• 2 months ago

    Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    Been having some trouble with my left knee and was recently diagnosed with OA of the left knee after x-ray of the knee. Symptoms are pain behind the knee, restricted ability to bend the knee and the hamstring muscle sore most of the time. Really the sore hamstring muscle is more painful that the knee. Does this sound like OA or Bakers Cyst?

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    Question do you feel any type of a knot behind your knee. If not I would say it's probably your OA. I would suggest having the Dr. Check just to be safe if it is a cyst it might need drained to relieve the pressure to reduce pain. Hope the advice helps.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    i just got diagnosed with it too, doc said its a very early stage. in my right knee. didnt have much trouble with it, im 39 years old, an avtive like gym wise. i also found out 2 momths later i have arthritis whete my back bone an pelvic bone!! i started balling i still do! it scares me. but tell dr to give u an mri to check wat that is that's bothering you. i go to physical therapy
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    Just had MRI for my severe back and hip pain being caused by my RA. Now my feet and hands go numb I've even had to start using a damn cane. I'm only 47. I want my life back. I don't want to be on pain meds for the rest of my life however long that is. I want to be able to dance again and walk without help. This sucks and I'm scared and angry.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    My symptoms exactly. I'm 70, do brisk walk on treadmill daily and know I have OA in both knees. Ortho took x-ray, pronounced 50+% loss of cartilage in left knee and suggested replacement, which I'm resisting because I don't want to be laid up for the necessary time to recover. I just want to know if replacement will ease/eliminate my symptoms so I can resume exercise regimen, which I regard as very important to my overall health. I'm thinking MRI and then perhaps PT at this point. Any thoughts?
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    That sounds identical to me. Is there any thing that will help. I feel older than I should.
      • 1 month ago
        Hello valgal88.

        Arthritis of any type does not correlate with age. I have severe osteoarthritis and started having symptoms in my late teens. Genetics and lifestyle can come into play, but many times it is not known what causes arthritis. My wife has a cousin whose daughter was born with osteoarthritis. It can happen at any age. It usually does often worsen with age as mine did, but it definitely not always related to old age.

        Blessings,
        -Dave
  • 19 days ago

    RE: Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis

    Yes. I have the same problem and diagnosis.. then I started having more pain behind the knees and had an MRI. It revealed small cysts in both but they didn't call it a bakers cyst. I think it's because they're small. However, I asked my doctor and he said eventually they could get bigger which then it would be considered a bakers cyst. I know someone who had them drained regularly but they always come back. I've been told they're very painful but nothing can be done about it except draining for temporary relief.. I hope for your sake you don't have them.. good luck