Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common joint disorder in the United States and throughout the world. It is a leading cause of pain and disability in the elderly, mostly because of its predilection for the weight-bearing joints. And so today I will talk about osteoarthritis in an important weight-bearing joint: the knee. Overweight people are at greater risk of developing knee OA . In addition, major knee injuries such as ligament or meniscal tears are common causes of knee OA. Ultimately, whether it is the extra force on the knee due to obesity or the disruption of the normal internal components of the knee due to a meniscal or ligament tear, OA is caused by a change in the synthesis and degradation of cartilage and adjacent bone. This in turn results in loss of cartilage and damage to bone, manifested in the patient by pain, swelling, and limited range of motion of the knee . The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) suggests initially treating knee OA...
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If you have had hip pain or knee pain for a long period of time, you probably have tried a few over-the-counter medications and may have turned to friends and family for advice. Maybe it got better for a while, but eventually returned. At some point, you decide that you have had enough and make the decision to see a doctor about it. To truly get the most out of your upcoming appointment, it helps to be prepared. Here is some advice to help make your first doctor's visit for hip or knee pain as productive as possible: The First Doctor's Visit For the first doctor's visit, we'll assume you are seeing your family doctor for an initial evaluation. The primary goal of this appointment is to obtain the correct diagnosis. In order to select the appropriate treatment plan, it is important to have a thorough visit with your doctor, including appropriate tests, to confirm the correct diagnosis. And don't worry, contrary to the busy-doctor stereot...
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