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Dr. P. Jyoti
Dr. P. Jyoti, Consultant MD
Category: Orthopaedics
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Experience:  17 yrs experience in treating OPD & Emergency patients.
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Cracking joints and bone pain

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Hi I'm a 24 year old slim female. Recently I have been having pain in my right knee along with cracking. I have also been getting achey bones or what feels like bone ache at least in my wrists and forearms. Any ideas as to what this may be and should I get it checked out. I have been noticing the cracking for around 6 months and Te pain is relatively new past couple of months or so.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.

This is something for which you must see your doctor.

There are a number of causes of joint pain in a young adult like you.

The conditions which can cause this are:

Injury and overuse - this is a possibility specially if you into sports or exercise.

Autoimmune disease - autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus may cause this.

Arthritis - arthritis like osteoarthritis and gout can cause this.

Infectious disease like Lyme's can cause this.

Bursitis and tendonitis - can cause pain in individual joints.

Note down these causes or copy-paste them into Word and take a printout and discuss with your doctor. This will enable an informed discussion and help you to get detailed explanations.

Take care - you do need to see a doctor for this now - discuss all these causes with him - ask for tests and investigations for this.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

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