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what would be a highly effective joint care supplement following hip replacement?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
None needed: Once a hip joint has been replaced, there is really no additional supplement that will be needed. Your body will continue to produce the synovial fluid necessary to lubricate the artificial joint. Otc joint care supplements can help the native (non-replaced) joints if there is any arthritis.

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Can I take calcium supplements while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! especially if your diet is low in calcium. Talk with your doctor about the appropriate amount if you are unsure. In addition, all nursing mothers should continue to take prenatal vitamins at least until your baby has weaned from the breast.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause joint inflammation/redness without pain?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Arthritis : Arthritis would be my first choice. It is inflammation but not always pain. But you can have swelling, and redness without pain. Caution just because it is redness and swelling doesn't mean it is arthritis. This could be seen in allergic reaction, soft tissue inflammation or cellulitis to name a few.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can hip pads help someone who falls a lot prevent hip fractures?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: Nothing protects against fractures better than avoiding the falls in the first place but hip pads can be helpful for someone who chronically falls. Using a walker, removing throw rugs, lighting poorly lit areas, balance training, and muscle strengthening with weight bearing exercise and proper nutrition are all parts of the prevention program.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Having a lot of joint pain all over?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Diagnostic evaluatio: If you are having an assortment of varied joint pain, you need to get to the source i would suggest a rheumatologist workup to find potential causes. The treatment will likely require nsaids and possible injections into the affected joints. Perhaps physical therapy would help too.
Houston, TX
A 18-year-old female asked:

If answer 87 yr old woman fell and broke her hip is she to old to have surgery?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessarily : It depends on the health of your grandmother and the type of fracture that she sustained. Some can be repaired simply and others require a more invasive procedure. If the risk is great because she has poor health they may hold on surgery. If she is a healthy 87 yo then they would operate. My 105 yo grandmother had hers repaired at age 85. She was active till 105. Hope she is ok.

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