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Suggest treatment for arthritis and severe muscle and joints pain

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: Dear Dr,
I had 3 knee surgical operations in my keft knee ended by early srthritic changes.
At the same time I diagnosed with fibromyalgia 10 years sgo.
Currently I had bith pain that of arthritis and severe muscle and joint pain due to fibromyalgia.
My question is which one sffecting the other, is fibromyalgia exacerbate my knee pain or arthritis exacerbate the pain of fibromyalgia ?
Kindly advice what I havr to treat first.
Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both need to be treated simultaneously.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Arthritis and fibromyalgia both are different entities but they both affect the joints. These do not aggravate each other. Arthritis is a degenerative change of the joint that is seen in old age and can be aggravated by repeated injuries.
If the arthritis is severe then joint replacement is needed. The treatment for both fibromyalgia and arthritis go hand in hand. In both the cases pain killers and physiotherapy are mainstay of treatment. Regular check up is needed and doses need to be regulated according to the severity of symptoms.
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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Brief Answer: Both need to be treated simultaneously. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. Arthritis and fibromyalgia both are different entities but they both affect the joints. These do not aggravate each other. Arthritis is a degenerative change of the joint that is seen in old age and can be aggravated by repeated injuries. If the arthritis is severe then joint replacement is needed. The treatment for both fibromyalgia and arthritis go hand in hand. In both the cases pain killers and physiotherapy are mainstay of treatment. Regular check up is needed and doses need to be regulated according to the severity of symptoms. 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