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Arthritis maybe?

By Anonymous May 27, 2017 - 8:58pm
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Hello, so I am a 26 year old female. Randomly for the past 5 years, my knee randomly locks up on me, the knee it occurs in varies everytime. It generally locks up on me in the process of standing up or sitting down, as well as getting in and out of my vehicle. It locks up usually between just a few minutes, with the longest being 40 minutes. During that time I am unable to move it in any which way without severe pain. However, my fingers this past year have been doing the same. My shoulders and my shoulder bone are always sore. I'm use to the pain most of the time, but occasionally it will last for days even a few weeks before a area will calm down from a throbbing state. Is this a sign for arthritis or is there something else I should be looking towards?

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative," wear-and-tear" type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older, but may occur in younger people, too. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away causing pain. You need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine exactly what you have. The knee locking could involve a meniscus tear. Again, you would need to see a doctor to find this out.

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May 28, 2017 - 4:33am
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