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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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What are some good arthritis knee pain relief (for very extreme pain)?

What are some good arthritis knee pain relief (for very extreme pain)?

Anti-inflammatories: The anti-inflammatories are the main-stay treatment for oa (osteoarthritis). Ibuprofen tends to be very effective for flare ups - max dose 800mg tid. Beyond this pls see your doc or a rheumatologist. ...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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Is jump roping good for you if you have arthritis in your knees?

Is jump roping good for you if you have arthritis in your knees?

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

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What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

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

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What are good remedies for arthritis in the back of the knee?

What are good remedies for arthritis in the back of the knee?

Get knee evaluated: If the knee pain is significant and has been present for a while you should really have it x rayed and evaluated if you have not done so already. At age 32, i would not self treat but would determine the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis ?

What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis ?

See details: Exercise, time, heat and aleve (naproxen) or advil. There is no guarantee that any of this will work. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Please describe a good vigorous exercise for someone with arthritis in the right knee?

Please describe a good vigorous exercise for someone with arthritis in the right knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more

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What is a good, vigorous exercise for someone suffering from arthritis in the right knee?

What is a good, vigorous exercise for someone suffering from arthritis in the right knee?

Swimming, bicycling: If you have knee arthritis, you should avoid exercises such as running, which places too much pressure on this joint. Exercises gentle on the knees include bicycling, swimming, elliptical machine, walking. ...Read more

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Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis? .

Does knee replacement treat arthritis? Is knee replacement a good option for treating arthritis?

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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 more

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My mom dr said she have arthritis in her knee what is a good home remendy she take ibprovin 600mg 3time a day?

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

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Is a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

Is a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

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 more

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Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.

Patient has arthritis in the knew is ice good for knee. What about exercise? She is not able to lift leg and walk.

See details: If the arthritis is severe the only option may be joint replacement assuming the person is medically cleared for surgery. Other options include meds and injectable lubricants. Have the knee evaluated to better understand the options. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a total knee replacement surgery for 87 year old woman in good health, but horrible arthritis?

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 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