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BP patient with knee pain. Not able to walk. Treatment ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My mother is 47year old n from past 1 month she is facing knee pain which makes her to feel very low n she is not able to walk
User:and she is a BP patient
Doctor:Is the pain in both knees?
User:No only left knee
Doctor:Okay, is there any swelling that you have noticed in the knee?
User:and she recently visted XXXXXXX hospital I don't remember tablets name
Doctor:Okay, when is the pain more? morning or evening?
User:doctor advised her not to sit in floor as well they told some exercise since she is overweight
Doctor:Okay, with those tablets, is she feeling any better?
User:all the time but one day she will be Ok the next day she cant work also
Doctor:what is her weight and height?
User:I dint see any change after having those tablets
User:weight am not sure may be 87 or 90 height 5.4
Doctor:Okay, is is taking any calcium tablets?
Doctor:So, how can I help you?
User:should I give treatment from any Physiotherapists will it help her
Doctor:What kind of information are you looking for?
Doctor:Yes, physiotherapy may help to some extent
User:other then that
User:any calcium tablets she has to intake
Doctor:But in such a case of I would like to know the reason for this constant pain
Doctor:Calcium tablets will also help to some degree
Doctor:but we need to find out the reason for the pain, once we do that, we can treat her with specific medicines which will be much more usefull
User:even she don't know all of sudden she got the pain
User:and she is suffering from severe knee pain
Doctor:So I suggest, you get an X-ray done
User:Ok Doctor. After that how can I get back to you
Doctor:and some blood tests like, RA factor, HLA B27, XXXXXXX Anti DsDNA, ESR, CRP, complete blood counts, ASLO titres to rule out some of the cause of joint pains
User:Master check is ok. Will it cover all this
Doctor:These tests will tell us if she has rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic arthralgia, osteoarthritis
User:OK approximately how much will it cost doctor
Doctor:Master check does not cover all these, it will only include ESR and complete blood counts
Doctor:I am not sure, but it may cost you around 4 to 5 thousand rupees
Doctor:Once you get these tests done you should consult a orthopedic surgeon
Doctor:based on these reports the doctor should be able to prescribe you appropriate medicines.
User:Ok. Doctor Thank you and small help how can I contact a lady doctor now
Doctor:I am sorry, there are no lady doctors available right now
Doctor:you can log in in the morning time after 9 am
Doctor:then it is possible to get a female doctor
Doctor:but if you don't mind discussing with me, I am sure I can answer your questions
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