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Suffering from erosion of cartilage in knee, lower back. Advice? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:fine thank you
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am suffering from erosion of the cartilage which is causing lot of problem
Doctor:which joint is involved?
User:left knee and lower back
Doctor:how old are you?
User:i suffered from the problem 2 years back as well
User:majorly post my pregnancy. i wanted to know is erosion of the cartilage curable
Doctor:Cartilage cannot regenerate
User:ok then what
Doctor:but we can give you a few supplements that should help
Doctor:like hyalauronic acid supplements
Doctor:Have you seen an orthopedic surgeon?
User:i have visited local orthopedician who has given me some supplements
Doctor:can you tell me the names/
User:one is vitamin D3 supplement rest i need to check
Doctor:Check if any of them have hyalauronic acid
Doctor:That should help
User:but tell me whether i need to take these supplements life long
Doctor:Also, i would like you to get an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon on our panel
Doctor:No i dont think so
Doctor:you neednt take them lifelong
Doctor:we have orthos on our panel with 10-15 years of experience
User:then how will i be relieved of pain and stiff
Doctor:We'll have to know what is causing this
Doctor:did your physician tell you why it has happened
Doctor:then we need to find out
Doctor:you're too young to have osteoarthritis
Doctor:other causes of arthritis
User:I AM 31
Doctor:need to be ruled out by other tests
Doctor:yeah osteoarthritis affects people in their 60s and later
Doctor:Should I call you
Doctor:Maybe I can explain it better
Doctor:Can I confirm your number
Doctor:i'll call you
Doctor:should i close this chat
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