What does erosions in articular surfaces with osteophytic sharpening of articular corners on both patellae mean?
Knee joint spaces are within normal limits with smooth articular surfaces
My x ray report says
Knees pain and swelling..
Related to arthritic changes in knee.
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The erosions of articular surfaces makes the surfaces rough and causes pain and inflammation in the knee joints. These are age related degenerative changes and the treatment is done with pain killers, calcium supplements, regular physiotherapy exercises and joint lubricant supplements.
Right now you 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 your mild symptoms in 3-5 days.
You can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of your physiotherapist.
A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than your 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 consultation with your orthopaedician.
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Climbing stairs can worsen the problem.
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Climbing the stairs can cause capsular inflammation and worsen the problem. You can have anti inflammatory medicines and joint lubricant supplements for relief.
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