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How do you deal with severe arthritis in the knees on a day to day basis?

How do you deal with severe arthritis in the knees on a day to day basis?

Stay active: Arthritis is like rust in the joint. Activity and flexibility can help keep the joint mobile and lubricated. Unless contraindicated, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can be very helpful. Some people get good relief from glucosamine chondrointin, but evidence is conflicting. Talk to your doctor, an injection of cortisone or a series of injections with medications like synvisc may also be helpful. ...Read more

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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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My husband has severe problem of gas in stomach on daily basis. What can I do to help him in daily routine?

My husband has severe problem of gas in stomach on daily basis. What can I do to help him in daily routine?

Depends on the cause: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason for gas is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Drinking lactose-free milk solves that problem. Gas can also be due to infections in the intestines (such as giardia), or other malabsorption disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the every day life of a rheumatologist, how would one treat patients, use technology for treatment etc?

Can you tell me in the every day life of a rheumatologist, how would one treat patients, use technology for treatment etc?

See details: The question is much too broad to answer in the space provided. I spend my day diagnosing and treating rheumatic disorders. A good history and physical exam are the best diagnostic tools. ...Read more

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I work in surgery where I'm on my feet most of the day. Would I still need to do the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day?

I work in surgery where I'm on my feet most of the day. Would I still need to do the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day?

Time is on your side: One could go crazy just trying to figure out the recommended time for one thing or another. I think the most regarded number is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. I would think that is at a minimum brisk walking. Another parameter used is walking 7000 steps per day. Either way, don't get hung up on the number. Recognize that you daily routine is having some effect and continue to do more. ...Read more

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Hip is in large amount of pain from excessive running. What might this mean? Will it go away over time or do I need to see a chiropractor? On Track

Hip is in large amount of pain from excessive running. What might this mean? Will it go away over time or do I need to see a chiropractor? On Track

Stretching and rest: Consider rest and some stretches designed for your hip issue. You might be well served to possibly see a physical therapist. But an orthopedic Dr. may be first priority if problem does not simmer down. You may have something in your hip that is injured and needs more than conservative treatment. ...Read more

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I have a kidney transplant and i would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

I have a kidney transplant and i would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

Kidney transplant: Depends how long ago transplant, how much Prednisone & immuno suppress medication. Within 1st 4 week it is 1.4 gm/kg to avoid negative nitrogen balance. Stable kidney on maintenance immunosuppression therapy female may use 0.75g protein/kg and male 0.84 gm/kg. Your best bet would be to discuss your specific protein intake by dietary or your nephrologist in transplant section. ...Read more

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My stools are 3-4 times a day and are 90% of the times lose and i fell out of energy all the time. What should i do go to the doctor or on a dry diet.

My stools are 3-4 times a day and are 90% of the times lose and i fell out of energy all the time. What should i do go to the doctor or on a dry diet.

Many Possibilies: Examine what you are ingesting on a regular basis from food to meds to supplement. Consider food allergies, and lactose intolerance, or gut floa imbalance. May want to skip dairy for a couple of days and see if any change. May also want to consider more fiber to bulk up stools. May also want to try some probiotics. If no improvement see doctor, may need stool testing and other evaluations. ...Read more

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How can I find a qualified doctor to find the reason for the severe low back pain I live with daily. It keeps me from doing activities with my kids where do I turn?

How can I find a qualified doctor to find the reason for the severe low back pain I live with daily. It keeps me from doing activities with my kids where do I turn?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I recommend you start with your pcp. He/she can start the work-up for your back pain. He/she can also refer you to specialist, such as pain specialist, if needed for additional evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time we should exercise non stop on a daily basis? How many breaks do we get in between 30 minute exercises a day?

What is the longest amount of time we should exercise non stop on a daily basis? How many breaks do we get in between 30 minute exercises a day?

Listen to your body: Taking breaks every 2-3 minutes is the best way to exercise. Rhythmic movements to improve circulation to the entire body for 2-3 minutes then a few minutes of challenging exercise followed by 2-3 minutes gentle rhythmic movement should keep cardiac output high and prevent dysfunctional stress. ...Read more

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How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

Need Skin graft?: Does the patient need skin grafting? How deep are the burns? If the patient needs split thickness skin grafting, he or she might be in the hospital for a week or 2. If the burns are deeper and require multiple debridement, then the hospital stay is longer. ...Read more

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I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

Internet : can offer some great options. Most core exercises use body weight nothing extra. A good pull up bar is useful. Pull ups push ups abdominal workout all good exercises. Brisk walks as well as a good run all good. You don't need a gym for a good effective workout. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm going on a cruise next month and want to treat it like a weight loss spa. I will be eating throughout the day?

What to do if i'm going on a cruise next month and want to treat it like a weight loss spa. I will be eating throughout the day?

To Lose Weight: Your concern about eating throughout the day on the cruise If indeed, you want to lose weight: Understand your hunger cues Control the impulse to eat when you are not hungry Be disciplined in eating Do not just eat, eat slow, converse with family and friends Manage your stress It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you Start walking daily 1 mile, then increase distance and pace or exercise ...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