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My mother is diagnosed with osteoarthritis. what do you suggest ?

hello my mother is50yr old diagnosed with osteoarthritis yesterday and her doctor prescribed chymoral forte,naproxen,pantodac,rejoint tablets.will it be effective ? what do you suggest
Asked On : Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Hi !
Thank you for your query.

Well looking into your problem i would like to tell you that osteoarthritis is an age plus wear and tear related arthritis. There is no definitive cure for this disease . only joint replacement is sure shot answer to this problem , but we can slow the disease process by certain supportive medications and exercises .The medicines prescribed by your doctor are perfect . I would like to have S. calcium, DEXA scan and Vit. D3 levels get done also . It would be good if you contact me with these reports so that am able to guide you further.
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Wish you good health.
Take care.
Dr. Shruti
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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Dear ery
At the age of 50 years female osteoarthritis. pl look for the joint, grade of OA and level of osteoporosis
and deformity. Only then you decide the management. Just taking the pills is not justified. because it is a wear and tear process, which can not be repaired, further wear and tear can be delayed and surgical procedures if required . Go for investigations.

Dr Niraj Garg
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
Homeopath Dr. Gaurav Kackar's  Response
welcome to health care magic forum,
osteoporosis is a very common condition in females of your mother's age, you should provide her all the essential food which provide calcium, you can also give her homeopathic calcium tablets, she will not get relief in pain till her calcium needs are not full filled, so it's better to concentrate on calcium needs rather than pain killers.
Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Praveen's  Response
welcome to HealthcareMagic.
Physiotherapy plays a major role in the management of knee osteoarthritis pain.pain control can be managed effectively cryotherapy,hydro-pack,TENS and ultrasound.avoid compressive forces on the knee joint.your mother should not do long walk, prolonged standing,unsupported climbing,repeated standing from sitting especially from low and soft padded seats. start isometrics exercises.
Answered: Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Puneet Maheshwari's  Response
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well u have been prescribed correct medicines ..but u have to do some physiotherapy excercises..and also some investigations
Answered: Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. S S Soni's  Response
what the doctor has prescribed is a temporary measures.
the more important is exercises, precaution, physiotherapy & life style modification.
mail me the X-rays of the knees in erect position at to suggest the correct line of treatment
Take Care
Answered: Thu, 3 Mar 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rupali Panse's  Response
for osteoarthriris diet for bone health, some exercises under guidence of doctor are very necessary for the mobility of the joints .
ayurvedic treatments like abhyang (massage) , swedan ( medicated steam) and basti (medicated enema ) and medicines for joint health are proved very helpful for patients .
pain killer will not the problem but may cause some adverse affects on GI tract.
for more feel free to ask or mail at
wish u helath
Answered: Wed, 2 Mar 2011
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