Patient discussion about knee

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Q. Can knee pain at childhood be connected to osteoarthritis?

My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis (OA). She is 72 years old and the OA is a major problem in her life. My son is 10 years old. He has a relapsing knee pain. His pain occurs mostly at day time but can wake him from sleep. The pain is in both legs. Is my son in a risk group for OA?
A1Osteoarthritis is a disease that is most commonly caused by weight gain. The problem is that weigh gain has an important genetic factor. So, it doesn't matter if your son has knee pain right now, he is in a risk group for OA. If your mom is fat, she can start a program to lower her fat rate. I used this program for me. In the beginning it was too hard so cut her some slack!
http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Fat-Burning-Formula-For-Women---week-6-13962180
A2The main risk factor for OA is high weight. The pain your son is suffering from is important and should be taken care of, but it is very hard to advocate that it will increase his risk for OA in the future

Q. how to treat knee pain

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Ato treat it properly you need to define it and understand the cause. to help you do that there is a wonderful site that does a short servy and help you define where your knee pain comes from:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671/SYMPTOM=43E2A918-2A5D-9994-E7C9F2A8BD7DC6A8&TAB=Knee%2520pain

hope it helps!

Q. I have a reccurent ache just below my knee. what can it be?

I am a 18 years old healthy guy. I never go to my physician, because i never need him, but in the past 4 month i recognized a strange pain just under my knee. The area is tender to palpation and the pain excruciate during walking and running. What can it be? What can I do to prevent it? P.S. I play collage basketball and this pain ruins my games...
A1Hi mate.
I am a 21 collage student and i play soccer.
It sure sounds like something i suffered from. Go see your GP and don't worry. if it is what i had he will probably tell you that
you can take any NSAID you want, and if you will give yourself a break from competitive sport for a month or so you will be just like new :)
A2Maybe you are suffering from a disease named Osgood Shluter.
you can learn more about it from this video
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Q. I did a bad movement with my knee during a ball game. How can I know if I damaged the knee ligaments?

4 hours ago I played basketball. I did a great jump but when I landed I felt a very sharp knee pain? How can I know if I damaged the ligaments there?
AThe only way to know for sure is to check! Can estimate the severity of the problem. Is your knee red? Is it hot? Is it swollen? Does the pain have the same severity or does the pain increase with time? If you answered one of those questions with a 'yes' several hours after the injury, you should probably talk to your GP

Q. I have a swelling in the back of my knee, what is it?

A few weeks ago I fell while exercising. Now I have a swelling in the back on my right knee and it hurts me to walk long distances. What could be causing this?
A1It sounds like you have a Baker cyst. Here is a video which explains about it:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cUGKxpBQlhQ
A2It could be baker's cyst. A Baker cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is swelling caused by knee joint fluid protruding to the back of the knee (popliteal area of the knee). When an excess of knee joint fluid is compressed by the body weight between the bones of the knee joint, it can become trapped and separate from the joint to form a fluid-filled sac, referred to as a Baker cyst. You should see a Doctor to have it examined.

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

AApproximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00220#Understand the Procedure

good luck!!

Q. does anyone practice bikram-yoga and know misuse of knee that can result from it?

I just started this type of youga 2 weeks ago but do it 3-4 times a week and now I have a pain in the knee- like an inflamation from the pressure or something... Is anyone into bikram and know how can I prevent that from happening???
A1hi...This is Prashantmurti...I m a Yoga Teacher by profession...
In a straight way I will recommannd you to do a traditional Yoga...not like Vikram yoga or hot yoga...even Ramdev's Yoga has a possibility of high side effects...
If possible fing a yoga teacher or instution of Satyananda Yoga (bihar Yoga)in ur location, which is very practical,traditional, simple and effective...better not to do vikram yoga ..give some rest to ur knees and after that go thru Satyananda Yoga.
(prashantmurti@yahoo.com)
Happy New Year
A2your question interested me, i practice yoga (not that style) and when my knee started swelling the teacher told me there should be no pain in yoga. so i looked up for information about that yoga style and here is a link to "orthopaedic associates of Aspen" that discusses injuries in Bikram yoga:
http://www.orthop.com/sitepages/pid607.php
and here is a link to "American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons":
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00063

take care :)
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