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Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Does proteolytic enzyme therapy help with pain and inflammation in my knee joint?

Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
40K people helped
Does proteolytic enzyme therapy help with pain and inflammation in my knee joint?

Sometimes: Proteolytic therapy can be very effective for some and not at all for others. Trying it is the only way to know. It is important to take proteolytic enzymes that target systemic inflammation on an empty stomach and several times a day to give them the best chance of working. The ones that are enteric coated are often better tolerated than those that are not. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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85 year old  torn meniscus in right knee,  pain/inflammation when walking.  Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
48 years in practice
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Inflammation in right knee joint, maybe at the depression at articulating lateral condyle oftibia and head of fibula. Pain and immobility. Remedies?

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Inflammation in right knee joint, maybe at the depression at articulating lateral condyle oftibia and head of fibula. Pain and immobility. Remedies?

See PCP: Need and x-ray for proper evaluation. See your pcp for referral to an orthopedic surgeon be fore treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lupo
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

Dr. Robert Lupo
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
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Very: Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24 years in practice
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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Should I have knee joint replacement at 80 or just physical therapy and wheel chair?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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You can: It all depends on your physical health. Age is not the defining factor. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
39 years in practice
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Which would be better for a 70 year old: knee joint replacement or physical therapy?

Dr. Troy Reyna
Board Certified, Pediatric Surgery
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Which would be better for a 70 year old: knee joint replacement or physical therapy?

Depends: If the 70 year-old is healthy and mobile then knee replacement. If 70 yo is debilitated then pt. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Trainor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
24 years in practice
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Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Dr. Timothy Trainor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery  imporant?

Very important: Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Stone
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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Dr. Kevin Stone
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Extremely important: Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I am 43. Am suddenly experiencing stiffening of knee joint and pain on backside of knee after sports. What can be the causes and treatment?

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
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I am 43. Am suddenly experiencing stiffening of knee joint and pain on backside of knee after sports. What can be the causes and treatment?

Arthritis v meniscus: A suddenly stiff knee joint with pain on the back side is consistent with an injury within the medial knee compartment of the knee. Possibilities include an mcl sprain, meniscal tear, or cartilage injury. The posterior pain is usually non-specific, but results from an accumulation of fluid (effusion) within the joint. Initial treatments: rest, ice, ace wrap compression. Pcp exam if no improvement. ...Read more

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