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What Is The Best Artificial Knee Joint Available For Today
Depends: It depends on the cause of the knee pain. If it is pain associated with arthritis, we often have to evaluate what type of exercise you are doing and make adjustments. If pain is from internal derangement such as a meniscus tear, it might need to be addressed surgically. If pain is overuse in nature, resting, icing, compression will be effective. ...Read more
NSAIDS: If arthritis is what you have been diagnosed with, then what kind is it and trying simple tylenol (acetaminophen) first for pain control or nsaids such as advil or aleive especially if there is any inflammation. If no benefit seek medical consultation so a proper regimine can be assessed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type?: There is a long list of diagnostic possibilities for a joint swelling. Analysis of the fluid of the joint may help.Depending of the cause, the treatment may vary. We start offering antiinflamatories or Acetaminophen topical or local ointments and some elastic support , local heat or cold. Injections of cortisone ( or short course of cortisone in pill form are good when there is no infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bursitis and shoulder impingement the same thing and what are the best treatment options for permanent relief
Multi-Modal approach: Here are many non surgical options of things to try to reduce pain or improve function before moving on to surgery. -ice -nsaids -nutritional supplements that reduce inflammation -good hydration -reducing caffeine -knee braces -knee compression sleeves -physical therapy & exercise -cortisone injections -lubricant injections (hylauronic acid) -avoiding lots of stairs or ladders -accupuncture. ...Read more
Cartilage: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?
Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee pain: The right first thing to do is to see an orthopedist for a diagnosis of the cause of the pain . Then a treatment plan can be developed . ...Read more
Diclofenac: In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes ...Read more
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