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Does polychondritis cause pain behind the knees?

Hello; does polychondritis affect the back of the knees? I have MS but have been showing some signs that my cousin has with Polychondritis. I have a very painful right ear; the beginning of what seems to be changes on my nose; but what I have that she does not; are very painful knees only it is the back of my knees. My cousin is very ill right now and in the hospital for treatment; but she lives in England. Thank you
Tue, 7 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Yes Joint inflammation (arthritis) can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints, including of the hands, knees, ankles, wrists, and feet due to relapsing polycondritis. To control the flare up you may need nsaids, Immunosuppressants or immunomodulators etc. Please consult your physician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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