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Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Yes: With osteoarthritis of the knee it is important to maintain proper body weight since every bit of extra weight magnifies the forces the knee feels. Physical precautions include limiting pounding and twisting activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

 34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have . Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read more

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My mother had menopause 3 yrs bak .suffers frm osteoarthritis ,pain in knees nd feet ..wat diet, medicine nd lifestyle changes can help?

My mother had menopause 3 yrs bak .suffers frm osteoarthritis ,pain in knees nd feet ..wat diet, medicine nd lifestyle changes can help?

Exercise: Regular exercise, increased overall activity (i.e. take the stairs instead of the elevator) weight loss, smoking cessation, and a basic healthy diet (i.e. lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, avoidance of processed and fast foods) are the cornerstones of treatment. NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen) can help but chronic use should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

I have severe osteoarthritis in my knees. They can't be replaced. Was taking celebrex, (celecoxib) now have apap and vicodin. Suggestions for pain control?

Severe Knee OA ...: ...Not amenable to surgery. Various modalities can be tried. Weight loss, proper footwear & posture, physical therapy, bracing, specific strengthening exercises & topical analgesics can be tried. Corticosteroid ("cortisone") injections used judiciously can provide added pain relief. Viscosupplement injections (hyaluronic acid injections). Treatment with prp has also been tried. ...Read more

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How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

It depend: There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Pain medications. Physical therapy.Try braces or shoe inserts.Cortisone shots. Lubrication injections.Surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Is knee osteoarthritis can be cured?

Not yet.: Not yet. There is no cure for oa other than joint replacement. There are often very effective treatments. With research into artificial cartilage and cartilage regeneration more effective treatments may be available in the future. ...Read more

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How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read more

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How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

Antiinflammatories..: Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping. If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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