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What foods to eat for arthritis of knees, I'm 68 years old.

What foods to eat for arthritis of knees, I'm 68 years old.

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 difference. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Loose cartlige in knee vs arthritis in knee?

Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help. ...Read more

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I have arthritis on knee and no meniscus left! can I still do exercises?

I have arthritis on knee and no meniscus left! can I still do exercises?

Yes: In fact, it is important that you keep the supporting muscles strong. If the exercises do not cause significant pain, continuing doing them. ...Read more

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Have arthritis in knees, painful recently. When i take furosemide seems to help. Why?

Have arthritis in knees, painful recently.   When i take furosemide seems to help. Why?

Unclear: Furosemide does not relieve arthritis pain unless your problem was swollen legs. In that case, water (weight) loss from the legs would put less stress on your knees. ...Read more

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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis? .

Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?

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Arthritis: Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

What are the chances of getting arthritis in knee t years after meniscus surgery? What are the symptoms of arthritis in knee?

Check it out: If you have pain in the knee it could be a symptom of arthritis . If knee not painful i would not worry about it . Maintain a normal weight and avoiding high impact exercise may decrease the chance if arthritic changes. ...Read more

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I have 2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. Lots of swelling too. Dr started inj again. Dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?

I have  2 meniscus tears and severe arthritis in knee. Lots of swelling too. Dr started inj again. Dr said scoping might help but won't replace knee?

Total knee: replacement surgery is a major operation with significant risk, so it should be last resort. Follow your orthopedic surgeon's advice on this one. ...Read more

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Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Can a person get social security disability with flat feet and osteo arthritis in knees?

Probably not: Even with flat feet and osteo arthritis, paind and funciton can be maintained with orthotics nad medicine. Also a sitting job does not require you to be very mobile. ...Read more

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Can't exercise to lose weight due to arthritis in knees. Just started after meniscus repair. Now what. Too young for replacement?

Can't exercise to lose weight due to arthritis in knees.  Just started after meniscus repair.  Now what.  Too young for replacement?

Depends on arthritis: 58 is not too young but is on the younger side of things. The most important factor is the level of arthritis you have, ie, is it bone on bone. Also have you tried any conservative therapy such as nsaids or injections? ...Read more

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Can a orthopedic tell if you have arthritis during knee surgery? I had plica removal and chondroplasty

Can a orthopedic tell if you have arthritis during knee surgery? I had plica removal and chondroplasty

Yes: Absolutely. It sounds like you had an arthroscopic knee surgery. During that surgery, the orthopedist directly sees the state of the cartilage in your knee. It is the most sensitive way to evaluate the degree of arthritis in your knee. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc.  I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?

Knee popping: You need to follow up with a Rheumatologist particularly at your age. You will need follow up xrays and labs. if this is due to your RA, your Rheumatologist will be able to tell by your xray and labs. There are great treatments for RA now, but they need to be started as early as possible and you need close follow up. ...Read more

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Hi, im 28 years old and my rheumatologist is suspicious for psoriartic arthritis. Both knee's are swelling and my spine hurts too. What do you think is it right ? And after inflamatory period will I get back to normal life?

Hi, im 28 years old and my rheumatologist is suspicious for psoriartic arthritis. Both knee's are swelling and my spine hurts too. What do you think is it right ? And after inflamatory period will I get back to normal life?

Sounds reasonable: It could be psoriatic arthritis (psa) but your doc will consider other diagnoses also. If it is psa, it is not a once-and-done disease like an infection. Psa is a chronic condition like hypertension that needs to be managed, not cured. The good news is that newer medications have been developed that often control the symptoms quite well. ...Read more

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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

I have a grade 3 ankle sprain and synovitis from the sprain. Surgery is required but being disputed. Also have arthritis in knee. Need pain relief!

Grade 3=surgery: Appeal it rapidly, if not done early it becomes a need 4 reconstruction later, especially at ur age. An unstable ankle will lead 2 early arthritis. ...Read more

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Do I have rheumatoid arthritis? Have knee problems and operations on them and thought i was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.

Do I have rheumatoid arthritis?  Have knee problems and operations on them and thought i was overcompansating but my shoulder, hip, jaw crunch.

Maybe: Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a set of lab and clinical criteria established by the american college of rheumatology and the european league against rheumatism ( eular). What you are describing may be related to RA but could also have many other causes. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mother (age 62) - arthritis patient (knee).We are in india, where can we buy synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 2cc (3 doses) ? Doc says we can get it from us.

My mother (age 62) - arthritis patient (knee).We are in india, where can we buy synvisc (hylan g-f 20) 2cc (3 doses) ? Doc says we can get it from us.

Knee arthritis: Start with pain control low impact activities and quadriceps strength. Try acetaminophen, or non steroidal antiinflammatory meds. Steroid injection may be an alternative. Hyaluronic acid is an expensive treatment. You need a prescription from a licensed physician to buy it. ...Read more

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Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever,still v tired.How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

Septic arthritis of knee, staph, cleaned out +5wk flucloxicillin IV finished 2wk ago. Knee ok+no fever,still v tired.How long til I recover (fit33yo)?

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 the ICU, it can sometime take months till those types of patients feel back to normal or close to it. ...Read more

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Mum has inflamm arthritis had knee MRI "loss of cartilage, subarticular stress pattern + large joint effusion" Is this long term change? Pls explain?

Mum has inflamm arthritis had knee MRI "loss of cartilage, subarticular stress pattern + large joint effusion"
Is this long term change? Pls explain?

Yes, changes like: those you describe usually do not improve. Once cartilage is damaged, it doesn't repair well. The inflammation and the joint effusion can be controlled with medication. Surgical intervention May also be necessary. Always talk to your physician for a plan. ...Read more

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I have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree ?

I have meniscus tear and arthritis under knee dr said joint replacement not arthroscopic surgery is long lasting help more do u agree ?

Arthritis: Hi, in older people with Arthritis the treatment for Meniscal tear is knee replacement rather than repair. Because the tear is most likely caused by the Arthritic joint.A study has been done and published in New England journal of Medicine and it shows Knee replacement is superior to repair, also Physical therapy in some cases is as equal to the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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