How to fix your knee when it bone to bone?

Fix knee . . . Just because an xray shows bone on bone doesn't mean a joint needs to be "fixed". Reason for joint replacement is uncontrolled pain despite maximal medical management where function is impaired. Oftentimes, weight loss is enough to get pain under control. Some benefit from injections of "artificial" joint fluid eg hyaluronic acid and/or steroids. Physical therapy is another great option.

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I get a shot in my knee every 6 months. How long should I keep getting it? It is bone on bone.

Cortisone? I'm assuming you're getting cortisone injections. If you're getting relief for your condition from the injection, then one every six months is reasonable. You should be able to continue to get them, as long as they're 6 months apart. Read more...
Lube or steroid? If "synvisc, " can forestall surgery for quite a while, if still getting good time between shots (=months). If dwindles to wks/days, tells you is time for surgical eval. If steroid, usually by third in same joint, consider surgery. Talk to your othopedist for advice in your specific situation. Read more...
If bone on bone. May do more damage to the bone and it makes it harder to do a knee replacement. Depending on your age and medical problems see if a knee replacement is an option, discuss it with an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

If I have sever osteoarthritis in both my knees almost bone on bone. If I glucosamine at this point would it help?

Probably not. The theoretical mechanism by which nutritional supplements work is that they contain some of the same substances seen in healthy cartilage; and that by eating them this will somehow restore your cartilage. If you truly have"bone on bone" severity arthritis, it is unlikely that anything you eat will change this. If you take them and it makes you feel better, however, that is certainly ok. Read more...
No. With advanced oa, glucosamine has zero chance of helping. In my experience it rarely helps even mild disease. Read more...

Can you tell if you destroyed Cartlidge in your knee without getting it checked. What about bone to bone in the knee?

Knee pain. A good orthopedist or sports doctor can perform a series of maneuvers in the office to make an initial diagnosis. If it is a serious problem that requires intervention (arthroscopy, etc), then you will have an MRI before surgery so the surgeon can see exactly the problem. Bone-on-bone arthritis doesn't happen at 17 yo. Often knee strain will heal with rest and time, but if persistent, get checked. Read more...