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sir my father is 59 years old works as a welder .From last 6 months he his suffering from heavy ankle pain .
done scanning and blood tests but no one was able to find the exact reason.Even i took him to the hosmat hospital bt not cured
legs ,hands are paining heavily for him.After getting in the morning ,to make is hands straight ,he takes 2-3 min
wht can be done sir?
Is the pain located on both ankles?
ya both the ankles
You mentioned legs and hands are also paining - can you specify if its the joints that pain or the muscles?
joints .Because after waking up in the morning and even after walking for about a half km,he feels heavy pain.
Can I take that as knee joints and elbow/wrist joints?
Is there swelling and warmth over the joint during times of pain?
Sir till now swelling was not there bit today he tld that it is swelling a bit
Has he lost weight?
May I know his current weight and height?
ya little bit
may be around 56-62 kgs and 5.5
I would like to know what diagnosis/treatment was suggested at Manipal and Hosmat hospital?
In manipal they have told fr scanning and blood test and after that they have given certain medicines and in case of hosamt they have told it is because of vitamin C deficiency and gave certain vitamin tablets
Let me brief you.
Osteoarthritis is an age related joint wear and tear condition.
Without an opportunity to examine the joints and without having a look at his X-ray/blood test,
I would not be able to confirm this possibility.
Are you following?
sir can ths be cured?
It is a chronic condition which will occur in almost every individual.
Some people experience it at the age of 45; some at about 60 and few after 65 years.
if you are able refer me any good doctor in that field it will be very helpful
Presence of other triggering factors such as strenuous physical exercise, vitamin D and calcium deficiency will stimulate early onset.
Further, the condition can be progressing.
Pain killers and other pain relieving options would be needed if there is severe pain affecting daily life.
The medications are available as oral tablets, joint injections.
Rarely in most severe cases surgical therapy may be needed.
You need to consult a joint specialist or a rheumatologist
to evaluate this condition and the right mode of treatment applicable to his current situation will be suggested.
can u refer me any of them nw?
I an ready to brg him tomorrow only if given an appointment
Hosmat is the premier institute for bones and joints in Bangalore.
If you are not happy with the treatment there, you may try consulting rheumatologist.
can u suggest any rheumatologist in bangalore ?
He is a rheumatologist practising at Manipal.
I am not sure if he practices else where.
sir how can i get his appointment?
You can try him, but I think you may not be able to get his appointment early.
If your father
*father's condition is stable, then you can try him at Manipal.
You may get his appointment early.
ok thk u very much sir
You may try any one of these doctors and get your father treated.
Do you have any questions?
no sir thats it
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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