Q. My mother is having tremendous pain in her joints. Can you suggest medicines and exercises?

Answered by
Dr. Peter Grutas
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 30, 2020

Hello doctor,

My mother went through a hysterectomy surgery few months ago.Now she is having tremendous pain in her joints.She can’t sit without taking support.She feels more pain in her knee, ankle, finger-joints.What should we do sir/mam? Can you prescribe medicine and few exercises that can relief her pain?

Thank you!

Dr. Peter Grutas

General Medicine Internal Medicine
# Hi! Thank you for reaching out

I'm sorry she's having these symptoms. There are many causes of joint pain such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. I would recommend that she undergo X-ray of both knees and hands and check her ESR, CRP, Anti-CCP, SGPT/SGOT, BUN, Crea and RF as well. In the meantime, I recommend she takes Paracetamol 650 mg/tab, 1 tab 3x a day and Celecoxib 200 mg/tab, 1 tab twice a day for breakthrough pain. You may also apply diclofenac gel on the affected area and warm compress as well for pain relief. As for the exercises, I recommend she undergo range of motion exercises within pain free range and isometric exercises in the meantime. I recommend that you speak to a physical therapist for you to be guided accordingly. I hope these helps. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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