Osteoarthritis of knee treatment

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Avatar m tn i was also wondering about the osteoarthritis as my dr told me that i have severe degenerative osteoarthritis of the lower spine (I forgot the numbers), hips, left shoulder and both feet. I had major surgery last summer and mesh was used to attach part of my bowel to my spine. My dr figures that this may have jump-started the arthritis issues. Currently i have probs walking, bending and overall it hurts to be on my feet for more than 20 mins at a time.
Avatar m tn Anyone have positive or negative results with stem cell treatment of osteoarthritis/ Any facilities to recommend/
Avatar m tn 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. Running is fine but I will have considerable discomfort after running more than a mile.
1378884 tn?1315509445 I am also a hashimotos survivor and am concerned that it may be having an impact on my knees which have done things over the years that no one of my size should have done. It's mostly confined to my left knee. I have broken both knee caps in the past, (car accident and Karate Class) had a meniscus tear repaired, which made left knee much worse. Hands and feet are fine.
Avatar f tn Spondylosis is the slipping (Subluxation) of the 2 adjacent vertebrae over the joint (called as the facets).The main treatment is Physiotherapy as 90 of the cases get resolved with it.Here also, the Orthopaedician would surely help you out, with proper clinical evaluation. Hope my answer was clear to you. Regards..
7486852 tn?1410355784 Yes osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body. You seem to be having a great deal of pain, in a lot of areas of your body. It may be due to something else. You really need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis. The popping and cracking sounds more than arthritis. It is difficult for us here to make a diagnosis. Don't you think it would be wise to ask for a refferal back to the specialist?
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 Dear Friend, Well am not suspecting osteoarthritis, but another form of arthritis called as Rheumatoid arthritis.But to be dead sure, we need to do a number of blood examinations-which includes ESR, CRP, CCP, RA FACTOR, besides the routine hemogram. In india, blood tests can be done on request of patient itself, but i don't know if same is allowed\accepted in your country. So get these blood work up done, so that, we can go ahead with the discussion,.
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 Can you tell me if Avascular Necrosis is a form of Arthritis? If so what do you get first Osteoarthritis or Avascular Necrosis?I am 55 years old.
Avatar f tn Knee swelling and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of causes. I agree with the treatment for DVT. Other potential causes can be infection, osteoarthritis, sprains or bursitis. Imaging the joints can be considered with, first, a plain film, and second, an MRI can be considered. If negative, more systemic causes can be considered, including evaluating the kidneys with blood tests, and the heart with an echocardiogram. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar n tn A middle age women with osteo in her knee joint and patella. Treated with arthrotec. Pt has pain while walking but it is bearable. Most severe pain is when off weight bearing and interfers with sleep. Any treatment options aside from more meds???
Avatar f tn For Rheumatoid arthritis which is due to an autoimmune disorder you have to follow up for treatment with different kinds of medications with your rheumatologist. Discuss with an orhtopedician for a 2nd opinion. Take care!
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 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 f tn I would recommend your mother schedule an appointment with her doctor prior to continuing self-treatment. Her doctor may order blood tests, and/or x-rays of the knee joint. Your mother should be evaluated for osteoarthritis; common risk factors are age over 50, and female gender. Your mother should discuss physical or occupational therapy with her doctor. It might also be helpful for you mother to start an exercise program, to improve function of the knee.
Avatar n tn 2) If performed by an expert in an aseptic way it is safe. Knee replacement is a safer treatment for chronic osteoarthritis. 3) You can bear weight after the healing and testing the strength of the bone and it differs from case to case. 4) The result is quite stable and painless leg, and if the patient doesn’t mind stiffness and shortening the surgery can be attempted.
Avatar m tn Her age and a history of injury points towards reactive arthritis secondary to osteoarthritis. The best treatment, presently for Osteoarthritis , is Total knee replacement.Can you upload her knee X-rays on the photo section, so that i will be able to comment on that.
1348765 tn?1276657634 Apply ice packs and take intermittent pain killers and follow up with an orthopedician. Treatment of knee bursitis depends on whether infection is involved. If the knee bursa is not infected, knee bursitis may be treated with ice compresses, rest, and anti inflammatory and pain medications. Wear a knee band and do not exert yourself till diagnosed properly. Take care!
Avatar m tn Osteosrthiritis and for right knee: F/S/O Osteoarthiritis. I am a 60 yr old male having Hypertension 130/90 weighing 93 kgs. I am practising yoga under an MBBS doctors supervision who primarily provide traction using props. The doctors there have advised not to cycle at all and also not to walk unless necessary. Is this the right advice? I need to reduce my weight. Can i use the cycle? since other orthopedic doctors i consulted have suggested that i should cycle.
Avatar m tn in the perimeter of the building to the tune of at least a mile and a half. Now it is at this moment, again a feeling of the knee cap sliding, and inflamed, and what feels like a blister inside my knee, should I do anything above and beyond what my knee wants to do. What might be causing this problem? I await the diagnosis of an MRI, but I would like to get other suggestions as well.
Avatar n tn This is a viscosupplement or better put a synovial like fluid injection.It can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis type knee pain relief. It's goal is to supplement your knee joint fluid (synovial) which also helps with shock absorption thus reducing the pain. Everyone responds differently, but in a medical study some patients experienced relief.... but it took a month before it was effective and the results are not long term.
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 I do have small pain near the right knee joint / knee cap. Whereas I do have more pain on the inner side of left knee joint. I had scheduled an appointment with Orthopedician next monday. Meanwhile I had regular scheduled physical therapy, who examined and said I might have rapture / strained the ligament. If I stand still I don't feel pain but I feel pain when I bend knee either while changing position from stand to sit. Is this I need to worry about and see emergency immedialtely.
Avatar n tn When this happened it was extremely painful and when I finally straightened my knee there was a loud pop. After that the back of my knee seemed alittle swollen and was sore for the rest of the day and most of Sunday. I had some tenderness and some instability going up and down stairs. I went to my doctor to get it looked at yesterday however my knee seemed fine and I didn't seem to be having anymore pain. So it was hard for her to diagnose what was wrong.
Avatar n 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. If you give little detail regarding your symptomatology it will helpful in discussing further. I have seen your investigation results but those appear normal. I would like to know where the pain is exactly if you have to point out with your index finger.
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 When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? 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 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?