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Spondylosis, knee swelling causing difficulty in walking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hai doctor
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User :   sorry
User :   for late reply
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Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   ya actually i want to talk on behave of my friend
Doctor :   sure
User :   his name xxxxx
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   ok
User :   age 58
User :   male
User :   xxxxx
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is having swelling on the knee
User :   having problem in walking now
Doctor :   how long?
User :   which makes him very difficult
Doctor :   ok
User :   it started before 5 years
Doctor :   any other medical problems he has or taking any medicine as of now
User :   but only sometimes he has this problem
Doctor :   other then the knee pain
User :   spondilosis
Doctor :   did he sustain any injury to knee anytime
User :   but no medicines
User :   intake
Doctor :   pl
User :   no
User :   injuries
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does your friend smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long? Please mention
User :   he had smoking habits 2 months before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did anytime ur friend consult for the knee or anytime xray was done
User :   but now left it
Doctor :   for the knee pain
User :   ya x ray had been taken
User :   before
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor said no problems in the x ray
Doctor :   when was it done, could u please type in the report
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long was the xray done
User :   3 years back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history , i could think the problem with ur friends knee could be due to osteoarthritis
Doctor :   due to repeated wear and tear of knee
User :   ok
Doctor :   as age progresses the joints will wear out
Doctor :   depends on the individuals
User :   ok
Doctor :   how fast they develop these problems
Doctor :   it could be lack of calcium
User :   what should i suggest him
User :   any medicines
Doctor :   i would suggest your friend to consult a orthopedician and gets repeat xray of knee
Doctor :   he might need physiotherapy
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   good physiotherapy will do worl of good for him
User :   can i know
Doctor :   he can apply this oint
Doctor :   for temporary relief
User :   from yesterday he is taking a medicine
Doctor :   MYOLAXIN twice a day, but please dont ignore the problem
Doctor :   consult orthopedician
Doctor :   and write to us
Doctor :   about the progress once u visit him
Doctor :   at doctor
User :   name of the medicine is
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   yes that is name of oint
Doctor :   for pain relief
Doctor :   ointment i mean
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   i was asking about
User :   the medicine he is taking
User :   from yeasterday
Doctor :   what medicine is he taking
User :   the medicine name is betone-forte
Doctor :   could u type in the name of the medicine he is taking
Doctor :   ok
User :   with vitamine b complex with vitamine c & zinc
Doctor :   he can continue with it
Doctor :   these tables
Doctor :   can apply this oint
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   ok for 1 week
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the problem
Doctor :   persists u need to consult an orthopedician
User :   ok
User :   thank u
User :   doctor
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
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