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 have early-stage osteoarthritis and low vitamin D levels. What medication should I use?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, 175 to 182 cm in height, and weigh around 88 to 92 Kg. I neither smoke nor drink alcohol. I only use Minoxidil for my hair. After seeing the knee X-ray, the doctor said I had early-stage osteoarthritis. I found that the low rate of vitamin D might be a reason for it,...  Read Full »

Dr. Gabriel Matias

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. You are a young male, and low vitamin D levels are uncommon at your age. Considering the pain you mention in your hands, I want to investigate this cause because it may be a systemic disease. I recommend a daily vitamin D supplementation of 600 IU (international unit)...  Read Full »

Is my hip X-ray indicative of right hip labral tear?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the X-rays of my right hip? What is the floating small white spec near the right hip joint? Is it a labral tear of right hip?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The tiny white spec near the right hip joint is a "loose body" also known as "detached osteophyte", or "spur". It is a part of the spectrum of osteoarthritis and also degenerative or ageing processes. And yes, when detached or loosened, it...  Read Full »

Does my mother need a knee replacement surgery at the age of 53?

Query: Hi doctor, My 53-year-old mother is suffering from severe arthritis. Some doctors suggested we replace her knee. Also, we are not getting positive comments from those who have undergone knee replacement surgery. We are unsure of how to treat this problem. Can you give me an opinion about my mother's...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your mom is having pain, but you have not described the pain in detail, so I assume that this is due to osteoarthritis. The x-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect the patient’s ident...  Read Full »

Why do I have muscle pain and joint stiffness that worsens with inactivity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I am having muscle pain and joint stiffness that is more in my legs and elbows. The discomfort is more in the morning before getting off the bed and worsens with inactivity. However, it gets better with exercise and returns after prolonged sitting or staying...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From what you have mentioned, you have osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease (wear and tear of the joint) that mainly affects the knee, elbow, and hip joints. The other possible cause can be rheumatoid arthritis. Do you have red, te...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe pain in the hip and leg joint?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is experiencing severe pain in her right hip leg joint. She has taken some ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines before. Presently, she is under rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Which hip treatment would you suggest as her age is 81? What are the risk factors of the suggested treat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I would suggest only symptomatic treatment because surgical intervention in such old ages can bring complications, and operations are always risky in old age because bone takes time to heal. Any invasive procedure ca...  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 icliniq.com. 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 a...  Read Full »

I am a 49-year-old hypertensive male with severe joint pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have joint pain. Kindly look at my attached reports. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Looking into your problem and reports (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity), I would diagnose that you got osteoarthritic changes in your knee. Supporting clues in X-ray decreased joint space, formation of new bone, ...  Read Full »

Can you reverse avascular necrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in thighs, hip joints and legs for more than a year. Reports indicate avascular necrosis stage 3. Doctor has recommended me hip replacement. I am really scared of this. Because I did a lot of research on internet about this. I got to know a lot of restriction and risk of dislo...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for using this platform. From the information you provided, it seems like you have stage 3 avascular necrosis (AVN). While there are numerous causes for AVN and often there is no identifiable cause, the prognosis is not very favorable once you reach stage 3. ...  Read Full »

Do X-rays help in differentiating rheumatoid arthritis from osteoarthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having joint pain in my left foot on the first joint of big toe for two weeks. It came on upon waking. The pain was inconvenient, but bearable for the first 36 hours. Then, it was extremely painful on the second day ( a worse pain I have ever had). Then, it has got slightly be...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a strong possibility that this is gout. Considering that it occurred relatively acute, it is possible that it is gout. The diagnosis of gout is by crystal examination in joint fluid and on clinical examination of joints. Of course, osteoarthritis is one of t...  Read Full »

I am a 61-year-old female and have pain in the left thigh while walking uphill or downhill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years 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 th...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 wil...  Read Full »

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