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Is knee synovitis curable?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015
Question: Hi

from two weeks in my right leg knee there is some pain and swelling (on left hand side). I recently visited to orthopadic in XXXXXXX and he investegated and did one xray.


As per him I am suffreing from Knee synovits and its early age of artihis (osteroarthits). I am including prescriptin and xray

I have following symptons.

1) On right leg knee there is swelling and pain.
2) I also having kidney stones from almost 7 years.
3) While I am walking I am feeling some pain in knee.
4) While I am sitting on chair my bold leg calf is seems tight to me and when I am reaching home from office my lower leg seems me swelled.
5) from 3-4 days I am feeling tighting in my both leg calf.

6) I am It professional so most of the time my job is sitting.

My dobuts and questions are.

1) Is this diease curable?
2) How long it will take to cure and do I need to take care now for my entire life.
3) the cause of this problem is Kidney stone and uric acid or due to some vitamin and calcium defenciy.
4) I want to dobuly sure which blood test should i go for (KFT including Uric acid , LFT, R A Factor / HbA1 , cbc with ESR, Calcium Level, Alkaline Phosphate and Anti ccp).
5) Is sitting in XXXXXXX toliet can also increase this problem
6) While I am sleeping should I only need to sleep in straith position.
7) Why I am feeling tightness in my calf and swelling on my lower leg while I am sitting.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Due to inflammation in the knee joint.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
1) The symptoms that you have described are likely to be due to early degenerative changes in the knee joint and Vitamin D3 deficiency. The symptoms do improve after proper treatment. Regular knee strengthening exercises are needed after pain subsides to prevent the further progression of the problem. You will be pain free with proper treatment.
2) It will take 3-4 weeks for the inflammation to subside. You can take a mild pain killer like ibuprofen after meals. Do add vitamin D3 supplements and plenty of fluids orally after getting the levels evaluated. It is best if you continue with proper knee exercises as long as you can.
3) It is not related to renal stones. Raised uric acid levels can cause such inflammation. Vitamin D3 deficiency can also cause this.
4) The tests suggested are necessary. You can also get your vitamin D3 levels evaluated along with these.
5) Yes. Squatting will increase the inflammation.
6) No. You can relax in any position as ling as your knee is not bearing your body weight.
7) The tightness and swelling is due to fluid retention and muscle cramps. It is due to decreased fluid intake and less exercise of the leg muscles.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Is knee synovitis curable?

Brief Answer: Due to inflammation in the knee joint. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. 1) The symptoms that you have described are likely to be due to early degenerative changes in the knee joint and Vitamin D3 deficiency. The symptoms do improve after proper treatment. Regular knee strengthening exercises are needed after pain subsides to prevent the further progression of the problem. You will be pain free with proper treatment. 2) It will take 3-4 weeks for the inflammation to subside. You can take a mild pain killer like ibuprofen after meals. Do add vitamin D3 supplements and plenty of fluids orally after getting the levels evaluated. It is best if you continue with proper knee exercises as long as you can. 3) It is not related to renal stones. Raised uric acid levels can cause such inflammation. Vitamin D3 deficiency can also cause this. 4) The tests suggested are necessary. You can also get your vitamin D3 levels evaluated along with these. 5) Yes. Squatting will increase the inflammation. 6) No. You can relax in any position as ling as your knee is not bearing your body weight. 7) The tightness and swelling is due to fluid retention and muscle cramps. It is due to decreased fluid intake and less exercise of the leg muscles. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal