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Will A Knee Replacement Get Rid Of Arthritis Pain
Balance risk: Knee replacement is a tough procedure and requires significant physical therapy after surgery. There is a small percentage of unsatisfied patients but if the pt is desperate or have to take strong painkillers around the clock and has no significant risks for the surgery is better to run the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement
Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions(with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial ?
Knee pain: There are a couple of options for internal scar tissue. One is physical therapy. Another is a cortisone injection by your orthopedic surgeon or finally you may need to have the scar tissue removed by your orthopedic surgeon. Talk to your surgeon and work out a game plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: Early: large quantities of herbal/nutritional antiinflammatories. Msm/glucosamine help to rebuild cartilage i find the injectable and sublingual forms superior to the pills. Prescriptions drugs are a danger to liver, kidneys, heart and stomach and should be considered short term. Advanced problems may require surgery and knee replacement to eliminate the problem. Don't forget physical therapy. ...Read more
I need a total hip replacement as a result pf severe osteoarthritis can I receive cortisone shots to relieve pain til the scheduled operation. ?
Hx of osteoarthritis in numerous joints now hip pain radiating to groin walking a lot exacerbates how can I get relief without NSAIDs (allergic)?
Many options: Assuming this is from your hip joint, anti inflammation can come from curcumin (from turmeric), devils claw, or a prescription alt. med called embrel-500. Injections to,the hip, and physical,therapy to improve gait pattern or add modalities such as diathermy, ultrasound, or red laser. ...Read more
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
I'm in need of a hip replacement but my age is a con, I'm 17 how can I try to get rid of my pain, with ongoing problems to put off the hip replacement?
Keep lean: Currently there are no great solutions unfortunately. ...Read more
I need to find the cost of steroid or gel injections for osteoarthrites of my knees to relieve pain.
Wrong Forum: I am happy to have you here on health tap, but this is a question that is best answered by the team or clinic where you are going to have these procedures done. None of us here can speak for them. ...Read more
How many steroid injections for arthritis in the knee can a person have within a year before consideration of a knee replacement?
Varies: The recommendations vary, but in general i tell my patients that 3 injections in a 6 month period is the limit. If you think about it, you really would not want to keep getting them unless they were lasting longer anyway. There are other types of injections that can be done as well that may last longer such as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) as well. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Hip pain as a consequence of progressive degeneration and arthritis will lead to hip replacement or orthoscopy ??
Hip pain treatments: Hip degeneration is common, and doesn't lead to replacement unless the joint is badly damaged. Weight control, balanced walking, and hip muscle strengthening, will preserve the joint. ...Read more
Let food be your med: Start w/ an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). This takes time but will serve you well in the long run. Add antiinflammatory herbs like turmeric, ginger, rosemary to your food or supplements. Try same (but not if bipolar or prostate cancer) with b-complex. Start same 400 mg/ day up to 800 mg 2x/ day. Glucosamine helpful 500 mg 3x/ day. 2-3 months for full effects. Capsaicin cream (careful). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the usual procedure for getting rid of a dibilitating and painful synovial cyst in the knee joint? I can barely walk and the knee is popping.
Ortho eval: Due to your severe pain and impaired mobility, it is important to see the orthopedic surgeon for further eval. If a synovial cyst is confirmed as the cause, the ortho can provide you with appropriate treatment whether it is aspirating the cyst or excision of the cyst. There are several other causes of knee pain so it's important to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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