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Reactive arthritis-knee pain in typhoid fever

i suffered from typhoid fever three weeks back and from after the recovery from the fever i have developed swelling of the right knee, which is very painful. docs put me on steroids also but the pain and swelling not going. from past three months it is still there. will the reactive arthrits will affect me life long
Mon, 12 Oct 2009
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The acute symptoms of reactive arthritis take little long time than usual arthralgia.It varies from 6 to 12 months though the pain is mild. The person usually get back to his / her activities within 2 to 6 months of initial pain and swelling. The reactive arthritis evolve into chronic arthritis in only 20 percent of people after 12 months. There is a possibility of reappearance of symptoms after the initial symptoms subside. I suggest you to take care of the symptoms with regular visits to a General physician / Orthopedician.

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Piyush Pandey's  Response
I had typhoid fever 1yr ago. at the time of typhoid fever i use to get lot of joint pain and arthritis. after attack of typhoid fever. the joint pain subsided, but it took almost 3 months for me to recovery.
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Shreya Srivastava's  Response

I also suffered from Typhoid two months back and I had developed swelling on both my knees after recovering. When I consulted the docs, they gave me the painkillers and told me to take the aayurvedic panchkarma therepy. It gave me relief and the pain reduced but the swelling is still there thuogh it is reduced a bit. What should I do? 

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gurjot's  Response
Some times typhoid fever do cause join tpain. You need to see a good orthopdician and take the treatment. it will be fine.
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