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Does synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one provide pain relief for sufferers of hip arthritis?

Does synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one provide pain relief for sufferers of hip arthritis?

Maybe: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is an off label use in the hip. Insurance typically does not pay for it in the hip for this reason. It tends to work very well in the knee and the hip for mild to moderate arthritis although typically it is given in the 2cc mixture in the hip and not the 6cc synvisc-one mixture. It helps to recreate the normal viscosity of the joint fluid / hydrate remaining cartilage (covering on bone). ...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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Are there any side effects from switching from supartz (hyaluronic acid) to synvisc-one shots?

Are there any side effects from switching from supartz (hyaluronic acid) to synvisc-one shots?

No: The short answer is no. As you know supartz is a five injection series. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one is one injection. If you are in the middle of a supartz regimen, I would not recommend a switch to synvisc (hylan g-f 20) one. Not because of side effects, but you will not be receiving suggested dose of supartz. Viscosupplimentation success is based on several factors in my experience. ...Read more

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What is the difference between supartz (hyaluronic acid) and synvisc-one shots?

What is the difference between supartz (hyaluronic acid) and synvisc-one shots?

Number of injections: The primary difference is that supartz is given over a course of 3-5 injections (usually 5) and synvisc-one is a single injection. They both deliver a form of hyaluronic acid and act as a sort of joint lubricant. ...Read more

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Young man with hip arthritis needs a job. Should I hire him?

Young man with hip arthritis needs a job. Should I hire him?

Yes: Depending on his symptoms, he can do anything from work without restrictions to work with limitations. He should obtain a letter from his physician detailing what he can and cannot do. You should then get together with your potential hire and discuss options for work and set expectations accordingly. ...Read more

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Is someone likely to get hip arthritis if they don't have a hip labral tear repaired surgically?

Is someone likely to get hip arthritis if they don't have a hip labral tear repaired surgically?

Unlikely: Femoracetabular impingement (fai) can lead to degenerative arthritis of the hip joint, as can other factors from childhood or adolescence (developmental hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis.). Isolated labral tears on their own generally cause pain, but without other anatomic factors, not deg. Arthritis of the hip. ...Read more

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Would septic hip arthritis when I was a baby create any problems for me in the future?

Would septic hip arthritis when I was a baby create any problems for me in the future?

Potentially: If the septic arthritis was appropriately treated the chances of long term problems are low. If you are experiencing any hip pain, x-rays and an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon should be able to address your concerns more completely. ...Read more

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If you have septic hip arthritis when you are a baby, will you have problems in the future?

If you have septic hip arthritis when you are a baby, will you have problems in the future?

Maybe: Depending on the degree of damage from the infection specifically cartilage destruction you may be at risk for development of artirits in the hip. If xrays remain normal with out evidence of arthritis or an uneven joint surface it is unlikely after a significant amount of time has passed ...Read more

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What to do if I had septic hip arthritis when I was a baby, will I have problems in the future?

What to do if I had septic hip arthritis when I was a baby, will I have problems in the future?

Septic arthritis: If you have a normal x-ray of hip at 44 years old and no pain related to your hip it is unlikely the previous septic arthritis as a child will cause a problem. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early hip arthritis? I'm 17 & been dancing for 15 yrs lately I've had really bad pain in my hips and have to crack them alot.

What are the signs of early hip arthritis? I'm 17 & been dancing for 15 yrs lately I've had really bad pain in my hips and have to crack them alot.

See ortho doctor: Hip problems may develop from overuse, bone changes with age, tumors, infection, changes in the blood supply, or a problem that was present from birth (congenital). Oddly enough, a person who has a hip problem often feels pain in the knee or thigh instead of the hip. Pain may be a sign of inflammation of the large sac that separates the hipbones from the muscles and tendons of the thighs. ...Read more

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Precautions to take in hip arthritis?

Precautions: Pain/agony at rest, no response to arthritis medication, unable to bear any weight on the affected side: all are signs that you may need hip replacent or injections of antiinflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to surgery for severe hip arthritis?

Is there an alternative to surgery for severe hip arthritis?

Not many: Occasionally I will see someone who has severe hip arthritis and either does not want or cannot have hip replacement due to age, illness, heart problems etc. In this situation, a cortisone injection in the hip can help for about 2-3 months at a time. It is not the best option but if there is nothing else it can help. Alsowalking with a cane in the opposite hand can alleviate the pressureon the hip. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to surgery for severe hip arthritis?

Are there any alternatives to surgery for severe hip arthritis?

Yes: There are options such as medications, physical therapy and shots, but usually they don't provide enough relief to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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I have pain on outside of knee. Doc says from inflamed nerve caused by hip arthritis. Should I put ice on hip or knee? Or heat?

Knee pain: You don't get 'nerve pain' from hip arthritis. This could be knee arthritis, a sprained lateral coll. Ligament or meniscus injury. Ice for 10-12 minutes 3x/day could be helpful at the acute phase (3-4 days after injury). If knee pain persists over two weeks then an orthopedist consult is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I do have sciatica for years now I have pain in my groin area only the right side like the sciatica near the public bone could it hip arthritis?

Hi I do have sciatica for years now I have pain in my groin area only the right side like the sciatica near the public bone could it hip arthritis?

Possibly: You really need to be examined to differentiate an L3 nerve 'pinched' nerve vs hip arthritis. This nerve commonly refers pain to the hip, buttock and groin. True hip arthritis causes pain in the same general area but is usually worse w/ weight bearing. Hip arthritis usually causes loss of motion (difficulty tying shoes, etc).see a board certified ORS for examination. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing chronic pain due to fibromyalgia degenerative disc disease hip arthritis insomnia and digestive issues no treatment is help?

Fibromyalgia/gluten: U are most likely an individual who has fibromyalgia in association with gluten intolerance. I would suggest that you go on a gluten-free diet and get tested for gluten allergies. Control of fibromyalgia is difficult but can be attained utilizing certain neuropathic pain medications and regular exercise. RE Case S (2005). The gluten-free diet: How to provide effective education and resources. ...Read more

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My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come? Plz someone reply me

My grandpa is 80yr old, wether synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for arthritis will be efective for him or any complicatnswill come? Plz someone reply me

Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Viscosupplementation provides approximately 80% of patients with knee arthritis, approximately 80% relief for 6 months, can be repeated. If DJD is severe, may not get as much effective cushioning. ...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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Percentage of patients who get satisfactory results from Orthovisc or Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) if used in the hip?

No data: Would need to look at clinical trials The risk of hip is to need total hip replacement surgery. One study shows that after three years 51% of the patients did not go to surgery. This gives us a guide as to how well this may work ...Read more

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Out of pocket cost for synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injection for hip?

Not FDA approved: The reason the cost is so high is that these products are not fda approved for use in the hip. Since they are used off label, insurance will not cover the cost of the material but usually will cover the procedure cost. ...Read more

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Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips?

Do synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections work for hips?

Sometimes: However, it is not approved for use in hips in the U.S. So it is not covered by any medical insurance. ...Read more

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I am being treated for trochanteric bursitis with p.t. & pred 20 mg. Can I still have hips injected for pain relief?

Sure you can.: After failure of Oral prednison and PT alone, a trochanteric bursa injection is indicated. Best wishes ...Read more

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Any ideas or reasons about pain relief after hip revision surgery?

Any ideas or reasons about pain relief after hip revision surgery?

Definite answer: Tha is the definite answer for treating arthritis as that is the only was you can change pathogenesis of the condition. That is why you have pain relief after hip arthroplasty. Same apply to hip revision. ...Read more

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I had Perthes Disease as a child, now 33 & recently begun experiencing hip & back pain. Any natural pain relief recommendations would be appreciated! ?

Believe it or not...: Movement. Without weight bearing. And improving your flexibility. An exercise program that includes yoga and or swimming may be the best answer without going to "Medications". I don't know your current weight, but even a ten pound weight loss can decrease the stress on a hip joint significantly especially if there is any arthritic changes in the joint. - KB ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics. .. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing hip pain for over 6 months that wakes me upto ten times a night no pain relief has worked doctor thinks I may be opioid sensitiv?

You need to: Find the etiology of the pain. Is it arthritic? Is it a nerve entrapment? Taking pain killers to mask pain and not treat the cause is not helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution. ...Read more

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L hip/groin pain 4 months. Occurs when rise from seat & if stand on L leg alone, rate pain @ 6. NP says Xrays, baclofen. Pain relief, but maskingcause?

Hip arthritis ommon: With obesity, age 63, most common is hip problem

xrays of hip and lumbar spine needed now as djd is most common.
good med care means- find out cause root cause get diagnosis- than treat appropriately
local heat can help as analgesics but its time now ton get proper eval not just care by np. Pain 6/10 often is not good. Loose weight ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic back pain. Travel to my legs and hips. Had a fusion and a spinal cord stem put in. What else can I try for pain relief?

I suffer from chronic back pain. Travel to my legs and hips. Had a fusion and a spinal cord stem put in. What else can I try for pain relief?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What's best for pain relief for artheritis of the 2nd mattatasel of top of the foot from kickboxing ta?

What's best for pain relief for artheritis of the 2nd mattatasel of top of the foot from kickboxing ta?

Kick it: If you are saying that your second metatarsal has pain, the I would be concerned with a possible stress fracture of that metatarsal. If the pain is in the second toe then toe arthritis is possible. It depends on just how long you have been having the pain. Arthritis pain can be relieved, not reversed, with NSADS but care must be taken with your listed conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

What is the best pain relief for rheumatoid arthitis?

See a rheumatolotist: Depends on the activity of the disease. You may need disease modifiying drugs which can stop the damage to the joints. Sometime the disease becomes dormant and doesn't require these powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. A rheumatologist is your best bet to get the right treatment. You want to make sure it is really RA that is being treated, too. ...Read more

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I have painful joints. Especially my left hip, lower back and right ankle. My left hip is really painful all the time. What can be wrong with me?

Get checked out: These pains can range from a reactive of inflammatory type of arthritis and muscular pain to degenerative spine disease. I am most concern about so many joints being affected. Go can get checked out. There are labs that can be done to eval for autoimmune sources of joint pain. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Joint swelling: Joint swelling and pain in a young female without trauma may indicate an inflammatory process, autoimmune disease, or maybe even a viral infection. If this persists and does not respond to simple anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, see your doc. ...Read more

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Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Bone scan showed increased vascularity in pelvis. Could this be arthritis in my lumbar spine?

Are you: Referring to the vascular phase of a 3 phase bone scan? Lumbar spine pathology would localize to the lumbar spine on the bone scan, not the pelvis. ...Read more

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Is arthritis in pelvis rare?

Is arthritis in pelvis rare?

Hip arthritis: The hip is part of the pelvis and is an extremely common area for arthritis. It presents with pain and difficulty walking. Treatment includes medications therapy injections and possible surgery. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have arthritis in pelvis at 44?

See below: You can osteoarthritis if there has been trauma, if you are overweight, or if you have had multiple vaginal deliveries.
If you have involvement of the si joint this can be seen with osteoarthritis and seronegative spondyloarthritis. Talk to your treating doctor about what type arthritis you have as therapy varies according to what you have. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...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