You are here

Self diagnosis symptom checker

If you’re not sure what might be wrong with your joint, our self diagnosis tool for the knee, shoulder and ankle is a good place to start.

It won’t replace a real doctor and cannot give a definitive diagnosis but it may help you better understand your symptoms.

Step 1

Select your injury body area & symptom(s) below

Disclaimer: This tool is for information purposes only and provides only an approximate guide as to what may be wrong with your joints. It should not be used instead of seeking professional medical advice or diagnosis.

Fix a meniscus to avoid arthritis
A recent study suggested that meniscus surgery doesn't help. Studies can be misleading. Even small losses of meniscus tissue lead to big changes in force concentration on the tibia (shin bone) and eventually arthritis.
Competitive woman
How can competitiveness be taught? First by making it clear that success is admirable, that it is within reach, and is the pinnacle of achievement.
 Don't get distracted by mistakes but learn from them later.
In medicine, as with sports, it doesn’t help to be distracted by an unsuccessful approach as you are dealing with the immediate consequences. Practice being a Monday morning quarterback.
September 1st, 2009
Meniscus tears are among the most common injuries encountered by athletes. With advancements in medicine, this injury...
April 22nd, 2014
A major triumph for a company founded by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. The Z-Lig™ is the first engineered biologic device for...
March 11th, 2014
Dr. Stone contributes to an article about how sensors and apps will soon allow accurate, real time monitoring of...

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Kevin R. Stone · Jonathan R. Pelsis · Scott T. Surrette · Ann W. Walgenbach · Thomas J. Turek 

Stone, K.R., Pelsis J.R., Adelson W.S., Walgenbach, A.W. 2010.