Physical therapy for osteoarthritis of knee

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Avatar f tn I have done everything possible, over the counter drugs, exercising in pool, massage therapy, physical therapy, accupuncture, pain shots, perscription Motrin 800mg, Vicodin 7.5-750, Hydrocodone/APAP 5/500, with very little relief. I received the second series of Supartz almost 1 1/2 mos. ago thinking they would work like the first series but has not. I am still in extreme pain, I would like to try Synvisc-One. What are the side-effects if any?
1175033 tn?1492204828 These lovely people are willing to try a wide variety of methods to help you with your pain, which your doctor may be unaware of or reluctant to try. This could include physical therapy, occupational therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound therapy, massage, pain patches, muscular injections (really not that painful!) to ease muscle spasms, and more. I had my first hip replacement at 37, my second at 40. Relatively young, but I'm very, very glad I did it.
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.
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 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. 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.
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 m tn Sorry for the detail, but maybe it will help you understand in answering the question as to what area of the knee may be injured, or if not injured, then what is going on? : I was in an accident which caused my knee to grind, and become painful as I went up and downsteps, in which I could have tolerated if knew how much worse I would feel after physical therapy.
Avatar f tn What is the suitable physical therapy needed for both knee joints having a severe form of osteoarthritic changes and what is the best conservative treatment that can help in such cases?
Avatar n tn Eventually, you'll have an exercise program, and most physical therapy equipment can be purchased for not a lot of money over the internet. Over time, you will get stronger in a way that suits you, and hopefully break out of your rut. But for any of us to tell you specific exercises to do is difficult, as we don't know what's really going on nor how strong you are nor how you'll react to a specific exercise.
Avatar n tn Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? If answer is yes for any of the question then it would be Patellar Tendinosis. If otherwise it would be Chondromalacia Patellae, but I would root more for Patellar Tendinosis. I think I would recommend going in for a MRI study. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
387767 tn?1345875627 I would like to get back to my old life, or at least be able to walk for a distance without pain. The pain goes down the outside of my knee, sometimes down my leg and shoots around the knee when it is bad. Is there any answer for me? It seems the doctors are not very concerned, but I am. My husband is retiring soon and we want to travel, which means sightseeing and walking.
Avatar n tn My 81 year old father received Orthovisc injections in his knee for osteoarthritis. Shortly after receiving his series of shots, he began experiencing pain and swelling in his calf muscle. The pain has been so intense that he can barely walk and is now receiving physical therapy. Has anyone else experienced a similar side effect? If so, how long before you got relief from the problem and what did you do to recover?
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 You should be asking for X-ray study and discuss those with an orthopaedician. You can discuss with physiotherapist for optimum intervention with physical therapy. Keep me posted. Bye.
Avatar f tn Rest, NSAIDs, patellar bracing and/or taping, and physical therapy that emphasizes quadriceps stretching and strengthening and straight leg-raising with the leg externally rotated to particularly focus on the vastus medialis oblique, is first-line treatment. As I said you should be think you should be visiting an orthopaedician at earliest, as you are an active mother and also if this stays for too long it might become chronic and then un-reparable. Keep me informed. Bye.
15334891 tn?1439919967 I have a small meniscus tear in my left leg and orthopedic doctor give me a course of 15 days defla-16 steroid course(18mg/12mg/6mg) but pain still there, after that i took physical therapy and my pain is gone but during physical therapy my right leg weaken and knee joint aching and therapist also give therapy of right knee, aching in right knee is gone but weakness still there in right leg, meanwhile my left knee also weaken.
93210 tn?1287457826 Regarding physical therapy, you can consider a referral to a physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist) which can help direct what kind of therapy would be the most helpful. If there is evidence of osteoarthritis of the knee, you can consider injections of hyaluronic acid - which has been shown in some studies to be helpful. Whether a total knee replacement can be helpful would depend on the cause of the collapse. This needs to be discussed with your various orthopedic physicians.
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 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 f tn I was a bit sceptical about going to a physical therapist, but I was glad I did. He pulled out a prop of a knee cap, and I immediately pointed to a lateral ligament to the right of my knee cap and said I believed that to be the band that I feel gives me the pain. He was a very knowledgeable therapist, and felt each area of my knee, finally getting to the exact stop of pain.
16888441 tn?1452159257 Orthopedic surgery involves many different techniques and methods for the treatment of hundreds of bone or joint injuries and conditions that limit range of motion or cause pain in men, women and children. Hip orthopedics, including joint replacement surgeries, has become increasingly common and allow for the total or partial replacement of joints.
Avatar n tn I just had shoulder surgery 2 weeks ago to remove a bone spur, so having to deal with knee pain on top of that is really frustrating for me. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions.
Avatar n tn Initial treatment for uncomplicated nerve impingement is conservative therapy consisting of oral pain medications, physical therapy, heat therapy, etc. If conservative therapy fails, it is then that surgery is indicated. Cortisone would only be of help if there is inflammation present which might be causing the pain. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn The first treatments for osteoarthritis, including osteoarthritis of the shoulder, do not involve surgery. These treatments include: Resting the shoulder joint. This could mean that the person with arthritis has to change the way he moves the arm while performing the activities of daily living. For example, the person might wear clothing that zips up the front instead of clothing that goes over the head. Or the person might prop up hairdryers instead of holding them up for long periods of time.
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 f tn Hello! The blood is due to trauma to the ligaments inside the joint. Knee joint has 6 ligaments viz. medial collateral, lateral collateral, anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial meniscus and lateral meniscus. There is joint fluid and also cartilage. Injury to the knee will result in blood in the joint space and so it the fluid red. It will get absorbed subsequently. With MRI or good clinical examination the orthopedician can come to diagnose the ligament involved.
Avatar n tn My daughter is now 21 but for most of her life she has complained of joint pain, mostly her knees and sometimes the joints in her fingers. I have taken her to the doctor many times throughout her life and finally an arthiritis Dr. said it is fibromyalgia. She gets extremeley fatigued and it is really wearing on her again as she doesn't think that at 21 she should be so tired. Do you have any ideas or help for this condition?