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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. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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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How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

Options...: activity modification, anti inflammatory meds, braces, steroid shots, and hyaluronic acid viscosupplentation are all nonsurgical options. The most important thing is for a proper and accurate diagnosis before considering these treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

What is the best relief for arthritis in the knees?

NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read more

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Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Have arthritis on my knees, how can I get some relief ?

Let me explain: How do you know you have arthritis in your knees? If you have it ? You have to know what kind, so you could treat it. Go to your doctor and have him check you to determine the best method to treat it. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

Healthier diet: I counsel my patients to decrease their intake of red meat, avoid fried foods, eat more green and brightly colored vegetables, less white flour and white veggies like potatoes, eat fruits and berries, more fish intake and overall less simple carbs. Stay away from soft drinks (diet or not), decrease or eliminate artificial sweeteners. In the supermarket, more "whole foods" andless processed stuff. ...Read more

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Arthritis in the knees. What could be the best way to get relief?

Several options: It depends on the severity of the arthritis and what therapies have been previously tried. Exercises, nsaids and injectable lubricants may help. ...Read more

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How do you deal with severe arthritis in the knees on a day to day basis?

How do you deal with severe arthritis in the knees on a day to day basis?

Stay active: Arthritis is like rust in the joint. Activity and flexibility can help keep the joint mobile and lubricated. Unless contraindicated, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can be very helpful. Some people get good relief from glucosamine chondrointin, but evidence is conflicting. Talk to your doctor, an injection of cortisone or a series of injections with medications like synvisc may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to deal with arthritis in the knees?

See PMD: Get evaluated for type and extent of arthritis. Avoiding over use, support, physical therapy, calcium, vit d, specific arthritis related medication....Nsaid, steroid, methotrexate, analgesic, knee replacement. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Many options: There are many treatments for arthritis of the knee including physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaid's , (advil or alleve) cortisone and viscosupplementation(gel shots) as well as low impact exercise. For severe arthritis where all else has failed a joint replacement may be indicated. An orthopedist can review your x-rays exam and complaints and make the appropriate recommendations. ...Read more

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Oftentimes normal: If inflammation is moderate to severe, there will be redness, swelling and tenderness to touch. Google images of arthritis of knees. Best wishes! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=113442. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

How will I know if I have arthritis in my knees?

Painful knees: If your knees are chronically painful, you should see a doctor to determine the cause. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, associated with age, where the knee cartilage gradually wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis can destroy the cartilage at any age, and is more serious, requiring treatment. Traumatic arthritis can result from a knee injury. You need to find out exactly what you have. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

Could a 16 year old have arthritis in her knees?

Knee pain: In a 16 year old is more commonly patellofemoral or knee cap issues, resolving osgood schlatters ( especially males with late growth spurts) and traumatic injuries. Such as ligaments ANS mensical injury. Of course ruling out inflammatory issues such as arthritis, lyme and others is important too. A visit to the pcp and an oprthopedic surgeon who treats knee issues can be helpful. ...Read more

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Arthritis on the knee painful. What can ease the pain?

Arthritis on the knee painful. What can ease the pain?

Start w/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) Now: Pt; heat/cold; tens; mud pack therapy; taping; bracing; splints; specific land and/or aquatic based exercises; weight loss; orthosis-wedged shoe insoles; topical analgesics, salicylates, capsaicin & nsaids; ?Glucosamine/chondroitin; acetaminophen; oral nsaids; "cortisone shorts"; hyaluronons injection; +/-opioids (codeine, tramadol); +/- colchicine; +/- plaquenil; prp; prolotherapy; regenerative. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis in the knees from running too much?

Yes: But it is very unlikely. We see far more arthritis in patients who are overweight and don't exercise than in runners who keep their weight under control. ...Read more

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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