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Can You Inject Teflon To Help Reduce Knee Pain Instead Of Knee Replacement
Severe knee pain in the evening when resting. Pain is in medial aspect of knee. I was told i need a total knee replacement 2 years ago ?
See your doctor: Pain at rest is a common symptom of arthritis in the knee. It can come from bone swelling or joint inflammation and vary in intensity from day to day. Most people with knee arthritis will feel pain on the medial side. Medications or injections may provide temporary relief. Partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. An orthopedic surgeon can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?
Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?
Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physical Therapy, medications, weight control and non drug interventions (such as Tai Chi) can help to reduce pain/improve function. You may want to discuss a comprehensive program with your health care provider as well as an Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an
Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Ask your surgeon: for alternatives for pain control, but if truly ALLERGIC to Ibuprofen must avoid all NSAID's. Having said that, there are a few herbal things that do reduce inflammation/swelling but by different mechanisms. High quality Omega 3 (fish) oil is good. So is Curcumin, especially in combination with Resveratrol. Cold pack can help, and you should elevate the knee above hip level whenever possible. ...Read more
Wife having total knee replacement done in a month and will be on ASA versus something like Coumadin, she is an RN and is aware of the risks of Coumadin therapy, but she is unsure if aspirin will reduce the risk of clots as efficiently? Thanks!
Anticoagulation: People at low risk for blood clots usually receive anticoagulation therapy post surgery for 1-2 days. The choice of anticoagulation therapy is usually the ortho surgeon's choice. Individuals are not discharged on anticoagulation medications, so that is probably why aspirin was the chosen protective medication. However, confer with the surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee
Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage. Possible meds include pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin) anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too) seek specialty advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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