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Suggest treatment for severe pain in the knee

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Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017
Question: my mother is having huge pain in both knees since long time, has taken many treatment but no releaf, doctor has suggested to have injection in knee for lubricant. Please suggest. Attaching x-ray.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Osteoarthritis of both knees

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
According to attached X-rays there is osteoarthritis of both knees with osteoporosis. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. f oral medicines are not helping then injections are a good option.
Hyaluronic acid injections given into the joint (especially large joints like knee joint) in prescribed dosages will give good short term pain relief in arthritic joints ranging from 1-2 years. She can take them after consulting an orthopaedic surgeon.
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

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (36 minutes later)
would you suggest knee replacement ?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
knee replacement will be needed later.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Knee replacement will be needed if there is no response to medical treatment and injections. These treatment options can delay the replacement by a few years.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Osteoarthritis of both knees Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. According to attached X-rays there is osteoarthritis of both knees with osteoporosis. The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. f oral medicines are not helping then injections are a good option. Hyaluronic acid injections given into the joint (especially large joints like knee joint) in prescribed dosages will give good short term pain relief in arthritic joints ranging from 1-2 years. She can take them after consulting an orthopaedic surgeon. 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