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What to do if arthritis pain in the knees?

What to do if arthritis pain in the knees?

Anti-inflammatories: For acute flare ups - nsaids - live Ibuprofen are very effective - max dose 800 tid. Beyond this pls see a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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 to do if I have arthritis in my knee, what can I do to ease the pain?

What to do if I have arthritis in my knee, what can I do to ease the pain?

Exercise and: Exercise and physical therapy help strengthen the muscles around the knees which can reduce pain. Talk to your doctor about setting you up with a program to help before you try any over the counter medications, talk to your doctor first to make sure that it is okay for you to take these medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent arthritis knee pain from obstructing my sleep?

What can I do to prevent arthritis knee pain from obstructing my sleep?

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. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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