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Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Are there physical precautions and diet control for osteoarthritis of knee?

Yes: With osteoarthritis of the knee it is important to maintain proper body weight since every bit of extra weight magnifies the forces the knee feels. Physical precautions include limiting pounding and twisting activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Precautions to take in hip arthritis?

Precautions to take in hip arthritis?

Precautions: Pain/agony at rest, no response to arthritis medication, unable to bear any weight on the affected side: all are signs that you may need hip replacent or injections of antiinflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Acl deficient knee (injury 1999) current age- 30 yrs rare buckling once/year not active lifestyle gym injury-medial meniscus (2012) advise ACL surg?

Acl deficient knee (injury 1999)
current age- 30 yrs
rare buckling once/year
not active lifestyle
gym injury-medial meniscus  (2012)
advise ACL surg?

Maybe: If you are happy with your current activity level/lifestyle and not buckling with everyday activities you may not need to have acl reconstruction. If you want to eventually return to jumping, pivoting, change of direction activities then you might consider surgery. An experienced sports medicine ortho can guide you towards making an appropriate decision. ...Read more

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Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc. 2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.

Age 77.  Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements.  Walking badly with arthritic knee.  ? Continue or knee replacement.

Knee arthritis: The real issues that makes you have surgery is how limited are you and how painful is it. If the answers are "significant" then surgery is done to offer a better quality of life. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation injections( syngvisc or Orthovisc) to help lubricate the joints and if in pain cortisone . ...Read more

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Is walking recommended for knee arthiritis and knee pain ?

Is walking recommended for knee arthiritis and knee pain ?

Yes.: yes, but start slowly with a distance (ehther it is half bloc or a mile) that does not produce pain during, after, or the next day. then build up gradually,like by 10% each week. NEVER go into pain. Exercise helps the moemtn of fluid in the joint, clenaing the cartilege of toxic products and bringing in nutrition. Just resting is not good for one. You need to get up and move. ...Read more

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Delaminated cartilage in knee from repet kneeling. Mri diagnosed. Workers comp. Mild/moderate pain daily. What are my longterm treatment options?

Delaminated cartilage in knee from repet kneeling. Mri diagnosed. Workers comp.  Mild/moderate pain daily. What are my longterm treatment options?

PROLOTHERAPY: Prolotherapy and or platelet rich plasma therapy to the knee and stop the job as you can not stay on your knees like that. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for a dooctor and more information. ...Read more

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RHEUMATOLOGIST Have Acquired Hypermobile knee joints. Exercise to strenghten hips & knees will that positively prevent hips from becoming lax?

RHEUMATOLOGIST Have Acquired Hypermobile knee joints.  Exercise to strenghten hips & knees will that positively prevent hips from becoming lax?

Yes: Stengthening the muscles that support an unstable joint can help to varying degrees. There are specific physical therapy programs that may be of benefit and are generally known as stabilization exercises; bracing may be of benefit in some cases as well. Finally, surgical procedures are available as somewhat of a last resort. ...Read more

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How are knee belts useful in reducing knee pain due to arthritis?

How are knee belts useful in reducing knee pain due to arthritis?

Depends: Some people with very specific types of knee arthritis in which one area of the knee is "worn down" far more than the rest can get some relief by wearing a brace that shifts the body weight off the "worn" area. This only works if you have the type of arthritis specified, and custom-fitted braces work better. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine supplements protect my knee cartilage from osteoarthritis?

Can glucosamine supplements protect my knee cartilage from osteoarthritis?

Study results on this question have been mixed, with some suggesting possible benefit and some showing no benefit on cartilage protection: Glucosamine is one of the substances in your body that is used to build cartilage. The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis wears away the slick cartilage that covers the ends of your bones and helps joints move smoothly. Study results have been varied, partly because not all the studies have used the same type of glucosamine. And not all the studies included a placebo comparison, or ensured that neither the patient nor the researchers knew which pill was being administered. That said, glucosamine is relatively inexpensive and safe. If other treatments aren't helping, you might want to talk to your doctor about whether a trial of glucosamine is right for you. It may take up to four months before you see any pain relief. ...Read more

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Looking for beachbody workout that doesn't stress knees. Are the modified steps in t25 safe for knee problems? Pls no vmo responses.

Looking for beachbody workout that doesn't stress knees. Are the modified steps in t25 safe for knee problems? Pls no vmo responses.

Not sure: First, I do not know what a vmo answer is. But i did review the t25 program. Exercise plans that are weight bearing on the knees will stress the knee at some point. If you can do the program outside the knee program and then modify the knee program where you can do it in a shallow pool you will significantly reduce the stress on your knees as the gravitational effect will be markedly reduced. ...Read more

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Supplements for fibromyalgia, under active thyroid & osteoarthritis?

Supplements for fibromyalgia, under active thyroid & osteoarthritis?

Unproven: Some patients swear they feel better with certain dietary changes, and I have no reason to doubt them... But no single change works for everyone, and most changes don't help at all. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Is it ok to do weight lifting and weight bearing excercises if diagnosed with stage 2 knee and hip osteoarthritis ?

Yes: Your limitations will be based on your endurance limit and tolerance. The concept of saving the joint does not apply. Use it as much as you can. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

Is physical therapy effective in managing midfoot arthritis? How so?

It can be of benefit: Physical therapy can be helpful in strengthening, decreasing pain, improving proprioception / balance, and improving range of motion. ...Read more

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Can knee orthoritis cure with exercises?

Can knee orthoritis cure with exercises?

No : One can't cure arthritis. It is like the tires wearing down on your car. You can't just slap some rubber back on. Exercises, however, can be helpful to maintain range of motion and strength which can help the joint function better and decrease pain. ...Read more

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85 year old torn meniscus in right knee, pain/inflammation when walking. Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

85 year old  torn meniscus in right knee,  pain/inflammation when walking.  Recommend hyaluronic acid joint injection? Other non-surgical therapies?

If your joint is in-: -good condition, a menisectomy would be advised, even if borderline. This can slow down further degeneration & possibly avoid a replacement. Hyaluronic acid if the joint is bad & the only option is a replacement, if you are one of the people that get great results, you still may avoid a TKA. If successful they do need to be repeated over time. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more