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What Is The Side Effect Of Both Rheumatic And Osteoarthriritis
Limited or systemic?: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear on specific joints. This is common in the hands, knees, shoulder, hips, etc - joints that have been used a lot. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic (whole body) inflammation that can affect many joints and can even give symptoms like fever, weakness, or fatigue - not just localized pain. ...Read more
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is 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 and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
Go to NY in 5 days. Knee osteoarthritis n pain if walk for long. Steroid jab or others to walk without pain?Immediate n long term risks n side effect?
Maybe: I have patients who know that they will sooner or later need knee replacement surgery. Some were planning on traveling and requested injections for pain relief. All of these patients had good temporary relief of their pain. However, the pain always returns sooner or later, and the patient runs the small but real risk of infection with any injection. Think carefully and discuss with your Doctor. ...Read more
In the past I have had severe side effects from anti inflammetary drugs i now have osteoarthritis would naxopren be advisable?
The nsaid ketoprfen helps my osteoarthritis a lot.. But I am only 50 and worry about the long term side effects. What do you think?
Speak with Doctor: Usually long term use of nsaids may have effects on the kidneys, GI system and cardiovascular issues. You should speak with your doctor to make sure you are stable with your kidney function, make sure you don't have significant cardiovascular risk factors (high blood pressure or history of heart attack, stroke, etc) and make sure you don't have any GI upset issues for long term use to be safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have osteoarthritis in my right knee and one side is real bad the dr said i need surgery but not for 10 yrs my knee won't last that long?
Arthitis knee: Get a second opinon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was diagnosed w/osteoarthritis in left hip at 41, 3 yrs later leg often gives out & i lurch to side, feels like hip is giving way. Are the 2 related?
Could be: You may lurch from the pain but i suspect you may also have some lumbar disc disease compounding your problems. If you are overweight, the single best thing you can do is lose weight. If you smoke you need to quit. Add some supplemental calcium of 1500mg/day and add some vitamin d if you tend to be a more indoors girl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for ideas--elderly relative, wheelchair bound, paralyzed lft side, bad osteoarthritis in rt knee. Refuses pt, trad meds/injections not working?
Aqua-therapy: Would she consider aqua therapy? Therapeutic exercises in the water can be easier to tolerate and can be a good first step toward a wheelchair bound patient regaining their independence. Thank you. ...Read more
What is usually done for a displaced meniscus to prevent osteoarthritis forming? I have having a lot of medial side pain doc told me to live with it?
Meniscus padding : Missing the meniscus decreases the cushion on your joints. Although there is no way to replace that cushion at this time you can try to have a lateral or medial heel wedge in your shoes depending on the side removed. Appropriately fitted this could shift the pressure to the side with the intact meniscus when you were walking, running etc. Also appropriate exercises such as quadriceps strengthening is important. ...Read more
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