Exercises for osteoarthritis of knee

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529224 tn?1400651819 I am 65. Male. Suffering from OA for the last three years. Pain killers and/or exercises are of no real help. Some suggest Knee Replacement. Some suggest Glucossamine HCL. Some suggest Synvics Injection. Which one would be wiser to go for? Regards, -Sarit.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have tried acupuncture, which I thought helped some, herbal heat pack, ice, valium, ibuprofen and wear a flat-planed splint for my jaw osteoarthritis. I recently got an MRI after years of suffering and learned about disc displacement, one of them displaced all the time and it's torn. Pool exercise might help you some if they are joints that go underwater. And if you have knee arthritis, I saw on tv where I scientific study was done proving acupuncture can be a help.
Avatar m tn The prior surgeries had all been to my medial mensicus, and this fourth surgery was to remove a condral defect I had on the left knee. My doctor told me he saw some roughing of the cartilege. Subsequently, the worst of my pain is gone and my strength is very good, but I still experience fairly considerable pain when most of my weight is on one leg and I bend. Running is fine but I will have considerable discomfort after running more than a mile.
1176578 tn?1263756689 As a result I am exhausted most of the time. The stiffness lasts for a couple of hours but comes back quickly if I sit in one position for any length of time. I have also begun to experience flaring pain in my left ankle, radiating to the outside upper portion of my foot. It is not swollen or red, just painful and does not allow me to put my full weight on it.
Avatar m tn I have it on my bad knee. I saw the xray of my knee and could see the cartilage had worn away in part of the knee joint and I could see a little spikey bone sticking down. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, only a replacement of the knee joint if the condition is severe.
7486852 tn?1410355784 I try medicated rubs, have a knee brace for at least my left knee which is the worst. I can't do anything for more than about ten minutes without having pains like cleaning, cooking, walking, sitting, standing. I don't understand it. I know osteoarthritis arthritis is in my family i don't know that it can "run" in a family.
Avatar f tn ) and that going in and fixing that tear would create more of a problem for me than I already had. I am overweight on top of it all but I've lost 104 lbs so far and am trying. So, now, here I am with a right foot that's so painful it keeps me up at night and the exercises for the Planters Fasciitis (stretching) that help that, make my behind the knee pain worse. In fact, I'm wondering if those exercises have caused the behind the knee/Bakers Cyst to recur.
Avatar n tn Much of the fluid under the kneecaps is gone and my bones are just touching on the outside of each knee. Among several treatments recommended to me via a list for PT exercises, was prolotherapy. I just took a brief look at what it is. It sounds like the idea is to do MORE damage to an already damaged area, in hopes of growing tissue. Is that a good idea? Has anyone ever used this for arthritis and found it to be helpful or worthwhile?
3060903 tn?1398568723 What are the symptoms of a flare-up? Osteoarthritis pain in knee, flare-up with person holding knee. Joint pain may characterize osteoarthritis flare-ups. An OA flare-up leads to a sudden increase in symptoms. These may include: joint pain swelling stiffness in the morning a reduced range of motion in the joint fatigue difficulty sleeping due to pain Triggers The exact cause of OA flare-ups is unknown. This makes them difficult to avoid completely.
Avatar n tn Do you have access to a gym? Or is this for at home exercises without any equipment?
Avatar f tn I would suggest you to go for a knee X-ray for a proper diagnosis. Take pain killers such as ibuprofen intermittently and use ice packs if you have pain. You should consider regular cardio exercises after examination by an orthopedician and maintain a BMI less than 25. You might also have ligament injuries which can only be diagnosed by an MRI. Take care!
Avatar m tn The outside of my left knee (the left side) clicks whenever I'm bearing weight on it and I bend it more than about 45 degrees. When I touch it, what feels like a bone just above and to the left of the kneecap pops out a little bit. My right knee (which is fine) does something similar but much more subtle and I can't feel it unless I'm actually touching it. I'm not really experiencing pain, but whenever a do a lot of exercise my left knee gets a bit sore or more sore than my right.
Avatar m tn is it certain, or at least a possibility, that damage to the medial meniscus from an accident, will result in some level of permanent degeneration, even if there is little pain months later after therapy and meds? In other words, is the knee ever the same after an injury, especially for someone in their 50's? In 2010, after an accident, an MRI showed mild degeneration (which I understand could mean a tear, even though the MRI report showed none). There was pain and limited movement.
Avatar n tn Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? If answer is yes for any of the question then it would be Patellar Tendinosis. If otherwise it would be Chondromalacia Patellae, but I would root more for Patellar Tendinosis. I think I would recommend going in for a MRI study. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar m tn If you are sitting for long periods of time, the muscle around the knee joint gets lax and even with arthritic problems it is important to do step exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. Start of gently with a few steps at a time and build it up as you get stronger.
Avatar m tn I do not know if an MRI scan is the best form of imaging device to see arthritic changes in the bones of your knee, like osteoarthritis and degenerative changes. To help strengthen the surrounding muscles around the knee joint, I was advised to do walking motions in the swimming pool and also to do step exercises. If you are still having problems, you should go back to your doctor and ask to be referred to a physiotherapist.
1718062 tn?1309024539 I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both of my knees. Early in November, I tore he meniscus in my left knee and through an mri, the doctor realized that my cartilage was in bad condition, so he recommend arthroscopic surgery on my left. Through this surgery he realized I had grade 4 chondromalacia in several places, so he did what he could to repair the areas, and then we followed up with orthovisc injections. In March, the same thing happened with my right knee.
Avatar f tn Since your blood tests are normal and so is probably X-ray, you need to get a MRI of knee joint to look for ligament or meniscal tears and injuries, patella displacement etc. It may also be a pinched nerve or a muscle injury. So and EMG/NCV may help in diagnosis. Please discuss these aspects with your doctor. Also, find out if physiotherapy will help relieve the pain. Take care!
Avatar n tn But when I move the knee cap and the leg is totally relaxed there is a vibration (I can’t think of the right word). It just feels like the knee is vibrating when I move the knee cap up and down. It fine when I am sitting walking and doing basic movements. But when I jump and run in basketball, thrust forward on a bike, kneel, or do exercises such as squatting or lunges. The pain is pretty bad. It is a sharp pain, in the upper and inner portion of the knee.
Avatar n tn In you case it is the disease of knee which is likely to be affected, as your work involved more stress and strain for your knee. Can you tell me when this pain is more? Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee?
Avatar f tn What is the suitable physical therapy needed for both knee joints having a severe form of osteoarthritic changes and what is the best conservative treatment that can help in such cases?
93210 tn?1287457826 Regarding physical therapy, you can consider a referral to a physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist) which can help direct what kind of therapy would be the most helpful. If there is evidence of osteoarthritis of the knee, you can consider injections of hyaluronic acid - which has been shown in some studies to be helpful. Whether a total knee replacement can be helpful would depend on the cause of the collapse. This needs to be discussed with your various orthopedic physicians.
Avatar n tn I consulted to Orthopedic at that time. They first suggested for Arthroscopy and said it diagnosis and do minor surgery i.e. reform of ligaments. Now, consulted doctors are suggesting for ACL reconstruction /surgery. Granting long leaves is a matter for me. Q1>If I go to surgery/ACL reconstruction, then how long it will take to walk/run as normal person? Q2>After surgery/ACL reconstruction, is their possibility of failing/disjoint of same/side ligament?
Avatar m tn her knees up every morning. She did all of the required exercises after the surgery (perhaps too much). Her range of motion is OK, but less than it was before surgery. She was able to sit cross-legged before the surgery for a little while, but cannot now. She had 4 previous "clean-up" small surgeries on this knee.
Avatar f tn i am 53 years old. i had surgery for torn meniscus in left knee on 10/13/2007, and i have been in pain since. i am currently receiving my 3rd round of synvisc. i have had 3 or 4 cortisone injections, they seemed to be helping but the times in between have gotten shorter. my dr. keeps telling me i'm too young for knee replacement. he tells me it's arthritis, i can't believe it. i am not overweight (147 lbs.), however, before the surgery i weighed 128 lbs.
Avatar f tn I have had two total knee replacements one in July of 08 and the other in Dec. of 08. My first knee is doing great. On my second knee 8 months after the replacement I developed a blood clot deep in my calf. I was on blood thinners for 4 months. Since knee surgeory I have had some pain. Since the blood clot I now have more pain and I have swelling that starts above the knee and goes into my ankel. I can only spend about 30minutes to 1 hour on my feet and and I am hurting bad.
Avatar f tn Did they ever tell you to take a break from them for a month because of your knee? Do you wear a brace. I have to or that is what my doctor wants me to do but i do it. Mine is a special one from my physical thearpist. Thanks agian.
Avatar m tn If you are facing knee problems regularly than use braces (if you are involved in regular activities which involves movement) 2. Exercises are good for knee problems but always warm up yourself or do some stretching before doing any exercises. 3. Prefer the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin which can reduce the inflammation due to osteoarthritis in the joints. 4. One of the best pain relief is giving rest to your knees if you are using them continuously 5.
Avatar f tn He gave me a series of exercises to do that will strenthen my knee caps, but does not heal this sprain, as I feel both of my knee caps don't give me the support they should. Along with the exercises, I am to use ice packs 20 minutes at a time or direct ice massages for five minutes at a time (continually moving a block of ice over my knee cap so the skin isn't damaged.
Avatar f tn Feels like an atom bomb goes off in the outside of the right knee. Its like something on the outside of my knee slips and snaps hard (like plucking a tight string) then my leg basically straightens out forcefully (I seem to have no control, it NEEDS to straighten out NOW) and that something that slipped off on the knee snaps back in place where it belongs. Docs have told me everything from "You're fat" (I weighed 180 at 5'8" at the time) to I'm out of shape.