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Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage present at the ends of the bones gets worn down. It commonly affects hands, neck, back, knees causing joint pain. It is managed by doing physiotherapy and taking medications. In some cases, surgery is required.

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I suspect of having osteoarthritis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female. My BMI is normal. I am fairly active on my feet all day because of work and I used to walk instead of transport. I was a lot more active when I was younger. I used to dance for roughly 20 hours a week and swim five hours a week. Since I have got older and due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It does seem like osteoarthritis, but I would suggest ruling out rheumatological diseases as well and check vitamin D and repeat it. For your shoulder I would like to know how much is your range of motion. Thank you.   Read Full »

Will glucosamine taken for osteoarthritis interact with Clopidogrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I have osteoarthritis of shoulders. Which glucosamine products do not interact with Clopidogrel? What medication or supplement can I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am assuming, based on the drugs, you are in your middle ages. Without knowing your medical condition and why are you on Clopidogrel, I am assuming that you may have a cardiac condition that needs anti-platelet medicines. Also, arthritis of the shoulder is rather un...  Read Full »

I have headache, temperature fluctuations and pain in the knee. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I have had headache from last two years. It keeps fluctuating between minor to severe. I have hypothyroidism, I am on tablet Thyroxine 125 mg for two days and tablet Thyroxine 100 mg for five days. My body temperature keeps fluctuating at an interval of ten ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, I am very sorry about your health condition. You may be suffering from chronic headaches probably tension or migranes, with hypothyroidism and osteoarthritis of knee. First of all, you will have to take a rest for a few days from work. I ad...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pain and twinges in my groin area during certain movements?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had pain in my lower stomach just above my crotch area for about seven weeks now. When I first went to my doctor with the complaint, he said I could have pulled a muscle. I have made an appointment to go back again, which he told me to do and he advised me to bring a urine sample. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel really sorry for the pain and twinges you feel on certain positions and movements. It really is bothersome and needs attention and care. Your symptoms typically seem to be due to osteoarthritis of the hip joint and that is a medical condition of the hip joint ...  Read Full »

My mom met with two major falls. Is that due to Achilles tendon weakness?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question for my mother. My mother is 50 years old. She complains of an episodic, sudden loss of weight-bearing ability on the left Achilles tendon. This has resulted in two major falls, which resulted in trauma. These are present for the past few months and have become more freque...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your mother's elaborative history provided here, along with the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with this query. She has mild osteoarthritic changes in the lumbosacral region with osteoarthritis knee, anemia, per...  Read Full »

Why do I experience pain in both legs when the AC is on?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father who is 58 years old. For the past two months, he has had a pain in both legs - down from the knee to the foot whenever he sits in his office room that has an AC. He says that if he sets the temperature to over 26 C, the pain recedes in about half hour. What ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bilateral knee osteoarthritis can cause this pain which can be affected by temperature. Also, the calf muscles attach at the back of the knee joint and go right till the heel. So pain of the knee can cause this. The other possibility is vitamin D deficiency along with ...  Read Full »

My mother has knee pain. Can cartilage type-2 capsules help?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has knee joint pain issue. We consulted a specialist a month back, he said that the cartilage in the knee joint has become less in one side of the joint and he suggested few medicines for pain relief and cartilage renewal namely, Calcium (Celedol -100, Jointac C2, and Osteodo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh C. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Whatever you use, whether cartilage supplements or Glucosamine, it will not help in moderate to severe osteoarthritis. Only in the very early stages of OA, it helps. ' If she is not diabetic, I suggest she can take intra-articular steroids or if affordable, intra-art...  Read Full »

Can pain and popping sound during jaw movements indicate osteoarthritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weight 79 kg. Vegetarian diet. Before two years, due to stomach disturbance and pain and some popup and cracker sound occurred in my knee joints. I visited the doctor and he suggested me for a laboratory test of liver function test and all ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through all the history details and reports. It shows mild osteoarthritis which is not reversible. But if you maintain your weight and exercise, it will halt. Please do quadriceps exercise for knees and for shoulder, bench press. Take a lot of fruits and vegetabl...  Read Full »

I am a 61-year-old female and have pain in the left thigh while walking.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old female with dull aching pain in the left thigh close to the inguinal ligament corresponding to iliopsoas insertion, which has been severe in the night for the past month. It radiates up in the abdominal wall and down in the anterior thigh. My symptoms started after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and based on that, there are two possibilities. It can be osteoarthritis of the hip causing thigh pain or disc degeneration and nerve root entrapment. I will l...  Read Full »

Why do I have whole body pain when I get up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 65 year old female. For the past six months to one year (approx), I have been getting up in the morning with lower back pain, and all around body pain. I teach yoga, so really I am fine. I have started doing some spinal twists in bed before getting up and forward bend at...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Morning stiffness and pain following a period of prolonged rest are suggestive of wear and tear process or osteoarthritis. Wear and tear is an age-related condition.As long as this pain is not affecting your lifestyle (I understand that you wake up with pain but sleep sou...  Read Full »

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