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What Is Good For Arthritis In The Knee
What is good for severe arthritis pain, stiffness, painful knee popping? I have a lot of degenerative things going on my back, knees, etc.. Is there something natural i can do to help relieve the pain? That is healthy with not a lot of damaging side affec
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe - maybe not: It depends on the type you have. Exercise can strengthen the muscles about the knee and good muscle tine is good for knee arthritis. If you have knee damage then this impact loading can make the arthritis worse. You need to discuss your arthritis with your physician and maybe see a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring nearly 1000 lbs of force on the knee joint. A schwinn airdyne is very good, because you also use arms and spread the work to upper extremity as well. Isometric exercises are also helpful! ...Read more
Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?
Arthritis: Arthritis by definition is the loss or wearing away of the articular cartilage within the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, the cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components, thereby getting rid of the arthritis permanently. For severe, end-stage arthritis, knee replacement is the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom dr said she have arthritis in her knee what is a good home remendy she take ibprovin 600mg 3time a day?
Arthritis self help: Arthritis pain is a common cause for knee pain. Please understand that there are 100's of different types of arthritis. General recommendations for treatment options includes: 1. Maintain good BMI and body weight 2. Low impact cardiovascular exercise 3-5/week (cycling or swimming) 3. Simple knee supports: neopreme 4. Topical ointments 5. Heat treatment may be helpful 6. Shoes: orthotics ...Read more
Might be...: There is a special brace called an unloading brace which may be beneficial to certain kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis mostly). A stabilizing brace is only of use if the joint is unstable. A plain neoprene sleeve for compression may give a patient comfort, but not so much stability. Check with your doc as to which type may benefit this patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a total knee replacement surgery for 87 year old woman in good health, but horrible arthritis?
Depends: Arthritis can be horrifically painful and disabling. If the patient is healthy enough and willing to accept some risks then surgery is recommended. Major risks assuming the surgery is done correctly include: infection, blood clots, heart attack, stroke and even death (these are rare but they can happen) major benefits are pain relief and major improvement in quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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