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Suggest Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Last month my mother fallen in park and sg egot engry
In her left leg near knee she went to doctor and had xray
Nothing cameout she gad paun but after sometine it got reduced but after one month
She is again feeling pain and it seems pain is moving around like a gas.
It seems pain is not in bone but un muscles.
Rught now she is away from hometown. She went to XXXXXXX for some days for her eye treatment. Can you suggest any meditation which she can have to get some relief till the time she reaches to hometown.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to osteoarthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
It seems that your mother's knees have undergone age related degenerative changes causing osteoarthritis. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy.
Right now she can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of her mild symptoms in 3-5 days.
She can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of a physiotherapist.
A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than the knees.
Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief.
In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consulting an orthopedician.
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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Suggest Treatment For Knee Osteoarthritis

Brief Answer: Can be due to osteoarthritis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. It seems that your mother's knees have undergone age related degenerative changes causing osteoarthritis. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. Right now she can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements 500mg each twice daily. This will take care of her mild symptoms in 3-5 days. She can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of a physiotherapist. A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than the knees. Knee brace can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief. In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid may be needed after consulting an orthopedician. 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