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How can I heal really bad arthritis in the knee?

How can I heal really bad arthritis in the knee?

Difficult: Arthritis is almost impossible to heal, but with some new medical therapies, like prp and stem cell implantation, we can help a little, but it really almost impossible to reverse arthritis. The best thing to do is improve yourself functionally in other ways, including strengthening and stretching supporting leg musculature and weight loss, stay hydrated, continue low impact exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there 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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Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Why would arthritis in the knee cause fluid buildup?

Irritation : This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more

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Hi is there anything i can do for osteo arthritis in the knee nothing seems to help I have had shots but dr says he can't give me anymore the pain is?

Hi is there anything i can do for osteo arthritis in the knee nothing seems to help I have had shots but dr says he can't give me anymore the pain is?

Surgery: If you have bone on bone arthritis that has failed conservative management such as rest, activity modifications, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and viscosuplimentation (synvisc, supartz), then the only other reliable option is for a total knee replacement. ...Read more

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What is the best way to combat arthritis in the knee?

What is the best way to combat arthritis in the knee?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy to help as well. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What to expect from a traumatic arthritis in the knee?

What to expect from a traumatic arthritis in the knee?

More Arthritis: in the knee over time. Suggest starting a plan for maintaining your joint in best health so that this does not degenerate faster than expected or able to even slow down degeneration. ...Read more

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If someone has arthritis in the knee is it suppose to hurt all the time? Is degenerative a diagnosis on a mri?

If someone has arthritis in the knee is it suppose to hurt all the time? Is degenerative a diagnosis on a mri?

Varies: Arthritic knee pain tends to come and go. This is usually influenced by activity level, the weather, and diet. Frequently i start my patients on a stretching program, to avoid inflammatory foods, lose weight, and to stop smoking. Otc meds can be added, when needed. A ct scan can see degenerative arthritis, but not as early as an MRI can. ...Read more

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I have moderate arthritis and herniated discs plus annular tear in back with moderate arthritis in the knee. Is it ok to cycle 15 miles a day?

I have moderate arthritis and herniated discs plus annular tear in back with moderate arthritis in the knee. Is it ok to cycle 15 miles a day?

Cycling: Cycling is one of the lowest impact sports you can participate in and let alone one of the best for your heart! Avoid high impact sports like running to decrease wear and any symptoms you may experience from your back or knee. Keep on cycling! ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps when you have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

Depends: Depending on your age, duration, extent of disease process......Joints affected- nsaid, tylanol, steroid pill/ injection, methotrexate, colchicin, allopurinol, joint replacement, wt. Reduction, physical therapy, newer biologic agents...Anbrel, ant , calcium, vit d, splints, avoiding over use.....Are the ways. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound reveal arthritis in the knee?

Would an ultrasound reveal arthritis in the knee?

Sort of: You can use ultrasound for various skeletal applications. Diagnosing arthritis is possible depending on certain factors, but xray is usually used and MRI is the best. ...Read more

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What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

What type of doctor could help with advanced arthritis in the knee?

Orthopedics: Orthopedics would probably be the most helpful. Primary care and physiatry could also be very helpful. ...Read more

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Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Which type of knee brace is good for someone who has arthritis in the knee?

Hinged knee brace: Bracing may provide basic support which allows for a decrease in pain and increased daily function. With osteoarthritis, the general pain and discomfort due to wear and tear can be a daily struggle. Increasing the support to the surrounding structures minimizes the general overuse and constant pain that you may experience, allowing for an increased ability to perform the activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What treatments can an older woman with really bad arthritis in the knee and shoulder get?

What treatments can an older woman with really bad arthritis in the knee and shoulder get?

Steroid shots: I think this the best remedy for some body how have arthritis and can not have surgery. Beside that she could take tylenol (acetaminophen) arthritis medicine, also she could use cream or gel to apply on the skin over the joints. ...Read more

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What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

What can I do to help myslef if I have arthritis in the knee, shoulder, elbows, and wrists?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your arthritic pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. You could consider PRP or even stem cell therapies as well. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in the knee i don't think I have this b/c i didn't injured myself the pain is awful front of knee & back pain?

What causes arthritis in the knee i don't think I have this b/c i didn't injured myself the pain is awful front of knee & back pain?

Osteoarthritis: The most likely reason is ligament or cartilage damage. This leads to excessive sliding and grinding of the joint. This results in osteoarthritis which in this case is degenerative wear and tear of the knee joint. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

What can I do to relieve the pain of synovitis in the ankle and arthritis in the knee?

No enough info: What is the cause of the synovitis of the ankle? That answer will dictate the proper treatment. The same goes for the knee issue. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How many steroid injections for arthritis in the knee can a person have within a year before consideration of a knee replacement?

How many steroid injections for arthritis in the knee can a person have within a year before consideration of a knee replacement?

Varies: The recommendations vary, but in general i tell my patients that 3 injections in a 6 month period is the limit. If you think about it, you really would not want to keep getting them unless they were lasting longer anyway. There are other types of injections that can be done as well that may last longer such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What does arthritis of the knee look like?

What does arthritis of the knee look like?

Depends : On the severity and type of arthritis. For the most part. Worn out, joint space, or meniscus. ...Read more

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Arthritis of the knee?

Arthritis of the knee?

Yep.: Pretty common. Treat with avoidance of severe knee stress, regular exercise, Acetaminophen and non steroidal meds. ...Read more

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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