Osteoarthritis knee management

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Avatar m tn Till now i have not heard of this disease than suddenly my friend is diagnosed with this problem. Can anyone tell me what exactly it means. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Orthopedics--Sports-Medicine/burning-pain-after-knee-surgery/show/785623">burning pain after knee surgery</a>.
1175033 tn?1492204828 Any insite and coping skills you could pass on would be great, I cant tolerate any anti-informatory meds due to stomach problems so that makes pain management difficult. Thanks for reading!
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.
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.
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 f tn I've had problems with my knees for the last couple years that got incredibly worse when I moved into a house with a LOT of stairs. Long story short, after arthroscopic surgery on my right knee (the worst of the 2), my surgeon found an incredible amount of damage...all from osteoarthritis. He said he's never seen such damage in someone my age. I was an incredibly active person and was in the military for 8 years. I have sinced had to quit running and many activities I enjoyed.
Avatar n tn It appears most there has been alot of misuse, which make it hard for a person whom really needs help. I have degenerative disc, osteoarthritis, and it's getting harder to just function.
Avatar f tn hi, my mother is suffering from strong pain in her right knee ,she cant walk, properly her knee can't take pressure and pain ocures she regular taken his pain killer &vd3 tablet daily but no effect appers she cannot bend his knee & can't walk more than 10steps ,please help me
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 n tn Hello I'm 17 years old and any help is greatly appreciated I was at this party about 7 months ago and i had too much to drink and fell on my knee Since I have been unable to apply pressure to my left knee while bending - without feeling pain - Bending my knee isn't a problem as long as i don't put my weight on it - The pain i'm feeling is just underneath the knee cap. I've been to an " knee specialist " and he gave me these 2 injections which were supposed to help .
Avatar n tn Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. Keep me informed. Bye.
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 My pain is mostly on the side of my knee cap and it swells just by standing, i tried mentioning it to my doctor but he keeps making me wait to see if it gets better, he also recently put my in a patella j brace, to keep my knee in place, but it seems to be making my pain worst.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with tricompartmental changes of osteoarthritis, most pronounced in the medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral compartments of the left knee. Complex tearing of the medial meniscus. Will I eventually need an artificial knee or is this something I have to live with.
Avatar f tn With severe osteoarthritis and little or no response to conservative/ interventional management; knee replacement may be indicated. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
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.
199177 tn?1490502134 Nutritional Supplements There is solid evidence indicating that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are effective for knee osteoarthritis. These natural compounds were found to decrease pain and increase mobility of the knee and were well tolerated and safe. Other dietary supplements, such as fish oils, also show some evidence of benefit, although more research is needed. Herbal Remedies It has been difficult to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of herbs.
Avatar f tn I have had long time knee issues and have had 3 surgeries involving medial meniscus tear, cartilage damage and bone chips. 1994 was my last one. Osteoarthritis was diagnosed in 1994 (I'm 47 and vey active) New MRI results: 1.posterior defect in root of medial meniscus 2. interstitial tear in ACL 3. bone marrow abnormality at medial femoral condyle 4. mild cartilage deficit lateral femoral condyle All my pain is posterior lateral with limited flexion. What the heck is going on?
Avatar m tn while hyaluronic acid may be used in advanced cases of osteoarthritis. I would suggest consulting an orthopedician for an evaluation and appropriate management. Hope this helps. Take care!
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 My name is Deb. I have osteoarthritis of the knee and am awaiting my first Synvisc 1 shot, 12/12/11. The past few days I have been getting an extremely sharp pain from the knee to the hip. Different cause each time. Each time successively worse. Happens about 10 times a day. By the 7th or 8th time I'm in tears. Today it happened when I went to apply the brake in my car. The worst pain is in the hip area, not the knee. Any idea what is going on and how to stop it?
Avatar f tn I have been dealing with severe knee pain for years...pain that interferes with my daily activities and my life. We aren't talking about a little soreness and tenderness...I'm talking about pain that I cannot ignore, brings me to tears, and makes it near impossible to live a "quality" life. Long story short, I had some horrible experiences with doctors. Last April I had the worst experience ever. It was my last "private" medicine appointment ever.
Avatar f tn I am a female 70 years old with a severe osteoarthritic changes of the right knee joint and to a lesser extent in the left knee joint . I am still walking on both knees without any aids but I experience pain in both knees especially the right one . My doctor prescribed me dolophen tablets for one month because the gelatinous material in right knee is nearly absent and he is saying that after that period he will inject orthovisc injection if there was no response to oral medication.
Avatar f tn Always try to get your ligaments repaired in your knee by conservative management or if it fails by surgery. Unstable knee can give rise to cartilage loss and in long run you may suffer from osteoarthritis. Discuss with an orthopedician after examination and an X-ray to start with. Take care!
785373 tn?1236332003 Now, as an adult, I was told that the prednisone had deteriorated my bones, and my calcium levels, and was told that it was responsible for my osteoarthritis. I was also diagnosed with having fibromyalgia. That was 5 or 6 years ago. Just a few weeks ago, i went to my first appointment at a pain clinic (after my primary care doc decided that my pain issues were too complicated for her, as I have a HIGH tolerance for pain meds and need them increased regularly to be effective.
Avatar f tn It really takes a minute to get things proper like. then periodically through out the day, my knee buckles on my left side. I have also had problems with my hands itching and swelling randomly and tingling like cold. I feel cold drops of water on my feet sometimes as well. I am not exactly sure what to make of any of this or where to post about it so i figure I would try here. I am 26 years of age, nearly 27 and just recently delivered a baby in June.
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...
199177 tn?1490502134 Nutritional Supplements There is solid evidence indicating that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are effective for knee osteoarthritis. These natural compounds were found to decrease pain and increase mobility of the knee and were well tolerated and safe. Other dietary supplements, such as fish oils, also show some evidence of benefit, although more research is needed. Herbal Remedies It has been difficult to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of herbs.
6708370 tn?1471493810 Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain and the pain of knee and hip arthritis. But a systematic review of randomized trials has found that it works no better than a placebo. Australian researchers reviewed three randomized trials that compared acetaminophen with a placebo for the relief of spinal pain, and 10 trials that compared their use for easing the pain of osteoarthritis. All together, the analysis included 5,366 patients.
587778 tn?1261400718 It does not matter if I am standing, sitting, walking, or lying down, I am in pain constantly for the last week. I am wondering if I have re-injured my knee or is this how mild osteoarthritis feels?