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Doctor insights on: Marginal Osteophytes Knee Treatment In Ayurveda

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Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

This means arthritis: This means some degree of degenerative arthritis

various options are available but none will cure the problem

discuss with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Osteophyte (Definition)

An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more


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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have osteophyte fomations in my knee what do doctors do for that?

If I have osteophyte fomations in my knee what do doctors do for that?

He will help to: Take care of them, possibly by cleaning the joint arthoscopicaly. ...Read more

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What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri? Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri? Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

See answer: Osteophytes are bony spurs – often degenerative in nature. The bright signal intensity on MRI examinations is from hydrogen ions – bony spurs are largely calcium and don’t have significant hydrogen content. See your dr. To determine their significance in your case. ...Read more

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When you have a osteophyte formation does that cause your knee to clunk and give way?

When you have a osteophyte formation does that cause your knee to clunk and give way?

Arthritis: Sounds like you had xray showing arthritis. Pain meds and physical therapy focusing on quadriceps strengthening exercises is initial treatment followed by steroid shot, MRI and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout? What is the remedy?

In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout? What is the remedy?

No: Osteophytes ar e like little spurs this is consistent with arthritic changes not gout. With gout you will see a marcel's sign which is an erosion of bone like a punched out lesion (with a cortical overhang) which means the shell of the bone overhangs the part that is eroded. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

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Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs, not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda. Can she take English medicine immediately?

Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs, not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda. Can she take English medicine immediately?

Treatment not Meds: Venous leg ulcers usually require external compression with special wraps (jobst stockings), and leg elevation, possibly with water pills. The mechanical elevation and support is the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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I had a MRI that showed one side of knee was wore down to the bone and have bone spurs in knee tried everything for pain haven't slept got 6 days help?

I had a MRI that showed one side of knee was wore down to the bone and have bone spurs in knee tried everything for pain haven't slept got 6 days help?

Possible replacement: To have that description of joint damage at 33 years old is unusual. Discuss options with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my knee. What can I do to easy the pain without taken pills?

I have bone spurs in my knee. What can I do to easy the pain without taken pills?

Depends.: Depends on where the spurs are, and how big they are. If they're minor and don't affect the motion of the knee joint, then you may benefit from icing the knee and participating in physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is a osetophyte formation in the knee mean? Where is the medial mensicus root? Any pictures of the what it looks like I know that it is inside?

What is a osetophyte formation in the knee mean? Where is the medial mensicus root? Any pictures of the what it looks like I know that it is inside?

Medial meniscus: See image. Black arrows point to medial meniscus roots; white to lateral meniscus roots. The anterior & posterior cruciate ligaments have been removed to better visualize the roots. ...Read more

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I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

Yes.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. They can grow along a person's entire skeletal structure, including the knees. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more

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How long should I use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

How long should I use crutches after a left knee arthroscopy to remove bone spurs?

Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. If all you had was a debridement. Then there is nothing that you are going to damage by walking on it. ...Read more

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My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

Spurs are normal: Over time your knee adds bone as a bitressing agent in areas where there is added stress.

They are usually not symptomatic.

If they hurt or are point tender then they are not normal spurs. They could be fractured or bruised or a ligament nearby could be torn. You could have a meniscus tear which cannot be seen on xray.

Ask your ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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Can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? I have a large one on my L knee where I had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.

Can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? I have a large one on my L knee where I had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.

Pain is the issue.: I assume you are having pain in the front of your knee that wasn't resolved with a procedure, perhaps, a lateral release, If this is the case, some patients require a more complicated procedure assuming you have failed a course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan. Is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??

Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan. Is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??

Generally,: Finding a meniscal tear and bone spurs on a knee MRI doesn't require a bone scan for further evaluation. There must be something else they are concerned about, but it is difficult to speculate with limited information. Talk to your doctor about why the bone scan is needed. ...Read more

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Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Cartilage loss: Bone on bone in MRI shows severe articular cartilage loss. You seem to be young to have lost such extensive cartilage. See a rheumatologist to evaluate reasons for such extensive cartilage loss. You don't mention any prior injury. Need to see an orthopedist for possible surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have had an xray on both my knees and was told I have bone spurs and bone islands in my knees. It is painful to walk up or down stairs, help?

I have had an xray on both my knees and was told I have bone spurs and bone islands in my knees. It is painful to walk up or down stairs, help?

Bone spurs/island: Bone spurs and islands have different causes. Bone spurs or osteophytes are thickened areas of bone that form at areas of bone stress, injury, wear. Common in arthritic conditions. Contrary to its name, most spurs are smooth, not sharp and are asymptomatic. Bone islands are areas of thicker or cortical bone that are found in areas of softer bone (cancellous) and occur from birth and are benign. ...Read more

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I have very little cartilage in knee very painful all the time had shots mobic (meloxicam) knee brace pain meds pt have bone spurs nothing helps help opinions?

I have very little cartilage in knee very painful all the time had shots mobic (meloxicam) knee brace pain meds pt have bone spurs nothing helps help opinions?

Seedetails: Have you tried injectable lubricants such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) or orthovisc? You can also try another NSAID as Mobic is not all that strong. Knee replacement surgery is generally avoided in someone so young. ...Read more

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My orthopedic Dr said the cartilage is gone in my knee. Also have bone spurs. Will PT help? He said eventually I'll need a total knee replacement.

My orthopedic Dr said the cartilage is gone in my knee. Also have bone spurs. Will PT help? He said eventually I'll need a total knee replacement.

Yes: yes physical therapy is important. The better your muscle tone is the better your knee will be. If eventually you need to have a total knee replacement you will have a much better outcome with good muscle tone. Do not avoid physical therapy. Please have your physician send you to physical therapy. ...Read more

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18yrs, fem. Acute leg pain from 5 months more in hip-thigh. Taking pain killers, calcium tablets. Not satisfied with doctor. On Ayurvedic treatment now?

18yrs, fem. Acute leg pain from 5 months more in hip-thigh. Taking pain killers, calcium tablets. Not satisfied with doctor. On Ayurvedic treatment now?

Need workup: Have you had xrays, any other investigations? A detailed examination is necessary. Pain in that region could originate from a wide variety of sources. ...Read more

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My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

Therapy & Bracing: Patella (kneecap) subluxation or frank dislocation (requiring reduction) can be from trauma (bad luck), underlying soft tissue (muscles) or bony alignment issues (also bad luck!), or a combination of both. Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon may be indicated to review the various options that will work best with your knee. X-rays and even an MRI or CT will provide important diagnostic information ...Read more

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I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now I can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

I had plica removed along with a chondroplasty now I can't straighten my knee. I was told that I have arthrofibrosis. What is the treatment for that?

Depends.: Arthrofibrosis is scar tissue. Sometimes it will respond to an oral medication called a Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dosepack (prednisone). If that fails, you may need arthroscopic surgery to remove the scar tissue. Keep up with your physical therapy motion exercises. ...Read more

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The inner part of my knee has been hurting. I don't remember hurting it. I dance and do gymnastics. What is wrong and what treatment should Idow/odoc?

The inner part of my knee has been hurting. I don't remember hurting it. I dance and do gymnastics. What is wrong and what treatment should Idow/odoc?

Knee exam needed: Consider going to your PCP or orthopaedic surgeon to have a thorough knee exam. They would determine whether X-Rays or an MRI is indicated. If you have discrete joint line tenderness, you may have sustained a medial meniscal tear or perhaps an MCL sprain-- both extremely common knee injuries. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: How is the kneecap alignment? Have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. If it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for locked knee?

What is the best treatment for locked knee?

Knee arthroscopy: A locked knee is generally caused by a meniscal tear or loose body. Both of these can be treated with knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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