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Doctor Prescribe Lortab Arthritis Knees
Many Options: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease primarily affecting the joints. There is a very wide range of Disease Modifying antiRheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) available for treatment. There are older, less specific, but still effective DMARDs such as plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) sulfasalazine, leflunomide and methotrexate. NSAIDs and prednisone to treat flares. There are many newer biologic DMARDs like Anti-TNF agents. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Lortab is hydrocodone with acetaminophen(tylenol). It is an narcotic painkiller and it can be used for this purpose if indicated. Usually it is best to try non-narcotic medication first if possible due to the potential for side effects and dependency problems however in the right patient it can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Knee Been Hurting Alot My PCP Prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 Prn. It Ain't Helping. My (L) Knee Hurts on The Both Sides Do I Need A Pain Mangement Doctor.
Not necessarily: Have you seen an orthopedic surgeon yet? If not, that might be a good option. ...Read more
I have a diffuse and dull pain above my knee cap. The doctor said it's an inflammation and he prescribed diclofenac10 days. What can it be? Arthritis?
It depends on causes: There are many, many causes for arthritis knee pain, or pain around the knee joint. Therefore not possible to give you any answer but one: seek the expert advice of a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeons, and/or other musculoskeletal specialist to find the correct diagnosis and treat as needed! ...Read more
The doctor drained two syringes full of fluid from my knee but the test was negative for arthritis. What could it be?
Inflammation: You are too young to have significant osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis) but something caused the joint lining to produce fluid. Possibilities are injury, torn cartilage, viral arthritis, or some type of inflammatory immune arthritis (there are many). Bacterial infections are usually pretty obvious from the fluid and the clinical picture. Find out the fluid test result and ask "what's next.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of pain: Are you still having pain in your knee? Opioid medications such as oxycodone generally help with post surgical pain but only for a finite amount of time. If you had surgery in september and are still in pain, then medication is not likely the solution. Speak with your doctor about other options or get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a very bad swollen knee from gout....my doctor won't prescribe a pain killer, will a doctor here prescribe for me?
Painful swollen knee: 33 year old gentleman with a painful swollen knee. The most effective agent to treat an acute attack of gout are the Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like Naproxen and Alleve. You need a full exam from a physician to rule out other causes of a painful swollen knee such as septic arthritis. If you are seen by a physician you will probably either have a CT or have your joint aspirated ...Read more
My husband has ankle and knee pains for 10 years and gout 15 years. Tried all the meds prescribe from his doc but still suffered. Is surgery best now?
Refractory gout : Intensive life style/dietary modification is important. Refractory gout needs to be treated with medications having differing mechanisms of action. Uricosuric agents (eg. Probenecid), newer xanthine oxidase inhibitors (eg.Febuxostat), certain diuretics & others. Colchicine & corticosteroids may work better than nsaids for symptom control. Intenist or rheumatologist should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. Degenerative means wear and tear over time, usually in one joint or multiple joints of the body. You can't stop it however you can slow it down or control it better with medications, injections, physical therapy to strengthen joints and even stem cell therapies to slow it down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there specific tests for arthritis the doctor can do such as blood/x-ray, etc. if I suspect I may have it in just my knees?
Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I get a second ACL Reconstruction on my knee ?, I'm 28 yearsold and dealing with minor arthritis and was told to do so by a doctor.
I have arthritis which causes serious pain on both my knees My doctor suggested to lose weight Should i do cycling?Will it make my pain worst? Age 45
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