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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)

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


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Does a dr prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Does a dr prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Possibly: Lortab is hydrocodone with acetaminophen(tylenol). It is an narcotic painkiller and it can be used for this purpose if indicated. Usually it is best to try non-narcotic medication first if possible due to the potential for side effects and dependency problems however in the right patient it can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Can a doctor prescribe lortab for severe arthritis in the knees?

Not usually: This is a narcotic which is not typically used to treat arthritis due the habit forming side effects. Anti inflammatory medications are typically used. ...Read more

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How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

How do I deal with arthritis in the knees?

Options...: activity modification, anti inflammatory meds, braces, steroid shots, and hyaluronic acid viscosupplentation are all nonsurgical options. The most important thing is for a proper and accurate diagnosis before considering these treatments. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to deal with arthritis in the knees?

See PMD: Get evaluated for type and extent of arthritis. Avoiding over use, support, physical therapy, calcium, vit d, specific arthritis related medication....Nsaid, steroid, methotrexate, analgesic, knee replacement. ...Read more

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How does someone with severe arthritis of the knee lose weight?

How does someone with severe arthritis of the knee lose weight?

Low impact exercises: Try gentle, low impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, step aerobics, yoga, tai chi, stretching or chair exercise that is done while sitting. You can burn some calories and increase flexibility by doing any of these regularly. Eat healthy and don't overeat. ...Read more

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I have moderate/severe arthritis in both knees. I'm already on a signifigant amount of pain rx's. Im looking for ways to ease morning pain/stiffness.?

I have moderate/severe arthritis in both knees. I'm already on a signifigant amount of pain rx's. Im looking for ways to ease morning pain/stiffness.?

Try alternative med.: I'm an internist, and also practice functional medicine, so my answer will reflect both practices. "moderate/severe arthritis, " and "significant amount of pain rx's" means smthn is not working. Correct diagnosis? Osteo vs rheumatoid arth? If you have correct diagnosis and still not working, explore treatments like magnesium, fish oil, avoid processed foods salt and sugar, water, green tea. ...Read more

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I don't have arthritis but I have severe knee pain. I went to an ortho, but i think i need another kind of dr. Any advice? I went to the dr. For knee pain. He concluded i don't have arthritis and prescribed a few sessions of pt. I felt dismissed. My knee

Hi. : Hi. Orthopedic surgeons are specialists for knees. Yes, there could be a variety of things that could cause knee pain without boney abnormality. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, fat pads, malalignment, etc. You could consider osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation or medical acupuncture. ...Read more

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How badly can alcohol consumption severe my knee arthritis?

How badly can alcohol consumption severe my knee arthritis?

It should not: Alcohol should not effect osteoarthritis of the knee but it can interact with anti inflammatory meds to increase the risk of medication toxicities. ...Read more

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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