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What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

What type of exercise are suitable to relief knee pain cause by osteoarthritis?

It depends: The types of exercises that you will tolerate with an arthritic knee depend to a large degree on the severity of the arthritis. If you have very severe arthritis then pool-based exercises can be quite beneficial. If you have more mild osteoarthritis, then light weightlifting, and light aerobic training can also be very useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

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


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Right knee pain started august 2012, could not stoop, pain virtually subsided 23, runner, osteoarthritis dr said@23 wrong joey?

Right knee pain started august 2012, could not stoop, pain virtually subsided 23, runner, osteoarthritis dr said@23 wrong joey?

Eval best choice: Getting a formal evaluation by specialist in joints and musculoskeletal medicine best. Choices include orthopedics, physiatrist, sports physician, or rheumatologist. Physical exam and a history are first in a work up. Large differential in young runner with "knee" pain. ...Read more

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I am 63. I have knee pain. My doctor says that it is osteoarthritis. I have heard that glucosamine? May help. What is it? Should I try it?

I am 63.  I have knee pain.  My doctor says that it is osteoarthritis. I have heard that glucosamine? May help.  What is it? Should I try it?

Good to try: Glucosamine and chondroiton are 2 over the counter supplements that are frequently packaged together and can provide relief from arthritis. Ask your pharmacist or health food store for a good preparation. You will need to take every day for best results. ...Read more

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I have atrial fib. And knee pain due to osteoarthritis .Now have swollen elbows with pain?

Varies: There are multiple potential cause of painful, swollen elbows in a patient with no injury; not likely related directly to your atrial fibrillation or bad knees. Most common causes are usually arthritic or inflammatory such as gout or an ilex rankin bursitis for example. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

Yes,given less walks: Knee arthritis often limits the amount of distance a patient can walk. The muscles in the lower leg help get fluid from the leg back to the heart and require a good amount of walking ideally at least 2500 steps a day. Otherwise, fluid can pool around the ankle. Also since arthritis goes all over the body an exam by Podiatry to check for ankle arthritis or sprain is indicated.PT or taping can help. ...Read more

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Knee pain, instability, and painful cracking. MRI notes meniscal degeneration, no tear and severe osteoarthritis. Am I looking at a knee replacement?

Maybe: Although the MRI shows severe Osteoarthritis the decision about knee replacement is based on how you are functioning rather than the MRI image. Physical Therapy, medications, weight control and non drug interventions (such as Tai Chi) can help to reduce pain/improve function. You may want to discuss a comprehensive program with your health care provider as well as an Orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more