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Does proteolytic enzyme therapy help with pain and inflammation in my knee joint?

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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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery ?

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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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

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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How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

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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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?

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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What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

What is treatment for knee joint stiffness and pain?

Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest and easiest treatment of knee joint pain? Orthotics? Brace?

What is the cheapest and easiest treatment of knee joint pain? Orthotics? Brace?

Need diagnosis: There are many reasons for knee pain and therefore you need a diagnosis of the pathological structure to make a treatment recommendation. Please write back after you get checked and i can give you the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for septic knee joint?

What is the treatment for septic knee joint?

Treat like abcess: It have to be drained and treated by intravenous antibiotic. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

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


Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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