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My grandaunt has severe knee and feet pain.She doesn't have arthritis but has osteoporosis.Is there a treatment and cure for it.She can hardly walk.

My grandaunt has severe knee and feet pain.She doesn't have arthritis but has  osteoporosis.Is there a treatment and cure for it.She can hardly walk.

See details: The pain she experiences is not related to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis only causes pain if there is a fracture involved. I would doubt an 81 year does not have some degree of arthritis. Have her see a rheumatologist. There is no cure for osteoporosis but there are very effective therapies. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

Weight bearing activ: Weight bearing activity is advisable and could include walking or water aerobics. ...Read more

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On a nuclear scintascan, how is arthritis, inflammation and osteoporosis shown, are they in different grey scales?

On a nuclear scintascan, how is arthritis, inflammation and osteoporosis shown, are they in different grey scales?

Inflam=more uptake: Areas of increased blood flow and inflammation with cause more uptake in that area on a bone scan. So if someone has an inflammatory arthritis, we would look for increased uptake along both sides of a joint. Bone scintigraphy is not good to evaluate osteoporosis. You would need a dexa scan for that. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

What are the risk factors for arthritis osteoporosis and injuries from falls?

depends: Not sure what you mean by arthritis osteoporosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment with steroids decreases bone density and strength (osteoporosis) and increases risk of fractures. Being elderly, having low sodium, family history of hip fracture and excessive alcohol intake also increase risk of osteoporosis and broken bones. ...Read more

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Does cheese help arthritis or osteoporosis?

Not much: The calcium i cheese can help with the treatment of osteoporosis but not much to help arthritis. ...Read more

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Can bilateral oopherectomy cause arthritis as well as osteoporosis?

Can bilateral oopherectomy cause arthritis as well as osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis.?: Yes on that, but maybe on the arthritis, since estrogen levels drop and many women develop male dominant spondylitis at middle age. I did notice you take tamoxifen. Evista (raloxifene) would be better for bones and equally effective in breast ca prevention, although not fda approved! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can common disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis etc affect our mobility and locomotion?

Can you tell me how can common disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis etc affect our mobility and locomotion?

See details: Arthritic effects mobility but either limiting joint range of motion or causing pain with use. Osteoporosis generally does not limit mobility unless there is a fracture. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more