Q: How do I know if I have osteoarthritis of the knee?
My knee hurts. I might have twisted it wrong. How would I know if it is osteoarthritis?
Pain in the knee can be caused by many things, including ligament strains, tears, etc. I have OA in both knees. My knees hurt a lot, especially when walking upstairs. I have bakers cysts in both knees, i.e. the back of both knees are swollen and paintuf to the touch. Both knees creak and pop. One knees "crunches" when I walk up stairs. I would suggest resting your knee and perhaps taking some anti-inflammatory drugs, if you are medically able to do that. They tend to upset the stomach if taken for too long of a time. If the pain doesn't improve in a week, I would make an appointment w/a doctor. I am NOT a doctor or healthcare professional. Just my two cents worth.
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