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Is pain behind left knee a sign of arthritis?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: I am 52, a woman and exercise 4 to 5 times a week. Weight bearing and hitt classes. Since early fall I have experienced pain on the inside back of left knee and occasionally the right knee same area. Outside of the gym I am very active as well we farm and still have a teenager at home. Is this just arthritis. I don't have swelling or redness just pain.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Osteoarthritis likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Since its been present since fall, based on your history , it appears to be osteoarthritis or DJD (Degenerative joint disease). The best test would be x rays of both the affected joints to look for signs of DJD. After examination of your lower limbs, based on the findings, your doctor may also advise a Doppler ultrasound just to be sure that there is no DVT or vascular insufficiency. Treatment would depend upon the cause.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

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Dr. M.S. Khalil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (49 minutes later)
I have been to a vein specialist and the DVT is worse in my left leg. I thought this could be part of the pain. I'm due to have it fixed mid-December, after wearing compression hose for 6 weeks. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Heparin and warfarin

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

Ideally , low molecular weight heparin and warfarin therapy should be considered for a DVT, in consult with your physician.

Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is pain behind left knee a sign of arthritis?

Brief Answer: Osteoarthritis likely Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Since its been present since fall, based on your history , it appears to be osteoarthritis or DJD (Degenerative joint disease). The best test would be x rays of both the affected joints to look for signs of DJD. After examination of your lower limbs, based on the findings, your doctor may also advise a Doppler ultrasound just to be sure that there is no DVT or vascular insufficiency. Treatment would depend upon the cause. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil