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I have hard knots on my knee caps. They are not painful but

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I have hard knots on my knee caps. They are not painful but they are getting more numerous. I do have degenerative arthritis. Is this condition with my knees associated with degenerative arthritis?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 6 years ago.
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Are these knots movable or fixed?
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Edited by Dr.tiwari on 8/8/2010 at 1:50 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
They are fixed.
Expert:  Dr.tiwari replied 6 years ago.
Thanks for information.

These knots over the knee cap may be due to excessive strain put by the quadriceps muscle over the knee cap.The may caused by frequent elevation of the periosteum caused by excessive strain or injury.
The knots over the patella are not due to osteoarthritis but those which are on the sides of the knee cap may be due to arthritis.

You should do following to have relief with this-

1.At least have a x ray of your knee to know the present situation with your knee cap.

2.Take an anti inflammatory like indomethacin on prescription as this will help in decreasing the inflammatory process which has a role in there development.

3.If you are over weight then reduce your weight.

4.If possible use a stick for support & avoid squatting position.

5.For arthritis you may a combination of chondroitin & glucosamine.

Hope this will help you.
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