Osteoarthritis knee complications

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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 This is a viscosupplement or better put a synovial like fluid injection.It can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis type knee pain relief. It's goal is to supplement your knee joint fluid (synovial) which also helps with shock absorption thus reducing the pain. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study some patients experienced relief.... but it took a month before it was effective and the results are not long term.
Avatar f tn The most difficult of complications after a knee replacement surgery for short term are infections and for long term is deep vein thrombosis. You should use blood thinners and follow up with your orthopedician. You have to go for present day X-rays and make sure you do not have any arthritis in your other joints as this can be painful. You have to restrict movements on the joints where you have osteoarthritis. You can try steroid shots and take NSAIDs to relieve you of pain.
Avatar n tn I have osteoarthritis in my knee which has limited my range of motion...lately I have been feeling better(warm weather helps) so I have been frequenting the gym riding the recumbent bike 4x week for 45 min or so with ease! Routinely getting out of my car 4 days ago( not after the gym or anything like that) I felt a pop and my knee locked...didn't hurt to touch knee, ok to bear weight, just not bendable...
Avatar m tn By this time, my mom became very weak. Her knee pain started to worry her and not able to stand and walk as knee is hurting her a lot. It started at left leg and passed to right leg. Both legs swelled a lot.... We took her to hospital for check up and admitted in hospital. Doctor conducted tests such as 1. Liver Function test 2. complete Blood Picture 3. Endoscopy 4. Potassium/Sodium 5. Hepatitis A,B,and C-- result negative 6. AntiNuclear Antibody (ANA)-- result negative 7.
Avatar n tn I found this forum while searching for complications after knee surgery. I am amazed that so many people have the same problems I've had. I had bilateral knee replacement 6 yrs ago & nearly died of kidney failure shortly after the surgery. Have had continual swelling & pain with the left one - after series of cortisone shots (which didn't help), 3 rounds of physical therapy & now just had arthroscopic surgery to see what was inside...some scar tissue but nothing outstanding.
Avatar f tn On 1/15/14 on another surgery to put in a 5 inch plate and 9 screws. I developed osteoarthritis and still not able to walk without a cane. I am going through a lawsuit. My dr says I should wait several years to have a knee replacement. The guy who hit me insurance dr says I will be fine in three months if I have knee replacement surgery now. He says to do one of two procedure. One is to remove the plate and the screws and wait and let the holes fill in.Do you know how long it takes to fill in?
Avatar m tn Adults with uncorrected genu valgum are typically prone to injury and chronic knee problems such as chondromalacia and osteoarthritis. In some cases, total knee replacement (TKR) surgery may be required later in life to relieve pain and complications resulting from severe genu valgum.
Avatar m tn the pain first started in my lower back with a single nerve paining till my knee . I have consulted local doctors of bones and nerve nothing unnatural came in reports I am also diabetic (Type 2) .
Avatar n tn Hello I'm a 29 year old male. My father, his sister, his mother and her aunt all had Rheumatoid Arthritis. My father's was Juvenile Onset and he passed in 05 due to complications. In 2006 my right knee started hurting. I finally went to see an Orthopedic doctor. After an x-ray and feeling the top of my knee he said "You have Osteoarthritis in your knee. It is definately not RA." Well just a couple of months ago my other knee started with the same problems. Just pain mostly.
Avatar m tn Dear Dr. My age is 69 years, physically i m keeping very good health, problem wise my all the ailments are not ordinary one. 1. I have got coronary Heart Disease (CAD) when i walk or when there is any stress or tension i get Anginal episodes it is spasmodic type of angina and ever time any sudden anxiety, tension or stress provokes it. The disease is kept controlled with Nitromint 2.6 mg BD, Vestarel 20mg BD and Amilodipin 5mg OD.
Avatar f tn I am trying to decide which is the best way to go. I have osteoarthritis in my foot, and I have to decide between an joint replacement or a fusion in my right great toe. I would like to know the pros and cons to both so I can make an informed decision.
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Synvisc is used to relieve knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). It is approved for those patients who do not get adequate relief from painkillers such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and physical therapy. Synvisc is injected directly into the joint to restore the lubricating properties of normal joint fluid. The therapy is generally well tolerated. However, it may not work for everyone.
643019 tn?1223420933 Then using one or more other small incisions, the surgeon places other instruments inside the knee to remove the torn cartilage. If you undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery for treatment of a meniscus (cartilage) tear you can usually return to normal activities quite quickly. Most ppl take a few days or a long weekend off work. If the meniscus is removed (partial meniscectomy) then there are usually few activity restrictions.
Avatar n tn She is also very active. Her parents have had hip and knee replacements. My mom and I both have symptoms of restless leg syndrome, especially the urge to move. I move my legs constantly when I'm sitting in my desk chair. Is RA hereditary? Could this be just another symptom of restless leg syndrome? Are they related? And why would the pain stop during activity. Could running and other strenuous excercise worsen a possible injury even though I have no pain during that activity?
Avatar f tn I have severe osteoarthritis in most of my joints. My question today is related to my knees. my orthopedic surgeon and I have tried physical therapy, ice and heat therapy, anti inflammatories (which I'm unable to tolerate due to high blood pressure and severe gastrointestinal problems with them - also allergic to medicine in Aleve). A couple of weeks ago I elected to try a cortisone injection into the knee.
616227 tn?1251079998 type 2 diabetes coronary heart disease and stroke metabolic syndrome certain types of cancer sleep apnea osteoarthritis gallbladder disease fatty liver disease pregnancy complications TEAM - Please feel free to share any of these conditions that you have that you want to improve OR those conditions that HAVE improved with weight loss.
20882598 tn?1563352428 There are different conditions which are responsible for the joint pains such as osteoarthritis, bursitis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, strains, sprains and other injuries. If you want to solve this problem then you can consult with doctors specializing in bursitis. Joint pain is extremely common, especially in old age group that needs the attention of doctors specializing in bursitis near me. You can go online and search doctors who specialize in rheumatoid arthritis.
Avatar f tn When the pain occurs which I understand is from a nerve, is it doing more damage? If I can learn to live with pain and if there are not any more serious complications (I have read them) can I start moving around more and not freak out every time I feel the stabbing pain? At this point I am only seeing a pain specialist in regards to my neck and he requested MRI of thoracic spine after my falling.
Avatar n tn I am a 31 year old female. I woke up 2 days ago w/bilat knee pain and left wrist pain. The following morning and into the day every joint in my body was in severe pain; especially my right elbow and left hip. My hands at the time of this writing have the "feeling" of being swollen but do not look as if they are swollen. I have trouble making a fist;when I do there is pain. My right shoulder was painful when I woke this morning. I have not had any injuries; I am not overweight.
Avatar f tn I do think Lyrica relieved more pain, but it did cause me more side effects and in the end, I was not happy with the balance of relief vs. complications. Lyrica made me feel more dizzy and confused. For example, I would take my dose, and within minutes I wouldn't remember if I had taken it yet or not. That made me uncomfortable. I have since been diagnosed with Lyme and am not taking Neurontin or Lyrica for the time being, so that I can track how my symptoms are changing with treatment.
1544019 tn?1318508126 Now I'm starting my third trimester (I'm 27 weeks) and I am starting to have ALL SORTS of complications with my joints. Pain, swelling, can barely move. The reason I'm posting this here is because my OB says it's okay to give myself a shot of Enbrel, but my Rheumatologist says it's not. I don't know why there is a discrepency in their opinions and what I should do. Anyone out there have RA and gone through a pregnancy? What did you do? Thanks so much, everyone!
1710955 tn?1309450073 I was dx with hypothyroidism 3 yrs ago, MS last year, and on Monday was dx with osteoarthritis of my left knee and spine, fibro, AND small fiber neuropathy. My neuro is currently running tests to see if there's an underlying cause for the neuropathy. I'm also losing the natural curvature in my neck. It's actually reversing. I'm currently trying to figure out a plan for that. I'm at such a loss for words. I can't help thinking about all of this.
Avatar n tn Around Oct. 08, I started having bilateral knee and calf pains. When I came home in Dec. 08, I had a number tests including MRI of the knees to rule out meniscus tear, bilateral lower extremity venous study to rule out DVTs and blood work ups to rule out autoimmune disease. The results all came out to be negative and I was advised physiotherapy. I returned to school and remember falling down on Jan.
9376740 tn?1403414998 He would go in and fuse it and than put two screw inside the canal on either side of the spinal cord to stop the movement of the osteoarthritis? What are the complications here. I am 69 and an old dancer still in fairly good shape, good weight, but very scared because of the tingling pain and loss of balance! Help!
Avatar n tn No medication works on the nerve pain/numbness. It is driving me crazy. The only comfortable position is standing or walking. My knee reflexes are very brisk. Any ideas. I am seeing a neurologist now who is sending me to a neurosurgeon at a well known hospital where I am a nurse. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn It all started with the fall in 2001, but I have severe osteoarthritis, like my mother did.My mother died from complications of arthritis and being bedbound. To tell all of you the truth I would continue to take my pain meds, if the doctors in this area was not terrified to give them. My very first post was the one about the FEDS coming to my drs. office and he can no longer give pain meds. This left alot of people in a mess. And yes it was true. I went by his office and there was alot of pts.
Avatar n tn I don't sit or stand without discomfort on my left side. My knee repl. was on my right and all my complications have occured on my left side. I was put on hydrocodone 5/500 for a while then to 10/325 (4xday). I do stick with this but i sometimes break one in half and have 1-1/2 pills but then only take 2-1/2 for the rest of the day. My concern is that my pain doesn't go away with the mediciation, it only makes it bearable. I'm better able to get energy to get on with the day.
Avatar n tn Both my sister and I have suffered with severe spinal stenosis, wich caused terrible sciatica and back pain. Both of us have severe osteoarthritis, disk degeneration, spondylolisthesis and even intradural synovial cysts. She is 69' I am 63. My sister never had any physical therapy, nor had any doctor even suggested she try an epidural shot in her lumbar spine prior to surgery. I thought that odd.
398893 tn?1201319307 But he ordered another test first called I think a CT myelogram, which uses contrast to see better around the metal. I saw him because I was in tremendous pain but I just had two knee replacements and I think now that I am walking a little better and able to MOVE a little and stretch, the pain is getting better somewhat. I found changing position helps more than meds for the pain. I have to sit a lot for my job and that's the worst. After I get up and walk a little it's somewhat better.