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I got x rays shows I have osteoarthritis in both my knees i'm taking meloxicam , tylenol (acetaminophen) and vicodin just to get threw work how bad is that for me?

I got x rays shows I have osteoarthritis in both my knees i'm taking meloxicam , tylenol (acetaminophen) and vicodin just to get threw work how bad is that for me?

Not good: It is dangerous to rely on narcotics such as vicodin to relieve knee pain. The potential for addiction is significant. Have injectable lubricants been tried? Have nsaids other then Meloxicam been tried? See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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


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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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Iv been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee from an xray after a fall does this mean I could hav osteoarthritis in other joints as well?

Iv been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knee from an xray after a fall does this mean I could hav osteoarthritis in other joints as well?

Knee pain: Usually yes , Trauma directed to a specific joint can draw ones attention to that area and can even activate or accelerate the usual symptoms of pain , stiffness , which worsens with activity. Keep your weight down, strengthen your muscles and try some glucosamine . ...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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How is knee osteoarthritis treated?

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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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 to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

How to treat osteoarthritis in knee?

Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...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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Might i get SSI for osteoarthritis in both knees?

Might i get SSI for osteoarthritis in both knees?

Probably not: Most of the time, arthritis in the knees can be addressed with surgery. Many people function very well with knee replacement surgery. They can lead productive, active lifestyles. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the remedy for osteoarthritis knee?

Help please? What is the remedy for osteoarthritis knee?

Conservative: Conservative treatments usually preferred such as weight loss, therapy, etc. See your ortho doc for an eval first. ...Read more

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