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Posted on Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Question: My grandma has anthritis and she tells me that she has pains in here knees and ankles? what can she do to feel better?
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
about ARTHITIS

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic,

I do understand your concern for your grandmother,

As per her problem, she can do a few things at home:

1) Do gentle exercise like walking every day. This will strengthen her muscles around her joints and it will improve her overall blood circulation.

2) Try to lose weight(if overweight) and this will reduce pressure on knee and ankle joints

3) Apply alternate heat and cold thrice daily to manage pain

4) Use OTC analgesic cream(eg. Diclofenac) and apply it regularly over the affected area for joint stiffness

5) If the pain is severe then she can use an assistive device like [CANE] and this will reduce pressure on knee and ankles.

6) Do take a multivitamin as well as calcium every day

Hope that helps, please let me know if you have further questions before meeting your primary care provider.

Thanks and wish her a good health

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Brief Answer: about ARTHITIS Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic, I do understand your concern for your grandmother, As per her problem, she can do a few things at home: 1) Do gentle exercise like walking every day. This will strengthen her muscles around her joints and it will improve her overall blood circulation. 2) Try to lose weight(if overweight) and this will reduce pressure on knee and ankle joints 3) Apply alternate heat and cold thrice daily to manage pain 4) Use OTC analgesic cream(eg. Diclofenac) and apply it regularly over the affected area for joint stiffness 5) If the pain is severe then she can use an assistive device like [CANE] and this will reduce pressure on knee and ankles. 6) Do take a multivitamin as well as calcium every day Hope that helps, please let me know if you have further questions before meeting your primary care provider. Thanks and wish her a good health