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What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Mud therapy or hyaluronic acid injections: which is better for knee osteoarthritis?

Mud therapy or hyaluronic acid injections: which is better for knee osteoarthritis?

Not familiar: I am not familiar with mud therapy so i really could not tell you about that. Hyaluronic acid injections are helpful for people with moderate osteoarthritis and give up to 6 months of relief in sucessfull cases. They do not work well in people with severe osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Had Durolane injection: knee (osteoarthritis). Initially, pain was gone, but pain gets worse (can’t bend knee fully). Normal? How long pain will last?

Had Durolane injection: knee (osteoarthritis). Initially, pain was gone, but pain gets worse (can’t bend knee fully). Normal? How long pain will last?

NeedToTalkToYourDoc!: They say it can last up to 6 months.That's"up to..."So think of that old bell shaped curve and consider that maybe you're on the short end of it. No specific medication, especially those based on biomechanics,will work optimally for everyone.That's because there are so many aspects specific to you alone that are involved.So,it worked for as long as it could for you,barring any alterable variables ...Read more

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I am a physician.I can't off my practice now . I have advanced bilat knee osteoarthritis. I am 50yrs old . Severe pain . Prescribed diclofenc patches , arcoxia 120 mg tab and actamenophen codeine tabs . On msd for 3days barely any relief of pain. How muc

I am a physician.I can't off my practice now . I have advanced bilat knee osteoarthritis. I am 50yrs old . Severe pain . Prescribed diclofenc patches , arcoxia 120 mg tab and actamenophen codeine tabs . On msd for 3days  barely any relief of pain. How muc

Think about T K R: It sound to me you have disabling condition, sever pain clear diagnosis, i would suggest to see orthopedic surgeon how could arthroscopy and clean of the joints and see if this procedure could relief most of your pain , if that the case , that will give some time tell you will you have total knee replacement in the future. ...Read more

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How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

How can treat with knee osteoarthritis?

Antiinflammatories..: Oa of the knee is treated with non-steroidal antiinflamatories first if Acetaminophen is not helping. If oral medications are a problem topical capsaicin or topical voltaren (diclofenac) may help. If no better with previous tx., injections of cortisone into the joint may aliviate for hours, days, weeks or months. Before severe, may get injections of lubricants (hyalgan)severe oa may need total knee replacement. ...Read more

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would viscosupplementation be beneficiary for my knee osteoarthritis age 57 female, i can forward u digital copy my knees xray?


would viscosupplementation be beneficiary for my knee osteoarthritis age 57 female, i can forward u digital copy my knees xray?

Pain = Muscles first: There is a huge error in medical logic and reasoning. The most common location for pain is in the muscle system. Stressed and strained muscle will begin to contract choking other and secondarily leading to tendinitis, bursitis, nerve pain, vessels, degeneration of joint structures. Tx cause w stretching hands-on PT, acupuncture, wet/dry IM needling will restore the muscles and no secondary issues. ...Read more

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Yesterday i found out i've knee osteoarthritis, i'm only 25!is it dangerous ?Dr. Has given me vit d.. Tnx in advnc

Yesterday i found out i've knee osteoarthritis, i'm only 25!is it dangerous ?Dr. Has given me vit d.. Tnx in advnc

Get another opinion: Vitamin d is worthless for this issue. Get another opinion if for no other reason that i would question the diagnosis of oa in a 25 year old from the same doctor who would prescribe vitamin d to treat it. ...Read more

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I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

I suffer from advanced knee osteoarthritis. What exercise can I do to lose weight given that even walking is very painful?

Avoid weightbearing: Unfortunately it's not great that at 50 you have severe knee osteoarthritis. But you really don't want to do a knee replacement at your age until you try everything else. If you can lose weight with non weight bearing activities such as cycling elliptical and swimming along with diet you may have less knee pain. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Go to NY in 5 days. Knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. Steroid jab or others to walk without pain?Immediate n long term risks n side effect?

Go to NY in 5 days. Knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. Steroid jab or others to walk without pain?Immediate n long term risks n side effect?

Maybe: I have patients who know that they will sooner or later need knee replacement surgery. Some were planning on traveling and requested injections for pain relief. All of these patients had good temporary relief of their pain. However, the pain always returns sooner or later, and the patient runs the small but real risk of infection with any injection. Think carefully and discuss with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Is knee osteoarthritis can be cured?

Is knee osteoarthritis can be cured?

Not yet.: Not yet. There is no cure for oa other than joint replacement. There are often very effective treatments. With research into artificial cartilage and cartilage regeneration more effective treatments may be available in the future. ...Read more

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How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

It depend: There's no known cure for osteoarthritis, but treatments can help to reduce pain and maintain joint movement. Early stages. Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.Pain medications. Physical therapy.Try braces or shoe inserts.Cortisone shots. Lubrication injections.Surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Obese lady, 45 years, suffering from knee osteoarthritis in one leg; inability to bend knee. Frequent swelling & unbearable pain. Diclo-para ineffective?

Possible joint mouse: Could be joint mouse interfering with motion, . Evaluation for associated calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease would be helpful. Can to opposite side to take stress off the knee would help. Rheumatologic evaluation could identify specific medications to consider. ...Read more

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Knee osteoarthritis. Doc did ultrasound of my knees at her clinic. What can this test show? Can it show the amount of cartilage left? If not, X ray?

Knee osteoarthritis. Doc did ultrasound of my knees at her clinic. What can this test show? Can it show the amount of cartilage left? If not, X ray?

Ultrasound?: Ultrasound is very rarely used for knees. Usually weight - bearing ( standing) X-rays and MRI ( if needed) are useful w/ history and physical examination for diagnosis of knee OA.Best radio graphic study for loss of articular cartilage is MRI .Possibly your physician only has ultrasound available @ office(ob- gyn?).some physicians/ radiologists use US in office for ' cheap' dx.of rot.cuff tears.GL ...Read more

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I'm 23 and i've been getting crackling sound from my joints especially in my knees and back. Could it be osteoarthritis?

I'm 23 and i've been getting crackling sound from my joints especially in my knees and back. Could it be osteoarthritis?

No pain, no problem: Being 23, osteoarthritis is not likely. Crackling of your joints including the neck/back has not been shown to have any ill effect as long as in doing so it is not causing you any pain. In the young and active, crackling sounds in joints are quite common. If you have significant pain/stiffness that is adversely affecting your life/work/sleep etc...Consult your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a knee joint to feel like its burning on the inside so bad? I have osteoarthritis in it.

What would cause a knee joint to feel like its burning on the inside so bad? I have osteoarthritis in it.

Severe osteo--: -arthritis is a safe bet. Check with your orthopedic surgeon, as your May have just a flare up of your arthritis. An injection can easily quiet it down. ...Read more

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Every joint in my body is in pain, I have had replacements done both knees and one hip. I have osteoarthritis. Will I have to use a wheelchair?

Every joint in my body is in pain, I have had replacements done both knees and one hip. I have osteoarthritis. Will I have to use a wheelchair?

As last resort!!!: You need to try to keep moving as much as possible. Try water exercises. Get to ideal body weight. Continue on chronic pain medication (tramadol). Maybe physical therapy if you have not already tried. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs ...Read more