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Taking Glucosamine for diabetes. Having joint pain. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Aug-2013
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Doctor:Hi
User:hello Sir
User:wanted to ask but joint pain ..
Doctor:Hi XXXXXXX
Doctor:Ok
User:currently, my mon is taking medication of Glucosamine
Doctor:oK
User:the pain levels have stagnated....that is its not increasing with time....but also not getting much better
User:can you please suggest any medication
Doctor:Was she diagnosed with any particular condition that can cause joint pains?
User:Arthritis
Doctor:Can I know her age?
User:49
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Most probably, people above 45 years of age suffer from Osteoartrhitis
Doctor:This condition is characterized by frequent joint pain particularly knee joints
User:ok sir
Doctor:But it needs confirmation to exclude joint pain from other causes
Doctor:I suggest her to use pain killers frequently
Doctor:I suggest you a tablet
Doctor:But it should be used only when she has more pain
Doctor:Tablet Dolo 650 mg two times a day after food
Doctor:provided she does not have any kidney or liver problems
Doctor:Are you there?
User:she does'ny have any other problem....
User:bt takes medication of blood pressure
Doctor: XXXXXXX I have typed a small error above
Doctor:Instead of I suggest her to use pain killers frequently, I meant
I suggest her NOT to use pain killers frequently
Doctor:Did you get it?
User:yes sir
Doctor:Ok
User:is it fine to take glucosamine?
Doctor:I cannot say it without confirmation of the cause of her joint pains
User:like cartigen 500
User:ok
Doctor:I cannot say if it is fine without confirmation of the cause of her joint pains
Doctor:Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
User:ok sir
Doctor:Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User:can you please tell me ...how do i check the cause of pain
User:joint pain*
Doctor:Good question
Doctor:Investigations like X rays are helpful in some cases but some require MRI of joints and some blood tests as well
Doctor:Are you there?
User:we have done with these tests, and it was suggested that the cause is arthritis....
User:which i mentioned u earlier
Doctor:Arthritis is of many types XXXXXXX
Doctor:like Rhematoid arthritis, viral arthritis eetc
User:ok...i am not sure of the sub type
User:ok
Doctor:Anyhow, ask her to use Tablet Dolo 650 mg two times a day after food, provided she does not have any kidney or liver problems
Doctor:But it should be used only when she has more pain
Doctor:Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User:it does'nt pain while sitting or any activity....bt strains presuure and pain while sitting or walking longer distances
User:i mean...it pain during the act of sitting....
Doctor:Yes, as I have said Most probably it may be from Osteoartrhitis
Doctor:There is no permanent cure for it
Doctor:But prevention of complications is needed
Doctor:And there are treatments for symptommatic relief
Doctor:Did you follow what I said?
User:okay sir
Doctor:Please get back to me in case of doubts.
User:can you please suggest some of preventive steps/medicine etc for preventing widening of pain
User:or treatment for relief in case of osteoarthiritis..
Doctor:She needs lot of rest, and depending on her symptoms physiotherapy is advised
Doctor:Consult an Orthopedician as well to assess the severity of condition
User:okay sir,,,.thanks for your valuable time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting.Bye for now.
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