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Injection Joint Relief Pain 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had knee pain & did physicaltherapy last year, yesterday i found i've knee osteoarthritis, may it be now the cause of physical therapy?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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