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Suffering rheumatoid arthritis in left knee and lumbar overlapped in pelvic region. What is the cure?

Hello sir My mother is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis . Her left knee is swollen and as per doctor and X-ray report , we came to know that the gap between the upper bone and the lower one is very less. Due to friction between the two bone, it undergo brittle day by day. For that , my mother was taking ayurvedic medicine and also allopathic medicine . But now she is taking only one medicine which content is Glucosamine .And Doctor said her to do some excercise. But still she is getting pain in her left knee. And one more thing is that She had operated twice for removal of uterus due to which near pelvic region lumbar 4 and lumbar 5 are overlapped. This is also one of the reason for her suffering. Sir, I need ur help. Just help me in guiding how this can be curable. I want my mother to be out of this suffering . Looking forward for ur response. Swarna India
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Dear Swarna

Good day.. first of all i could understand your concern for your mom. Rheumatoid arthritis is indeed a degenerative joint disease which affects very badly with pain in the joints. The best and only way to fight the same is adopting an active life style. As your doc had suggested exercises in specific isometric strengthening exercises to the joints can help a lot. But before the caution is do not exercise with pain. To reduce pain, certain treatments like wax bath, hot water massage, TENS etc could help. After say around four or five days of treatment there would be certainly a reduction in the pain, following which you could help in going ahead with the exercises which your physio prescribes. Do that sincerely and for certain you would start noticing reduction in pain by strengthening the adjacent structures of the joint.

For the spinal problem, i would suggest back care ie...lying on hard mattress, avoiding lifting heavy objects, taking care while getting out of the bed by turning to one side...and some more similar to that...for more details write to me...Wish your mom speedy recovery!

Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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