m tn To know whether it will heal by itself or need treatment depends on the cause of knee lock. The various causes of knee locking are torn medial meniscus, mis-aligned knee cap, osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, torn lateral meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, recurrent patella dislocation - may cause knee locking or knee collapse, chondromalacia patella - occasional locking or knee collapse, knee alignment problem, knee fragment or knee cartilage disorder.
Avatar m tn I believe the osteo arthritis can be scraped off, and the ACL, PCL, meniscus and cartilage can be replaced as needed in my natural knee, giving me much better quality of life without replacing the entire knee. Please, does anyone know of any studies, trials, procedures, or well- established providers who might help me with this? I am 70% service disabled. At age 56 I do not want to go through TKR, I'd like to fix what I have before it gets any worse.
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.)?
785373 tn?1236332003 I had coverage with my health insurance for awhile but just as I was about to go see a pain management dr., the insurance ran out. Most of my not going to a dr was because of no health insurance and plain old money. Once I went on medicare, I was able to get insurance again, but when we moved to North Carolina it didn't cover us anymore, so we tried another plan only to find out not many Dr's took that plan.
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 When any patient complains ofknee pain,” the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: 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.
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 I am not familiar with total knee replacement outcomes, so I looked it up. Here's an summary of a study specific to hip surgery (n~50,000) that may help answer some questions; http://www.news-medical.net/news/2009/01/05/44637.aspx and this study based on n=1724 points to anatomical structural deformities as well as osteoarthritis as primary causes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar m tn ok i had a bad fall that i injured my left knee about a month ago i had xrays the er doc said i had a severly sprained knee and that i need to have it wrapped and i needed to be on crutches for a week and if i still had pain after a week to call my primary care doctor i still had pain so i saw my PCP he did an exam and said that i should wear a brace for stability and to call him back after a week so i did he asked me how i was doing i was not doing well i was having more and more days of pain s
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you feeling after Total Knee Replacement? There are two important things in post-operative management of surgery. First is the management of pain with help of pain killer. Your analgesics should be 2 to 3 in number, each a different class of drugs. These drugs should be spaced out over 24 hour’s period so that there should be sufficient coverage at any point of time during day. Physiotherapy is must to acquire strength and ROM around the joint. Bye.
Avatar m tn Have osteoarthritis but developed a new problem with my knee a few years ago while kneeling only. I was cleaning, knelt down on my right knee and had a ripping burning painful sensation to my right knee on the outer side, maybe a tiny bit below the knee cap itself. I quickly moved, it stopped within a few moments but couldn't kneel again. It seemed to dissipate after a few years but came back when I got down on all four playing with kids and pets. Just the right knee.
Avatar n tn My only concern is that I have a sibling with knee/leg problems who has been told he is eventually going to need a knee replacement since one part of his knee rests above another, probably wearing down the cartilage. My questions are: 1) Are my symptoms characteristic of individuals with "popping knees?" 2) Could this be a sign of eventual osteoarthritis? 3) Should I have an orthopedic specialist look at it?
2137079 tn?1335987132 I quit all psych and pain meds last fall - to many side effects. I'm in a world of **** and sick of it. Is this as good as it gets? I am definitely NOT having fun anymore.
Avatar n tn I, too, am on Fentnanyl, 75 mcg's, plus numerous other meds for many different chronic conditions, from DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease), Celiac Disease, CAD (Coronary Artery Disease), Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, etc. One of the worst things I've ever experienced is the exhaustion that took over my life a few years ago. I couldn't do anything and like you was afraid it was the Fentanyl.
931217 tn?1283484935 Today's popular press often extols the supposed virtues of more "natural" ways of living, and approaching illness. There are a wide variety of theories and modalities, that together make up the broad category known as "complementary and alternative medicine (and veterinary medicine)." These approaches to health and disease are not monolithic and therefore their merits or lack thereof cannot be discussed as a category. Each must be examined alone.
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Avatar m tn I’m in my mid-forties, and have a lot of medical problems that keep me in constant pain. Some of the things I’ve been diagnosed with include osteoarthritis, bone spurs, fibromyalgia, sciatica, lots of torn cartilage in my knees, lower back pain, COPD, anxiety attacks, depression, PTSD, and, well, you get the picture. My primary doctor and my neurologist have me on a lot of medications.
1981713 tn?1389863765 I have osteoarthritis so as the cartlidge has worn away, I am left with a bunch of small pieces of cartlidge floating around in the joint. He said that portion of the surgery is not going to be what gives me a whole lot of pain post op. The very painful pain that I will experience the first 3-5 days, will be because he is going to cut out the areas that the arthritis has damaged. I am going to try to only use the meds for 2 days and then switch over to Motrin. We'll see how it goes.
Avatar f tn Synvisc one is a single injection version of synvisc. Instead of 3 intra articular injections required of synvisc here only one is needed. After the injection, you can resume normal activities but you should avoid any strenuous activities for about 48 hours and for your information it will take relief starting one month after the injection.
Avatar n tn These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee Conservative treatment consisting of exercises and stretching is recommended.Surgery can be considered if your physician suggests. Refer: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic3.
Avatar n tn I recently had an MRI of the knee. In addition to having a myriad of other problems, such as an extensive medial meniscal tear, the possibility of two other tears, chondromalacia, osteoarthritis, spurring... it was also mentioned that I have "severe femoral, tibial, and fibular red marrow reconversion." I am not a smoker and never was, but I am clinically (not morbidly) obese. I was recently diagnosed with mono/EBV, from which I am still recovering.
Avatar n tn The cream that has been mentioned here has no scientific merit in terms of fighting this sagging. The primary cause is depletion of elastin and to reverse this to any degree, one must stimulate the fibrobast cells that manufacture collagen and elastin and also attempt to reverse the primary cause of it - glycation. So far, the only ingredients that can address this are carnosine and proline (the former of which is in a few skin creams.
Avatar n tn Hello Dear, Current research demonstrates that the natural history of untreated complete injuries of the ACL consists of progression of symptomatic instability to recurrent injuries. These injuries damage the menisci and the articular cartilage, eventually leading to osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis. The primary goals in treatment of ACL rupture are restoration of function in the short term and prevention of long-term pathologic changes in the knee.
Avatar n tn who deals regularly with this disease, to be able to know why I have so much pain throughout my body. I know of one Dr. that I heard about through a patient of his, I overheard her talking about her Fibromyalgia, and asked her who is her Dr. She told me Dr. Elliot Kopp, in Raleigh. I am just not sure who to go to, can you help with that? Also have Osteoarthritis in my knee & shoulder, want to find a Dr.