Osteoarthritis knee exercises

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529224 tn?1400651819 I took up hill walking, despite it hurt, aquafit twice a week and swimming lengths (not breaststroke!) - which my consultant had suggested before first knee OP, and my knee (despite being in a worse arthritic state than the first knee before OP!) improved - I don't have pain, or instability anymore!
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm an extremely active 26 year old male, and I recently had my fourth knee surgery (third on left knee). 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.
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 When I was around 18 I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my left knee, but now I'm almost 25 and I am having a lot more bone pain but the most extreme is my knees but now I have the same pain, popping, cracking in my hips, ankles, wrists, lower ribcages with a bump on the right, shoulder blades, neck, spine, and my tailbone hurts pretty bad as well, oh and the bone in the side of my foot.. i haven't been back to a specialists since the diagnosis and I have no insurance.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I have taken ibuprofen for weeks at a time in the past for the osteoarthritis in my jaws. I try to take it sparingly for it now. But I get frequent heartburn and was recently put on cytotec generic, which is supposed to help with stomach lining. 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.
Avatar f tn 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. I feel as if what's helpful for one problem harms the other and I do not know what to do! I have awful pain behind my right knee that generates downwards and slightly upwards at times.
1176578 tn?1263756689 I am a 48 year old female who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis (left knee) nearly 10 years ago. After multiple tries on NSAIDS which made me ill, my orthopaedic surgeon settled on pain management (narcotic) which I have been taking for the past six years. While not an ideal situation, I follow my prescription to the letter, never taking more than prescribed. Over the past year I began to experience joint stiffness in the mornings.
Avatar n tn hi dear, apart from medicines in osteoarthritis, some physical exercises would help, also meditation would help the patient divert her attention.If the patient is obese,weight reduction is sugessted.Muscle strengthning exercises protect the joints and reduce stress and joint damage.The patient shoud stay physically active while taking into consideration the condition of the joints.Glucosamine can be added as a nutritional supplement.Patient should avoid lifting heavy weights.
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 Doctor told me Cartilage between the joints has gone . I am applying some ayurvedic oil to massage my knee and doing the stretching exercises along with pranayama and sudharshana kriya . My office is 20km away from my residence , I travel 40kms up and down everyday . Please can one tell is it safe driving car or not ? . Can anybody suggest with home remedies and care to be taken.
Avatar f tn Hello! All knee pains cannot be osteoarthritis. 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 If your menisci, collaterals and cruciates are normal then you can go ahead with exercises to strengthen your quadriceps. Exercises such as running, cycling, marching will increase the strength of your Quadriceps. Follow up with an orthopedician for the best advice. Take care!
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.
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 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 f tn I have resigned that I will just have this pain and need to manage it with ibuprofen. In the last three months I have however been having a new more severe pain in my left knee. It hurts pretty much constantly, but worse during physical activity, and hurts like a bruise when pushed on. I decided to see my pcp to get some answers because the left knee has really been holding me back and too painful to ignore.
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 Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar f tn Hello. Though physical therapy is useful in osteoarthritis, several trials have found that physical therapy is only mildly or moderately useful. Different individuals respond differently to physical therapy. There are certain exercises, which should be learnt from a physical therapist. Following are some techniques, which I have mentioned here from the article "Role of physical therapy in management of knee osteoarthritis" by G. Kelley Fitzgerald and Carol Oatis.
93210 tn?1287457826 Anyway, now my ortho doc (unless the knee greatly improves) is talking about a total knee replacement in about a year. My other knee is in desperate need of a total because of severe osteoarthritis that has chewed away at my joint so much that I'm bone on bone now. My knee is constantly swollen and from time to time has about 60-70 cc's of fluid drawn off of it. And of course the pain is almost constant and mostly severe. Sorry for the long bio.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am Venu age of 27, working as s/w professional. 6 year before, I had an accident and which caused my ligament failure. At that time, I was unable to stand and walk. After 1-2 weeks, gradually i started to walk and like that completed my graduation. 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.
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?
Avatar f tn A combination of gentle low impact exercises with diet control will be essential. If knee replacement is your final option, then age should not be a boundry. Improvements in implant design and surgical technique have produced greater prostheses longevity and has led to total knee replacement in younger patients.
Avatar m tn My mother had Knee Replacement Surgery in one knee a little over two years ago, due to osteoarthritis. However, she does still have considerable amount of pain. She "bandages" 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.
Avatar f tn im 14 and ever since i fell about a year ago i began having real bad knee pain it started in my right knee, it was relly bad & i couldnt walk w/o crutches and a knee brace for about a week. then the pain went away for a while about 4 1/2 months and now its come back but this time on my left knee. i dont know if this has anything to do with my injury, it also could be my weight even though it shouldnt because im not too overweight just average.
Avatar f tn 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. Went to my dr. everything is checking out okay.
Avatar n tn I've had this knee pain (left and right) for almost a yr already. The symptoms are as follows: Grinding / grating sensation upon flexing the knee. Aching pain at and below the patella. Difficulty straightening the knee. Pain is most servere when putting weight or pressure on it. Pain can be felt when climbing up the stairs, jumping, running and standing for prolonged periods. In addition, pain can be felt behind the knee cap.
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 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.