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Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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2 years ago, I had knee replacement. After extensive p/t, I am suffering with spasms in the knee area at night or when relaxing. My doc prescr. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 5 mg. At night. No relief. Help.

2 years ago, I had knee replacement. After extensive p/t, I am suffering with spasms in the knee area at night or when relaxing. My doc prescr. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 5 mg. At night. No relief. Help.

Second opinion?: It might be time to get a second opinion. You could certainly also go back to your current treating doctor and let them know that you have had no relief. ...Read more

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Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?

Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?

Observe: After knee replacement or other major surgery there can be either numbness or hypersensitivity of local nerves. When you put "heat" creme on hypersensitive nerves, it can cause a burning sensation. It's probably not dangerous. Worth watching if the sensation gets better when you withhold the creme. The main thing to do is make sure you get your range of motion back and strengthen you knee. ...Read more

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Will total knee replacement help my problem? Both legs from knees to feet ache all day and night. Top of feet sore to touch. Walking 20 to 30 minutes is extent of mobility time. Must sit for a few minutes.

Will total knee replacement help my problem? Both legs from knees to feet ache all day and night. Top of feet sore to touch. Walking 20 to 30 minutes is extent of mobility time. Must sit for a few minutes.

Not Sure: Knee replacement probably will not help your problem. The description of an ache form the knees to the top of the feet that that gets worse with walking and requires you to sit down after 20-30 min sounds more like a back problem called spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis in both knees but I am too young for knee replacement how can I manage the pain, I can, t get around very well.

I have osteoarthritis in both knees but I am too young for knee replacement how can I manage the pain, I can, t get around very well.

Arthritis exercise.: Osteoarthritis is best treated with regular exercise and being at your ideal weight. The pain can be treated with acetaminophen, and anti inflammatory medications, such as naproxen, and ibuprofen. Injections to knees with steroids, or the use of Hyaluronate products are effective. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

See Ortho doc: You may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you. ...Read more

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On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as I expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as I expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue ...Read more

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I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage.
Possible meds include
pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin)
anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc
opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too)
seek specialty advice. ...Read more

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What are injection options for knees that won't further deteriorate the joint? Trying to prolong total knee replacement but am in immense pain

What are injection options for knees that won't further deteriorate the joint? Trying to prolong total knee replacement but am in immense pain

Viscosupplementation: If it is from an early degenerative phenomena, then viscosupplementation can be used in which the injected material is somewhat similar to normal synovial fluid is another option beyond steroid injections. ...Read more

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When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis will cause pain, swelling, and instability (particularly when descending stairs). When these issues affect your quality of life, and other measures have failed, knee replacement may be indicated. A well-done knee replacement should last 20-25 yrs. ...Read more

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Knee replacement pain after one year is this normal?

Look for other cause: There are many potential sources of knee pain. Hip pain can be referred to the knee. A pinched nerve in the back can cause knee pain. The superficial nerves at round the knee can become sensitized. A physiatrist can help determine the cause and prescribe treatments. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Husband had knee replacement it went bad. What are our options now?

Husband had knee replacement it went bad. What are our options now?

Depends?: If your husband has developed an infection then the best option is to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who is specially trained in joint replacement surgery to give you options. ...Read more

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What risks and potential complications are associated with knee replacement in nigeria?

??: Having worked in africa (not in nigeria)
i would not be big on recommending complicated surgery in many places in africa
i hear tell that South Africa has a good medical care system
i do not really know about nigeria
? Why would you want it done in nigeria. ...Read more

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How useful is a total knee replacement?

VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How difficult is a total knee replacement?

How difficult is a total knee replacement?

Depend: Difficulty of doing a knee replacement depends on the surgeon; anyone who does about a hundred replacements every year should have no problems doing a virgin replacement. ...Read more

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When am I too young for a total knee replacement?

When am I too young for a total knee replacement?

Never too young: When all conservative options have been exhausted, and symptoms have become disabling, then it is time for knee replacement, regardless of age. Current knee replacement techniques result in 20-30 years of pain free function 95% of the time. If you are young, then you might anticipate that revision knee replacement might be necessary in your future. ...Read more

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When should someone get a total knee replacement?

When should someone get a total knee replacement?

See details: When there is advanced arthritis, major pain and conservative therapies have failed. ...Read more

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Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

You could be 20 year: Knee replacement usually done for older individual but if you have certain disease which make your mobility restricted and have a lot pain could be done early, check with your doctor he will advise you. It is all about the quality of life? ...Read more

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What can I expect if I get partial knee replacement?

What can I expect if I get partial knee replacement?

Partial knee: You can expect relief from arthritis that involves only one compartment of the knee. The recovery is quick and patients often return to work after 2 weeks and get back to low impact sports by 6-8 weeks. However, 35 is young for a partial knee. The implant has 85-90% chance of lasting 10 years but the risks of revision are higher in young patients. Make sure there are no other options. ...Read more

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What are you supposed to do post-op knee replacement?

What are you supposed to do post-op knee replacement?

TKA: Postop you will be in hospital for a few days, then either go home or to a rehab hospital. Either way you will need several months of pt and home exercises. Pain can be significant at first, but improves steadily over the 1st 3-6 weeks. You will be feeling really good and back to most normal activities by 3 months although full recovery can take 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

Total knee recovery: Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt.
However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more

Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone (femur), the upper end of the shin bone (tibia) and the undersurface of ...Read more