Degenerative Joint Disease

"The degenerative joint disease, often called osteoarthritis, is the most common type of arthritis caused by damage or breakdown of joint cartilage between bones. People with the degenerative joint disease often have stiffness, pain, swelling of the joints, and reduced flexibility. It commonly occurs in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Treatment may involve nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), hot and cold compresses on the affected joints, low-impact exercises, muscle-strengthening exercises, and weight loss.


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I have been diabetic for the past 15 years. Why do my left knee muscles hurt on walking?

Query: Hi,I have been diabetic for the past 15 years. My left anterior part of the knee pains. The pain is mostly in my muscles, not the bones. It is difficult for me to walk. My current medications include Janumet, Pioz 7.5 (in the morning), Glyciphage SR (in the afternoon), and Glyciphage P 15 (at night)...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am really sorry to hear about your problem and hope to help you. It looks like you have degenerative changes in the knee joint, which is causing pain. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You must do quadriceps streng...  Read Full »

I am suffering from back pain, CVA, and clotting of blood for the past six years. Kindly review my attached reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I currently take Gabapentin for my back pain, Tylenol and Tizanidine, Warfarin for blood clots, and Simvastatin for a CVA that I had six years back. My report is as follows. Degenerative intervertebral disc and facet changes are noted at the lower lumbar levels. Findings are most promi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have degenerative arthritic facet joints. These are joints that connect the vertebrae. The discs are shock absorbers that connect the two vertebral bodies. At the level of L5-S1, it is bulging behind and compr...  Read Full »

I am having knee pain. How to manage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having knee pain. How will I manage it?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your knee pain could be due to many reasons but common ones are chondromalacia, pain due to knee instability, inflammation due to an underlying pathology or just degenerative joint disease, etc. What was the cause of onset of pain in your knees and what has been the to...  Read Full »

What causes a ligament to push against upper artery causing pain?

Query: Hello doctor, What causes a ligament to push against upper artery causing pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to site are you talking about, and where do you get pain? What are your symptoms? Please explain in detail.In general, these are degenerative changes. This means due to aging; there is wear and tear of the ligaments leading to inflammation and enlargement. Also, ther...  Read Full »

I am a 68-year-old with spondylosis and bone degeneration. Can you suggest medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 68 years old, with a height of 178 cm, and weight of 80 kg. Two stents were placed before six years for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and left anterior descending artery (LAD). I am taking Ecospirin, Clopidogrel, Dytor, Zoryl, Urimax for urine clearance, Pantac...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi,Welcome to Avoid lifting heavy weights.2. Avoid bending your back, instead bend your knees to pick up things from floor.3. Avoid sitting for long hours.4. Avoid two wheeler rides. 5. Improve your posture while sitting. 6. Avoid sitting for more than 20 minutes. Always sit on a chai...  Read Full »

What causes burning feet with pain in knees and legs?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing severe pain in my knees, legs, and feet. And burning sensation in my feet for more than one year. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any other ailments like diabetes or hypothyroidism? Regards.  Read Full »

Kindly review the report of a 71-year-old patient and give your opinion on her knee pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about a 71-year old female patient with no significant diseases in her medical history. Her height is 160 cm, and her weight is 75 kg. She does not have any history of smoking, diabetes, or hypertension. She is herself a doctor. One night, she felt a sharp pain in h...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. To start with, she has been having osteoarthritis of the knees, which has been prevalent. As you mentioned, osteoporosis may have set in along with it considering post-menopausal status. Regarding her MRI (magnetic resonance imagin...  Read Full »

Kindly examine my MRI report and suggest the cause for back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, Other than Bell's palsy, I have a problem of back or neck pain now. In fact, this has been going on for a few months now. More recently, the right of the back (lower back and hip) has been causing a lot of pain. I got an MRI of spine done four weeks ago. I am attaching the report here fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your new symptoms, they are due to degenerative changes in your spine that is, wear and tear after usage (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The changes are there in the whole of your spine, maximum at the neck than at the lower back. There is no ...  Read Full »

I am getting radiating right hip pain. Is this due to psoriatic arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Since a week, I am getting pain in the right leg hip and sometimes, extending till right knee and calf muscle. I feel that something is trying to project on the left side.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand from your query that you are experiencing some hip pain with radiation till knee region. Where exactly are you feeling some projecting swelling? Also, since this is only a week old story, there is no need to worry especially if there is no history of i...  Read Full »

What the cause of my ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left ankle pain. I have soreness and it is bruised. Sometimes, it is difficult to walk too. I am also suffering from lower back pain. I feel the pain from my ankle joint to my hip. I have a history of ankle pain, but it was on the right. Before two years, I had an arth...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are arthritic changes seen in the joint between two small bones of the foot, that is, talus and navicular as well as in the posterior part of the tibia. This is the cause for ankle pain and swelling an...  Read Full »

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