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Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?
Knee u/s showed bursitis.tendenitis.patellar tendenitis.tendinosis. bruised? lcl. help? dr suggest ED cortizone shot or mega advil (ibuprofen).?
Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies for arthritic knee pain and tendon issues. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is Regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx.Com. ...Read more
Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho. ...Read more
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Horses yes: Dmso has been used for years to reduce the joint pain of horses. There is also considerable evidence going back decades that DMSO may help human joint pain but its saftey profile is still the issue. The drug is absorbed quite well through the skin and could cause side effects systemically. My recommendation is do not use it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An option: This is one medication that is used, but as with all medications there are benefits and risks. See: http://goo.Gl/dolko. ...Read more
Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large amounts of the plant are eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested. No herbal remedy has conclusively shown benefits for hiatal hernia symptoms when studied scientifically. ...Read more
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
On lg dose cipro (ciprofloxacin) & levaquin for diverticulitis had bicep tendon ligament, both rotator cuffs, acl, meniscus, all tear. No warnings, r drs responsible?
Diverticulitis: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin are antibiotics often used for diverticulitis, also often used with metronidazole. I am unaware of any relationship, or possible mechanism that either the diverticulitis or the antibiotics can cause the orthopedic problems you mentioned. I would also add that a proper exam by an orthopedist, usually with sophisticated imaging is required to make those diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need arthroscopy: Usually arthroscopy can fully determine and often treat a torn meniscus. Mri might be interpreted incorrectly and often a surgeon will either find the MRI not representing what they see during video arthroscopy. The ulcer however should be better explained as it can be due to a number of causes and treatment will vary depending on the cause. Find an orthopedic specialist who treats athletes. ...Read more
Certainly can be, if: Your orthopod recommended it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain Rx: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers