Osteoarthritis knee pain exercises

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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.
Avatar m tn The regular arthritis pain increases gradually when the patient is walking and prevents walking altogether after about 15 yards. The grabbing pain is additional to the regular pain. The only relief for the pain is sitting. Lying down, getting up, standing, walking, twisting, reaching, any movement may cause the grabbing pain unexpectedly. It seems to radiate from the spine across the top of the hip and down the right leg.
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.
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 f tn I have similar pain, not directly on my knee but but beside it. It happens when I am changing the kitty litter and kneeling, if I go a little to the side of my knee, it's a sharp, burning? intense pain. other than that, that knee does not bother me at all. I have never had surgery of any kind, I am 56, female, 20 lbs overweight.
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.
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 Hi, How are you feeling? Your symptom of pain behind the knee cap suggests that your pain can be due to either a ligament weakness or meniscus issue. When any patient complains of “knee pain,” the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. If you give little detail regarding your symptomatology it will helpful in discussing further.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I just found this forum, though I've been a member of the chronic pain forum for months now. I developed osteoarthritis young. I can remember back to my twenties and feeling it on and off, though it was mild. My mom was debilitated by it and on my dad's side, I had two aunts crippled by it. I'm 48 now and have it in my hands, hips, knee, back and ankle. The worst is my hand. I won't go into too much detail as it's a very long story but I think I have the details in my profile.
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.
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 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 n tn Do you have access to a gym? Or is this for at home exercises without any equipment?
Avatar f tn hey, well i ended up going to the doctor about my knee pain he sent me to get 6 sessions of physical therapy on my right knee there they gave me laser on the knee, after the 1st session it got alot better now ive had 6 the pain is pretty much gone but i still feel pain when sqatting and going up the stairs. my left knee has started to hurt so he recommended i go to physical therapy again, but this time on both knees.
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 f tn You don't have any of these symptoms which signify you are not having advanced stage of disease. You don't have hip pain or knee pain that rules out any nerve involvement. I think it might be due to result of a collateral ligament or meniscus problem (or both) until proven otherwise. I recommend you to see an orthopaedician at earliest and get imaging studies done for further evaluation. X-rays study including AP weight-bearing, AP in 45° extension, lateral, and sunrise views.
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!
1718062 tn?1309024539 In situations where the primary cause cannot be corrected, one may look at palliative measures to relieve the pain such as pain medications, nerve blocks etc. But first the cause of pain must be determined. This is essentially a region that should de dealt collectively by you orthopedician, a pain management specialist and a physiotherapist. Meanwhile cold sponging and NSAIDS may help relieve pain in most cases. Take care!
Avatar f tn 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. What can be causing this and what are my options at this point.
Avatar m tn The right knee doesn't have any issues. There is no pain involved but I'm wondering if I should be taking some sort of action (glucosamine?) to prevent a future problem. Is there a better sub-forum for this issue?
Avatar n tn 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. I've had blows to the front and side of the knees before when playing soccer. The Orthopaedic diagnosed me with having Patella Tendonosis. However, I'm seriously starting to doubt the diagnosis.
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.
Avatar n tn Other than that, no position is more or less painful, but keeping it in the same position (any position) for more than 10 or 15 minutes causes more pain. I have never had surgery on my knee. Putting a heating pad on it gives minimal relief. Pain creams give minimal relief as well. That is all I've tried.
Avatar n tn I had a great physical therapist who worked with me aggressively for a month, then I did specialized therapy on my own for about 3 months. I still do some knee-specific exercises, and I have absolutely no pain in my knee, and it's been that way for months. I'm a 67-yr old woman, very active & athletic and have worked out all my life, so physical therapy was nothing new to me. If one has never worked out much or isn't used to exercise, I'd expect their recovery would be much slower.
Avatar f tn I don't play any sport or lift anything heavy. Sometimes the pain is so bad I can't move but it's over so quickly. Now I have pain behind my left knee as well. It will suddenly come and then go. Again I've not been injured in anyway it just happened out of no where. I work and study and really don't have time to visit my GP.
Avatar f tn I was walking 1 week later in New Orleans(there for a seminar) and the pain in my knee got so bad that I could not even put my foot down because it caused excrutiating pain in my knee. And I have pullng of muscles from the knee down my calf and up into the back of my thigh. Thought maybe my sciatica was bothering me again(I do see a chiropractor for issues with my L4,L5,S1). The ER gave me crutches and pain meds and told me to see my Dr. when I got home. I live in PA.
Avatar f tn I am a 20 year old female college student who is fairly healthy and exercises regularly (3-4 times per week). For 1 month I have been experiencing pain in my left knee. The pain occurs mostly above the knee cap and slightly along both sides. I have never had any knee injuries nor do I remember injuring it prior to when the pain began. I made a doctor's appt for February 22nd but it seems to be getting worse and i'm not sure if I will be able to handle the pain.