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How Should I Treat My Sore Knees?

By    |   Thursday, 05 June 2014 01:44 PM

Question: The muscles below both of my knees at the front get sore and slightly inflamed sometimes. Just walking or moving gives me a sudden quick pain. I am on a gluten-free diet to control my arthritis which has worked. Do you have any suggestions of what might be causing the pain?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Muscle pain co-existing with pains in your joints needs further evaluation. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where ingesting gluten — in wheat — sets off an inflammatory response in the bowel. It is sometimes accompanied with joint pain, though we do not know why, possibly because of an immune system reaction.
You may have a simple soft tissue strain or overuse bursitis, but re-occurrence of your symptoms would suggests another, more serious condition may be present. True arthritis is pain from an inflammatory disorder of joint tissue. You should seek out further evaluation with your doctor or with a rheumatologist (an M.D. specializing in joint disease).

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A variety of issues can cause knee pain, which should be evaluated by a doctor or specialist.
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