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Joint pain, locked knee joint, cannot stand or walk. Rheumaeology disease?

My sister, who is near Udupi in India, Karnataka is suffering of accute joint pain. She is around 42 and has been in bed for over four years now. Her Knee joints are locked and can not stand on her feet or walk. Totally dependent. She was treated by Ayurvedic experts for years now I sincerely believe they are only giving her pain killers for temporary relieve. She has strong will power, very patience. Is she suffering from Rheumaeology disease? any cure closer to Mangalore in South India?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.

Your sister is suffering from polyarthitis, the cause of this might be Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), Infectious arthritis or crystal deposition arthritis.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician/Rheuatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.

I would also like to give some advice to make the life better and to fight with these pains-

Do regular physiotherapy of joints.
Hot fomentation to decrease the joint stiffness
Hot bath of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate)-Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and anti- arthritic properties and it can be absorbed through the skin.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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