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Old 08-13-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello, Been having quite a bit of knee pain thought I had pulled a muscle went in and my doctor wanted an x-ray. She said I have arthritis in that knee but didn`t really say much more oh, gave me some pain pills and talked about therpy as an option I`m 58 and never really have had many problems with my legs other then veicourse veins. Is there a name for this type of arthritis? I`m sorry I don`t sound very knowlegeable but this is really bothering me. Thank You

 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:43 AM   #2
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Where exactly in your knee does your pain reside? Being a former knee pain sufferer, I can suggest some self therapy, but the "where" is important.

 
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Old 08-14-2003, 05:50 AM   #3
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Hello, thank you for answering, the pain is sort of on the side of my right knee, it hurts when I step up or bend down to get something off the floor, other then that there is no pain or ache, though if I`m on my legs alot it starts to ache on the back of the knee.I realize as a person ages, parts start to wear out so to speak but will this get worse? will exercise help? Thank you again.

 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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A little more location specific. Is it toward the inside of the knee or more toward the outside, i. e, right or left side? I take it the pain is more dull than throbbing?

 
Old 08-15-2003, 08:45 AM   #5
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Hello again, You know I can`t really tell, though it seems to be on right knee on the inside part, one of my friends thought it sounded like a torn meniscus, but my doctor said it was arthritis after she looked at the x-ray.I wish i could be more specific, but it is hard to pinpoint the pain unless I bend down or step up and then it is definitly right knee on the left side.Thank for taking the time to answer me.

 
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OK. Now indulge me.

First, go slowly & methodically all over your front upper thigh to your trunk, particularly your inner thigh, with your two thumbs & lots of deep pressure & see if you can locate any really "tender" spots in that area. This is to eliminate one possibility.

 
Old 08-25-2003, 08:10 PM   #7
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Hi,

The arthritis your doctor think you have is, I believe, called "degenerative osteo-arthritis", the arthritis people who are getting older sometimes have. If you got arthritis after an injury, regardless of your age, this arthritis is called "post traumatic osteo-arthritis."

 
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