Yes, but hold on. Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However, the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons has a position statement recommending against their use because of a randomized controlled trial showing no difference with placebo. Likely will not cause harm if tried however. Discuss with your ortho.
Hmmm? Depends why your knee pains you in the first place; initially I would not recommend any strenuous activity/exercise...Just rest it; maybe an ice pack. If you continue to suffer try a mild dose of Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are still without relief then please get to your doctor for a more detailed examination...Better to get the approrpiate diagnosis and correct treatment than trial and error.
Depends why pain. Knee pain can be for a variety of reasons. This defines the type of therapy and also the type exercise. Quadriceps muscles are important for knee strength. Your evaluation will help guide the best approach to you exercise program. Physical therapy will be important in your evaluation and therapy.
Varies. It really is based upon the specific cause of the knee pain. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis as to the source of your knee pain first.
Glucosamine chondroi. Most glucosamine and chondroitin preps come from cartilagenous fish parts, old squid bodies or shark or other fun fish places. Some feel that glucosamine can help joint pain, for most the jury is still out. A european study looked at high dose very pure medical grade glucocsamine and said there was a benefit. But ingesting shark cartilage is one way to get those nutrients (polysaccharides).
Variable. There is evidence that it does help.
Depends on the cause. Many things can present as back of the knee pain: meniscus tears, cartilage injury, hamstring tendonitis or tears, muscle strain (calf or thigh), arthritis, bone bruise, nerve injury. If the pain does not resolve with rest, nsaids/tylenol, ice, and activity modification, see your doctor.
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.
Side effect. Up to 12% of people who tske Lipitor (atorvastatin) develop painful joints (artralgia). This is not an inflammation but sometimes the only way to deal with it is to stop lipitor (atorvastatin).
Yes. Get all the answers from the md who did the arthroscopic surgery asap.
Many possibilities. There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.
Varies. It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain.
Could be torn cartil. Torn cartilage or arthritic knee or instability can causethe problem. Find a prolotherapist to treatr this and try to resolve it without surgery, go to www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find a prolotherapist.