What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

Diclofenac. In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes.

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Month of posterior knee pain after initial period of prolonged standing. No osteoarthritis. Feels, but doesn't appear, swollen. Pain with bending.

Bakers cyst. Bakers cysts could follow prolonged standing and could cause pain. A Bakers cyst is fluid accumulating behind the knee. Swelling and tenderness are usually felt behind the knee and could be diagnosed by an ultrasound or MRI of the knee. Plain xrays usually will not show the problem. Good luck. Read more...

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...
Knee osteoarthritis. Quad & ham stretch and strengthening, yoga, pilates, tai chi, swimming, exercise bike with seat elevated. Steer clear of lunges and squats. Read more...
Manage OA. Simple brisk walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. Read more...

Right knee pain started august 2012, could not stoop, pain virtually subsided 23, runner, osteoarthritis dr [email protected] 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...

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?

Maybe. Good study performed said that there is a small percentage of patients when treated with glucosamine and chondroitin in combination can have marked imrovement in their symptoms as well as documented x-ray improvement. I have my patients start on 2 glucosamine/chondroitin per day and if they note improvemnt in their symptoms after 4-6 months they should continue. If not stop. Read more...
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...

Can osteoarthritis cause heel pain? Also have knee pain ankle pain

Not usually. There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! . Read more...

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...