Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis?

Degenerative changes (wear and tear) occurring in the joint is termed as osteoarthritis. It can be either age related or secondary due to injury/trauma occurring in the involved joints. An xray is needed to confirm the diagnosis. The initial management of this condition involves Analgesic medications, Physiotherapy, Glucosamine supplements etc.

Questions and answers on "Osteoarthritis"

Hello doctor my mom s suffering from low level vit d she S having high risk of spine fracture , osteoarthritis , bp severe joint pains whether this is curable nd she is taking tolflex if she stops tolflex for few sways she's s getting stifness suggest us in a right way nd she s having seronegativearthritis

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If low vit D levels then she should be given a satchet of vit D daily for few weeksand have periodical serum evels done.along with sufficient calcium supplements,diet rich in calcium,exposure to sun daily for 30 minutes to 1 hour.Dexa scanfor bone mineral density, serum ionic calcium also to be...

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Please suggest do the systemic Enzymes (Revozyme Forte ,Enzomac Forte or Enractain)( trypsin + Bromelain + rutin )can be taken as preventive medicine for osteoarthritis ?

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THESE ENZYMES HAVE NOT SHOWN GOOD RESULTS IN CLINICAL TRAILS.
PREVENTION CAN BE ACHIEVED BY WEIGHT CONTROL(KNEE OESTEOARTHRITIS),PROPER CUSHIONED FOOT WEAR OR MCR CHAPPALS ALSO PREVENT OESTEOARTHRITIS DEGENERATION.
GLUCOSAMINE .CONDROTIN SULPHATE ,PARENTRAL GOLD ARE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT...

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What might be the probability in the 60s or 70s of someone developing rheumatoid arthritis or lung ankolysing spondylitis if their mother and sister had it (with osteoarthritis?

And how common is it for a person to around the age of 50 to begin developing (painless) crooked finger joints from OA along with basal osteoarthritis?

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Hello XXXXXX
The first part of your answer is that probability of developing rheumatoid arthritis in your 60s would be high, probably 40-50% of the people would be developing it then.
As far is ankylosing spondylitis is concerned it would be rare because it generally develops before the age of...

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I am suffering from osteoarthritis ...My thigh joints are swollen [ as seen on x-ray by doctor] and I cant transfer my weight on Left leg.. What should I do ?? I consulted an Orthopedic and he advised me to take medicines mentioned below. 1. Ultracet 2. Jublin-M 3. Ostospray 4. Voveran I ve taken those medicines, but still I cant transfer my weight on left leg.

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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
Osteoarthritis is an age related degenerative disease. The treatment you have been given seems to be adequate. In addition you need to get your serum calcium and vitamin D 3 levels evaluated and start on the supplements as required.
I hope this information has...

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Is Neurobean injections safe for osteoarthritis patient?

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Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.
Neurobion is a multivitamin tablet/ capsule and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis doesn't involve excess/ lack of vitamins.
Osteoarthritis involves degradation of joints,[1] including articular cartilage and subchondral bone.
Symptoms may include joint pain,...

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may doxycycline slow the progression of osteoarthritis

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Brief Answer:
NO

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for trusting us with your health query.

Doxycycline does not slow down the progression of osteoarthritis. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is mainly used to treat bacteria infections. If you want a medication to slow down...

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What is the safest medication to treat pain from osteoarthritis ?

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Brief Answer:
paracetamol

Detailed Answer:
hi
safest is exercise.

Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease - means with aging and some genetic factors and our life style can slowly damage joints.

here exercise, hot water fomentation, calcium and vitamin D supplementation may help, but if still...

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Will osteoarthritis show up on a dexascan?

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Brief Answer:
No, dexascan doesn't show osteoarthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.

Dexascan does not show osteoarthritis but just the bone density and compares it with a normal bone.

Hope this answers your question.
Let me know if you have...

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I have swelling at base of neck above collarbone on each side, with pain in neck, moving from arm to arm. Doctor took xrays of cervical spine. I do have osteoarthritis. What is the swelling though?

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Brief Answer:
They most likely represent bony outgrowths. Can you please send the report?

Detailed Answer:
HI,

With the history of osteoarthritis, this most likely represents a bony outgrowth. These are commonly known as osteophytes and are characteristic of longstanding osteoarthritis. I...

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Dear Sir My Mother is 73 year old since 1999 she take medicine for osteoarthritis noting has helped her to recover now she was advice by the doctors to replace her knee Patellofemoral kindly let me know is there any other possibility unless replace her knee Patellofemoral to recover . Mahesh

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Hi, doctor. I m writing on behalf of my elderly mother who doesn t know how to write. She has been experiencing intermittent palpitations that occur sometimes after she eats or in the middle of the night when she is asleep. They are so alarming that she awakens. She takes her blood pressure measurement when this happens and usually her pulse is elevated. The longest episode has been approx. 4 hours. Her medical history is: high blood pressure, tachycardia, thyroid, osteoarthritis and some stomach problems. She takes medication for all. The palpitations frighten her and she wants to know if they are serious to her health or if they will increase her chances of heart attack or stroke. All her medical tests are normal. I have limited information as I don t live with my mother. Thank you in advance.

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Dear Sir, My wife (44 years) is suffering from osteoarthritis. She is working woman. She can walk but use of stare case is painful. Doctor suggested to go for HTO surgery for both the knee. Kindly advice is there any option for this surgery. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Hi, My father is 65 and is suffering from Osteoarthritis. He is too scared to get operated so we tried few Ayurvedic treatments. He got some temporary relief back then but it has become very painful for him now. Is there any solution to this without being operated?

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I had routine bloodwork done and all tests came back normal except for a raised ferratin 575. When tested again 6 weeks later it came back at another high value 445. No other tests for inflammation were done. CBC with differential all normal. I'm...

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I ,ve had arthritis degenerative lumbosacral degenerative disc disease with strain for many years, recently I developed arthritis is the spine, and subsequently spinal stenosis . Are the 3 health issues relater and how? For example can one lead...

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Doctor, I just started to feel pain around my right knee when I walk .if I put to much pressure on that knee my leg will buckle . While sitting to put on my socks and shoes and cross by left leg over by right knee the knee is painful,when I take...

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