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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Dr. Hi! My mother who's 70 yrs. old is suffering fom acute arthiritis. She's been having severe pain in her knees for last many days. I'm hassled as to what to do.
Doctor :   Did you get the X-Ray done or any oither tests that have been Done
Doctor :   does she have
Doctor :   Any medical Illness like Diabetes or Hypertension
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User :   No diabetes or hypertension. Yes the X-Ray has been done. Dr. had suggested physiotherapy for 10 days.That is also done. But no relief. Now he's recommending
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Doctor :   Did the X-Ray mention any Bony deformities or Lesions like minor Fractures or stress fractures
User :   steroids to be injected. My mom is apprehensive
Doctor :   Due to Calcium Loss it is common for women at this age to get it and will go unnoticed most of the time
Doctor :   Yes that will be the Next step but before that you need to find out the exact cause for the Pain and only then Inject the Steroids
Doctor :   Since other wise it shall cause Bleed into the Joint if that is the case and make Matters Worse
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