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66 years old, having joint pain. Applied appointment. Not cured. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Aug-2013
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User:HI ........Gud Afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Thank u Dr .. please to chat wid u
User:well my dad is nearly 63years no and he has got severe joint pain
User:he had consulted several doctors and was given some ointments to apply but in return no result
User:the pain remains the same
Doctor:Which joint is paining?
User:and more over his legs get swollen
Doctor:Is it all the joints or specific joint?
User:on both the legs
Doctor:Can you clarify if this pain is restricted to only the leg joints (knee and ankle) or is it generalised to whole leg?
User:i would say knee and ankle
Doctor:You mentioned there is swelling - again is it over the joints?
User:some times he has trouble walking fr a long tym
User:yes its in the joints
User:and swelling is on legs i beg ur pardon
Doctor:Since when is suffering with this pain and swelling?
User:well its been more than a year now
Doctor:Have you consulted an orthopedician?
Doctor:Does he suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problem?
User:he has got High bp
Doctor:May I know his weight and height?
User:several times he has consulted bt the pain remains the same
User:he is 5'11
User:and he is 102 kgs
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:no other problem ........... uric acid and other test that we had done was normal :-0
User:okie doc
Doctor:Looks like your father is suffering with an arthritis. At this age this may be related to osteoarthritis.
Doctor:Osteoarthritis is an degenerative condition related to age, weight and other factors.
Doctor:This condition can be kept under control with medications and physiotherapy. However if the pain is severe and causing debilities surgical treatment would be planned.
Doctor:I think your father needs to be investigated further.
Doctor:He will need X-rays, routine blood test especially serum calcium levels.
User:would u suggest me a good doc where i can go ahead and consult my dad there
Doctor:Following the test specific treatment in the form of pain killers, knee injections, physiotherapy can be planned.
Doctor:May I know your location?
Doctor:Have you tried Hosmat Hospital?
Doctor:I believe there are good and experienced orthopedician/knee specialist. You may consult them.
Doctor:Alternatively, I would give you one reference from XXXXXXX
User:reference from XXXXXXX ? still waiting
Doctor:Sorry for keep you waiting. WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor:This doctor is associated with XXXXXXX
Doctor:you can contact him at his clinic and take his consultation.
Doctor:Hope it helps you.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:thank u soo much DR
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no as of now
User:u takcre and thank u
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:bye :-)
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