Osteoarthritis and knee braces

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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 The doc said the tendons, or ligaments (I can't remember which) are too weak (due to the fact that my knee are still growing) to keep the knee cap from sliding over to far and causing inflammation and swelling in the knee. So, it would be great if someone knows what is wrong and what it is called. Thanks.
Avatar n tn If the MRI is clear then the knee pain and swelling can be due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or due to bursitis. You must get blood tests done to rule out rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Also, to reduce pain and swelling you can try: ice packs, steroids injections, knee caps and braces, pain killers, ultrasound therapy, wax therapy, physiotherapy etc. Please discuss the other physiotherapy methods that can be used and whether steroid injections will help you. Take care!
2115734 tn?1334550447 For X number of months (where X can be 3, or 4, or 5 or maybe even 6), I have no physical pain in the RIGHT knee. When OA (osteoarthritis) physical pain starts under the kneecap of the RIGHT knee, I do quad sets for Y number of consecutive days (where Y can be 4, or 5, or 6 or 7 consecutive days) and the physical pain ends again for X number of months. I'd like to swim but know that with no external support around the RIGHT knee there's physical pain while swimming.
16888441 tn?1452159257 Orthopedics surgery is often utilized to promote the health and healing of bone and joint needs associated with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and hip problems, arthritis, and shoulder orthopedics to treat sports injuries such as tennis elbow or rotator cuff surgery. The scope of orthopedic specialists enables orthopedic surgeons to treat joint injuries as well as those caused by ligament, tendon, or nerve damage.
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
Avatar m tn My left knee has bothered me off and on for over a year but now is a constant pain, worsening at night or longer periods slightly bent during the day. When the leg is straightened, instead of the "crease" showing the inner side of the kneecap, there is a HARD knot almost to the bottom, inside area of the kneecap. The entire knee swells at night, but not lots. Ice and / or heat packs do not take the "lump" down in size but help with the general swelling.
Avatar m tn ok i had a bad fall that i injured my left knee about a month ago i had xrays the er doc said i had a severly sprained knee and that i need to have it wrapped and i needed to be on crutches for a week and if i still had pain after a week to call my primary care doctor i still had pain so i saw my PCP he did an exam and said that i should wear a brace for stability and to call him back after a week so i did he asked me how i was doing i was not doing well i was having more and more days of pain s
Avatar n tn It is so painful he cannot do the exercises as he should and the knee is very swollen and tight. He has seen the general practitioner who is managing the pain but I am wondering if this is how it should be or if something is going off track and we should be seeing the surgeon for a follow-up. Thank you if anybody can help me.
Avatar f tn My name is Martina, 33 and I have Osteoarthritis of my knees, the question is i am on diclonfic 75mg SR once a day and its not working for the pain. my knees are really cold and hurting what can i do!!!
Avatar n tn I pray that someone will read this and reply.I am a 50 year old female, post THR of right knee 1997.I have had several Drs.say that I have DJD.I just had a bone marrow biospy that revealed that I have monoclonal gammopathy IgG-Lambda>4% plasma cells with M-urine protein.I started having bone pain and polyarthralgia 20 months ago,thought I may have gotten Lymes. I have severe neck pain with swollen right lymph node.I can't even turn over in bed.My hands are swollen also.
Avatar n tn This should ideally be treated with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, knee braces while walking and progressive physiotherapy. I suggest you take a second opinion from the specialist or consult another specialist. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn I was on accutane for 4 months and I had no problem with joint pain while on it, and now 1.5 years has past and I have extremely weak joints. I have wrist pain and knee pain. Although I has pre condition with my knees in regards to misaligned tibia, but before accutane I had no pain and now I do I cant even have a job which I have to stand up for a long time. I know how desperate people with acne are for a cure, because I was one of them, but this drug is not worth it.
Avatar m tn Meanwhile, rest the affected joint, apply ice pack, take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol, Aleve or Mobic, and wear protective gears (knee cap, elbow cap etc), and braces. Hope you get well soon! Good Luck and take care!
Avatar n tn Subject reports pain responds well to Naproxin 375mg once a day. Specialist also fitted him with knee braces, Rx exercise and wait loss. What is troubling no prior history of arthritis, and currently only problem is with both knees and the sudden onset of pain in both knees, overnight.
Avatar f tn I have a ruined knee (from osteoarthritis) and have taken Ultram (tramadol) for quite a while for pain. About a month ago, I started vomiting occasionally - no food, just fluids. I was able to eat and drink and felt all right afterwards. I had read that tramadol can have bad effects if taken too long. I tapered down and quit the tramadol and now wear two braces on my knee to help with pain. The vomiting episodes stopped.
Avatar n tn Regarding knee joints, ask if knee caps and braces will help support your knee better. Also, surgery to replace knees is an option, but with other conditions that you suffer from, surgery may or may not be possible. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn It is a dull, achy, throbbing pain most of the time, that is worse on the days that I work. I have to wear hand braces at night to keep my hands and arms from waking me numb and tingling. My neck fusion was done in 2007 and my lumbar fusion was in 2005.
Avatar m tn About 9 years ago, I had major surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear and knee dislocation. In the past year I've noticed that my left leg locks up all the time when walking, my left ankle has plantars fasciitis and is in constant pain. And now my right leg is also starting to lock up with the kneecap feeling unstable and the ankle is starting to get plantars fasciitis. I believe it has to do with the way I walk due to my CP.
Avatar n tn i have severe back pains, and hernia pains, joint and knee and swolen finger joints, the list just goes on and on and now in the past few months have started getting sharp shooting itching pains everywhere! In the tips of my fingers in my cheeks in my calves thighs, arms forehead, hands it is just driving me nuts, but Doctors just keep telling me "i'm fine" well i'm not fine, whatever the heck this is is not fine.
Avatar m tn The drawback in this case it may progress to osteoarthritis later on and then you may need a total knee replacement at a very late stage. Well I would say the call is yours to make. I suggest another orthopaedicians view to assess your condition so as to know whether you really need the surgery now. And if you are going for a meniscal surgery it is better to get the ACL repaired at the same time.
211940 tn?1267884866 who diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel (thru nerver conduction studies) and recommended I wear wrist braces at night. After six weeks of unbearable pain, I used the wrist braces and the pain went away the first night almost completely and has been getting better every day. I recommend this to anyone who has not been able to be diagnosed...you can buy these wrist braces in any pharmacy...good luck...
Avatar n tn The shot last's up to 6 months, but I need to ask how often I can receive the treatment. I played softball last night and I had absolutely no knee pain and I was able to run and slide, something I couldn't do for a few years now. It has made playing soooo much more enjoyable. I wish that I had known about this treatment sooner.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
2126606 tn?1346348724 This puts patients at risk for developing serious, and even fatal, health issues. Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone. Although not completely surprised, I was appalled to find out that many of these patients developed a dependency to the drug after they were given a prescription for a very small injury.
748543 tn?1463449675 One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly as a dental problem. To the Neuromuscular-minded dentist, "Occlusion" is an extension of general Postural Consideration.
Avatar f tn I still have a fair amount of pain from severe arthritis. And now I'm getting arthritis in my knee because of the increased pressure from walking oddly [a side effect of a fusion]. I'm going to talk to my doctor about synvisc or other possible injections. If there's something that can help I'm all for it.
Avatar m tn Up until this point, the most I have been able to do, is - Wear wrist braces to spare my wrists. - Occasionally wear knee braces when the chondromalatia gets too bad but I can't wear it permanently due to the awkward position of my patella which would cause even more problems. - Occasionally wear a shoulder brace to stop my shoulder from cllicking in and out of position but have been warned against permanent use as it could result in "frozen shoulder".
Avatar dr m tn Merle Bean in 1983 when I was 27. I have worn braces 4 times total, 3 times to correct my top teeth recessing and pushing my jaw backward into my face. 4. I was bottle fed. 5. Yes, I snore when on my back. 6. Yes, I developed cold hands and feet when I turned 30, but in recent years the soles of my feet burn at night. I have to kick the covers off them.
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.