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Does Prolotherapy Help With Chronic Knee Arthritis
Arthritis 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
No: Knee arthritis at age 19 is not "normal" but it can definitely happen. There are many possible causes. If you have had a previous injury to the knee "post-traumatic" arthritis may be the problem. If not then other causes include infection with a more sudden onset of redness and swelling of the joint and rapid worsening. Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatologic disorders must be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low-impact exercise: Riding the stationary bike or using the eliptical machine and judiciously using anti-inflammatory medications (follow the label) can help with your symptoms. Icing the knee is also helpful. ...Read more
No: Although there are people that advocate special diets to help control the pain associated with arthritis, there is no diet, supplement or food that has bene shown to prevent arthritis. Many factors are involved with the development of arthritis, only a few of which we understand. Despite what commercials may claim, as far as weknow, there are no foods that will help with prevention. ...Read more
Pain with activity: Iliotibial band syndrome (@ knee) can result in lateral (outside) knee pain as the tight it band snaps across the prominent lateral femoral epicondyle above the actual knee joint line. Arthritis will present with crepitance and knee joint swelling and even cracking and popping as the arthritic irregular joint surfaces rub against one another with motion. Xrays, exam, & history will determine cause. ...Read more
< impact activity: Impact aerobic activity is a modifiable risk factor for progression of arthritis along with excess body weight? So losing weight and avoiding running or hard court sports will help reduce symptoms of arthritis. Otc anti inflammatories (nsaids) and a healthy diet will also help. ...Read more
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