Osteoarthritis of knee exercise

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529224 tn?1400651819 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.
1175033 tn?1492204828 I went to Shriners hospital when I was 13ish, and one of the doctors there told me that I could need hip replacements by the age of 35. I didnt want to believe him, but now I starting to realize why he said that. I also have noticed reoccurring pains in alot of my joints along with stiffness and muscle spasms. I also have weird bone growths, on my ankle, heel, toe joints, finger joints, Im too young for all this. My sed rate always comes back normal.
Avatar f tn Exercise can help reduce stiffness and pain, and it can also help you lose weight, which takes pressure off aching joints. Losing as few pounds can cut the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by 50% for some women. Although OA typically affects the knees, your hips, hands, lower back, and neck may also be affected. Always ask your doctor before doing any exercise! Warming up with gentle stretching can help get your body ready for your workout.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis. What kind of exercise can I do? I need to lose about 25 lbs. and I was walking but now I'm not sure if that is good for me.
1176578 tn?1263756689 My question is, could the joint stiffness in the night and mornings be related to osteoarthritis? Or could it be signs of RA? I see my family doc (first check up in 4 years in a couple of weeks) and I'd like to know the right tests to ask for. I am in constant pain despite the pain medication. I have a great job and family, my husband is a tennis teaching pro and my kids and he are fit and slim. I feel I am missing out on so much because my pain and extreme fatigue keeps me sidelined.
Avatar n tn Despite this the symptoms have now spread to my right hip, right shoulder and slight symptoms in my right knee. I get some relief from taking 400mg of Ibuprofen at night so I can sleep. Is there anything else I can do to try to halt the progression of the disease? Or are there any better meds I can take. I am 54yrs old,female and not over weight and physically active.
1459410 tn?1285698605 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. I recently got an MRI after years of suffering and learned about disc displacement, one of them displaced all the time and it's torn. Pool exercise might help you some if they are joints that go underwater. And if you have knee arthritis, I saw on tv where I scientific study was done proving acupuncture can be a help.
Avatar m tn I've also started to notice some tenderness in my elbow joints when resting my elbows on a table, and my knee joints have been a bit stiff and sore after using my exercise bike. I notice the pain in my feet the most when I first get up in the morning, It's less noticable as the day goes on. The hand pain I notice throughout the day. I have always had an office job, so I'm surprised that my joints would have had enough wear and tear to cause osteoarthritis.
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 I was diagnosed with OA and bursitis of the hip 8 years ago. I have flares but for the most part I'm fine. I had another flare a few months ago and started PT. It worked beautifully, until the tech had me running on a treadmill, doing lunges and using tension bands while sidestepping and walking backwards. Everyone else in the PT room was getting ultrasound or icing, meanwhile I felt like I was at a crossfit class.
Avatar f tn It might also be helpful for you mother to start an exercise program, to improve function of the knee. She should talk with her doctor prior to starting any new exercise program. For over the counter pain management options, your mother can try taking Tylenol, or anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen. She should follow the directions carefully, and speak with her physician prior to taking long-term.
387767 tn?1345875627 The problem is I can't do as much exercise as I would like because of continual pain in my knees, mostly my right knee. I used to do an hour of cardio and light weights 5 times a week. Now because of knee pain I can only do 30 minutes cardio, either on a bike, water aerobics, or swimming with the light weights and stretching. I've been to 3 doctors for my knees. I got 3 different diagnosis. I had an MRI on the right knee.
Avatar n tn Do you have access to a gym? Or is this for at home exercises without any equipment?
Avatar f tn Try to understand that if she has osteoarthritis then the only cure is total knee replacement and all these avenues are for short term relief. Tell her to cut down her weight if she is overweight and start physical exercise in sitting and sleeping positions so that she will be ready for her future surgery which involves lots of physiotherapy. Take care!
Avatar m tn I'm not really experiencing pain, but whenever a do a lot of exercise my left knee gets a bit sore or more sore than my right. A while ago I went to the doctor about my knee, which was painful to kneel on at the time, and was given a physiotherapy regimen to strengthen my inner quadricep muscle, which I have been following off and on since.
5289415 tn?1391260841 Did you do anything or experience pain in your knee, leg or back before you noticed the numbness? If not taken care of it can become permanent and cause other problems.
1378884 tn?1315509445 When first diagnosed I could not walk up a flight of stairs due to the intense general knee pain. Now it comes back intermittently for a day or two then it subsides but does not fully go away. I have also felt like I cannot stretch my tendons in my legs enough even after warming them up and stretching for 30 min. I am 55 and have done many bad things to my knees over the years but nothing like this has happened before. It's as if the tendons and muscles around my knees have lost all strength.
Avatar f tn Treatment of Osteoarthritis consists of exercise, manual therapy, lifestyle modification, medication and other interventions to alleviate pain. If these fail then you go for surgery. Joint replacement surgery may be required. Individuals with very painful OA joints may require surgery such as fragment removal, repositioning bones, or fusing bone to increase stability and reduce pain.
587778 tn?1261400718 Well, in the last week, the are between my patella and thigh began to hurt badly, along the outside of my knee hurts all the way up into my thigh, on the inside the tenderness has progressed, also on the inside of my knee midway up my inner thigh I have a severe line of pain that I can also palpate. My knee and thigh are noticeably larger than the other other one. I am in so much pain.
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.
Avatar n tn Now a bad knee is another issue entirely. In my wife's case, osteoarthritis has damged one of her knees badly. She has scheduled a total knee replacement in the fall just so she can keep up with me and the grandkids (she has already had arthroscopic surgery). If you can walk without a limp, long slow walks will burn calories almost as well as jogging over the same istance (just takes longer) and so helps weight control. There's also swimming and bicycling.
483733 tn?1326802046 Just google best exercises for osteoarthritis. I am so sorry to hear about this! But, yes, it does give you some reasons for why you've been feeling the way you have. When will you go to the specialist and how long will it take to hear what type of arthritis you have? I'll hold your hand while you wait...if you want me to... I'm not very patient!
Avatar f tn she've been trying hot knee baths knee icing a few exercise but with no results so far...please i really need some advice She have been going from one doctor to the other she took anti inflammatory medication but caused her blood pressure to rise therefore stopped them. She got an X ray done but the result was ok. Please i really need advise on how to take it further she cannot take the pain any longer....
Avatar m tn Arthritis is an inflamation and degeneration is a tearing down so to speak of parts of a joint, When the lining of the knee joint becomes inflamed it is sinovitis and this can become an arthritic joint.. When fluid is lost in a disc it is called dessication and becomes a degenerated disc. Nest the diseased disc can put pressure on the cord or nerve roots that lead to pain.
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 My husband has been told he has ostearthritis, and in server pain with his leg( around the knee joint. One doctor has mention him having cortison injections.
Avatar m tn I believe the osteo arthritis can be scraped off, and the ACL, PCL, meniscus and cartilage can be replaced as needed in my natural knee, giving me much better quality of life without replacing the entire knee. Please, does anyone know of any studies, trials, procedures, or well- established providers who might help me with this? I am 70% service disabled. At age 56 I do not want to go through TKR, I'd like to fix what I have before it gets any worse.
Avatar f tn When any patient complains ofknee pain,” the initial differential diagnosis in most of the cases includes: Osteoarthritis, Ligament damage, Meniscus damage or Patello-femoral disorder. You have mentioned that you have pain on kneeling down that is in extreme flexion. This suggests that it might be due to either meniscus injury or due Patello-femoral disorder. The location of pain says that it might be due to meniscus problem.