Osteoarthritis knee weight loss

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1069378 tn?1255218732 , but my knee never healed and in fact the pain has spread to other parts of my knee and my knee swells very easily when I do anything (upright, sitting, sleeping). The MRI shows that my lateral meniscus is torn again and x-rays show I have osteoarthritis. One of the orthopedic surgeons I saw suggested trying Synvisc injections before resorting to surgery, especially since the surgery will involve removing the rest of my lateral meniscus which will in turn worsen the osteoarthritis.
Avatar f tn 99 at Ikea, good deal!) so I hopped on it and I have lost over 20lbs. I was never trying to lose weight and this loss has come upon in the last 6 months. I'm not excercising any more then before can the tramadol just do that? Is it from being up all night? Is this a really bad sign or normal?
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
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 Hello! You are suffering from osteoarthritis due to cartilage loss; you have to make sure you do not walk on hard surfaces and wear proper footwear and maintain normal body weight to decrease the pressure of your knees. You can try steroid injections and also synvisc. Using synvisc is called viscosupplementation and you will be given 3 injections with a gap between two injections if you respond well. You can also use ice packs and take NSAIDs to decrease the pain.
387767 tn?1345875627 Early arthritis can be confused with the following conditions, Tendinitis or bursitis, Stress fractures or Synovial proliferative disorders. Rest, activity modification, weight loss, and NSAIDs are general measures for treatment. Are you on physiotherapy? What physiotherapy are you on? Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar m tn 48-year-old male with bilateral knee pain FINDINGS: Right knee. There is chondrocalcinosis within the medial and lateral compartments. There is decreased medial compartment joint space. There are marginal osteophytes medial, lateral, and patellofemoral compartments. There is subchondral cyst formation of the lateral knee. There is increased sclerosis of the medial femoral condyle which is out of proportion with the degenerative changes.
Avatar f tn A well charted exercise schedule, weight loss program, dietary restrictions, would help in reducing the strain on knee joints. You need to consult an orthopaedician for assessment and relevant intervention. You are most welcome with any clarifications. Wish you all the best.
Avatar f tn Hi Maha, In your case general measures include rest, activity modification, weight loss, and NSAIDs. Physical Therapy for you should begin with a program to preserve muscle strength and ROM and to avoid contractures. Heavy-impact activity (such as running, contact sports, and heavy work) exacerbates symptoms. A cane used in the opposite hand substantially reduces the forces across the hip joint and will relieve discomfort and improve gait.
Avatar n tn I dont think your age is a factor, but I do think weight loss is a good idea whether you go for partial or total knee replacement. You may find that if you lose the 40 pounds, your knee pain decreases. Visco supplementation, may give you some temporary relief while you try to lose the weight.
Avatar f tn Treatment options include Conservative care, including rest, weight loss (when appropriate), physical therapy—including nonimpact exercises, such as swimming- acetaminophen, NSAIDs, heat modalities, activity modification, ambulatory aids, such as a cane, should be used. Topical analgesic therapy with methylsalicylate or capsaicin cream may be beneficial. Oral glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg) and chondroitin sulfate (1200 mg) taken daily are also helpful.
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 f tn I get the same in the right knee. If I kneel full weight on the knee it feels as if i've knelt on a sharp flint. Really thought I'd done just that the first time it happened. Pain is intense as long as I keep weight on it. Localised below and to right of patella. I can't trigger the pain by running or by moving the joint in any way although the area is slightly tender if I press it hard. There is no lump or indication of any foreign body under the skin.
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 n tn You can get additional diagnostic evaluation like X-rays, including AP, lateral, sunrise, and postero-anterior views with the knee flexed to 45°, should be obtained. Treatment includes Conservative care like including rest, weight loss (when appropriate), physical therapy—including nonimpact exercises, such as swimming—acetaminophen, NSAIDs, heat modalities, activity modification, ambulatory aids, such as a cane, should be used.
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 joined a boot camp 3 days a week and it has helped immensly on the aching joints. I am seeing muscle tone but absolutley no weight loss....I even increase calories like they said......went to Doctor and he too said it is menopause and some women will gain and I was one of them....I thought no way! I quit WW and joined Jenny Craig and stuck to it except for the occasional wine....so far 3 lb. gain...FRUSTRATING, I'll give it 3 more weeks. I want to prove the doctor wrong...
Avatar n tn Hi, It is important to know if you have undergone a clinical evaluation by an orthopedic specialist and was an X ray or CT scan of the affected knee done. The cause can be torn knee meniscus, knee ligament disorders, knee cartilage disorders, arthritis, and osteoarthritis and osteochondritis dessicans. The exact cause can be identified by clinical exam and tests like X rays and C scan. Please get it done at your earliest.
Avatar f tn I have been to countless docs. I know my knees have been/are damaged by my high weight. I had gastric bypass. Pain in R knee started after the weight loss. R knee is 3"+ larger than the left ALWAYS. There is always some pain. When extending my knee there is a popping crunching sound and when there is weight on the leg the sound is worse and hurts a bit. When sitting in a car/driving for long periods outside of R knee aches horribly.
Avatar n tn My husband who is 70 had a total knee replacement 6 weeks ago and the pain seems to be intensifying rather than diminishing. He had a childhood injury to this knee, then another operation 13 years ago but is crying with the pain most of the time and has gone from ordinary pain killers to needing morphine. He has physiotherapy 3 times per week, also hydrotherapy and acupuncture, they all say he is making some progress but very slowly and keep telling him exercising will relieve the pain.
Avatar n tn I understand that it takes a long time to get this drug out of your system and the weight loss is very slow. I think that most of the 4 pound weight loss is because I fasted for a few days and took UltraClear which is a powdered "metabolic detoxification" product you mix with water. I used to only be able to get it through a doctor but now it is avaibale on the internet. It is a de-tox flush that I thought would help get Lexapro out of my system. I think it has helped.
1207048 tn?1282177904 Have not yet even seen an orthopedist--am hoping that rest, a brace, weight loss, lots of ibuprofen, and cutting back on work hours (where I mostly stand) will calm it down and get back to "normal" functioning. But I will keep your experience in mind, most definitely. Glad you have a good knee now! :) WHAT A DIFFERENCE with neurology. Eleven years and no diagnosis, no prospect of one.
Avatar n tn Intra-articular injections of cortisone are also helpful in relieving pain. For persisting pain of severe osteoarthritis of the knee that does not respond to weight reduction, exercise or medications, a series of injections of hyaluronic acid (Synvisc, Hyalgan) into the joint can sometimes be helpful, especially if surgery is not being considered. http://www.medicinenet.com/osteoarthritis/page4.
Avatar f tn Hello, From The symptoms and after taking into account,your age and overweight issues,it can be due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used for pain relief.
Avatar n tn I have not been able to sustain physical activities to keep weight off while being in A-Fib. Also, I have a bad knee that prevents me from doing any type of running, very painful. What activities (limited income) can be done to promote weight loss? Thank you.
Avatar f tn If these conditions are ruled out , please check for other causes of knee stiffness like arthritis, knee tendonitis ,osteoarthritis,meniscus injury etc. Please consult an orthopaedic surgeon for the same .Hope this helps you .Take care and regards !
Avatar m tn The main symptom is acute pain, causing loss of ability and often stiffness. "Pain" is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associated muscles and tendons. OA can cause a crackling noise (called "crepitus") when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasm and contractions in the tendons.
Avatar f tn Dear janq, Hello! Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis.
1191770 tn?1267714045 I followed all of the recommendations of my Ortho to help control it, weight loss, exercise, NSAIDs, nerve root blocks, pain control meds, massage therapy, but gradually over the years I have progressed to having 2 herniated discs, degenerative spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
Avatar f tn Generalized osteoarthritis develops spontaneously. Generalized osteoarthritis is more prevalent in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis than in patients with advanced hip osteoarthritis. Older women are more affected by generalized osteoarthritis than any other group. Some researchers believe there is a correlation between the presence of Heberden's nodes and generalized osteoarthritis." Having all the stress you've been under could have triggered the sores in your mouth.