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Arthritis of knee

A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
OTC meds available: I would try chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine. they come as a combo pill. It should help, but it may take a couple, three months before you feel a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Everyone's different: It's always hard to say as everyone's body responds/recovers at different rates. If you were very sick when you were first diagnosed and had to go to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Cover s.aureus mrsa: also group A strep s.pneumonia like cefotaxime for hemophilus influenzae type B and penicillin non susceptible organism vancomycin for methicillin re ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Ruotolo
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Joint space narrow: On an xray, arthritis is indicated by joint space j narrowing, and/or the presence of osteophytes (bone spurring). Clinically an arthritic joint may b ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Glucosamine may help: Glucosamine may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. Always discuss with your doctor before trying supplements or over t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shana Weiss
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Try swimming!: Exercise will help with arthritis, which will generally reduce the levels of joint pain one has. Swimming and aqua therapy are great forms of exercis ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Not usually: Usually arthritic pain in more gradual and less excruciating you may have something else wrong with your knee how do you know what's wrong? You ne ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Arthritis: Please see an arthritis specialist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more pain you get!

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