Osteoarthritis

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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How can I get recovered from shoulder and arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female. My weight is 54 kg and height is 4'10". I have been suffering from upper arm and shoulder pain for the past one year, and it increased in the last three months. I cannot lift any weight. I feel pain with movement (forward and backward) of the arm. The arm is sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Non-traumatic pain in shoulder in a female of your age group is either because of periarthritis shoulder or frozen shoulder or due to early osteoarthritic changes in the shoulder joint. Both clinical examination and radiological investigation such as x-ray and MRI sca...  Read Full »

Will osteoarthritis causing knee pain resolve without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 years old dad has knee pain from the past 1 to 2 years. After taking many x-rays, the doctor diagnosed him with osteoarthritis. The doctor suggested going for knee replacement. We would like to know, can the pain reduce without surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee shows osteoarthritis. Surgery is a very good option, that is a total knee replacement. Nowadays, good implants are available, which lasts up to 30 years in vivo studies. You should ask you...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest medicines and exercises for joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother underwent a hysterectomy surgery before few months. Now she is having tremendous pain in her joints. She is unable to walk without proper support. She has more pain in her knee, ankle, and finger joints. What can I do? Please suggest medicine and exercise for having relief from...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for having joint pain. The causes are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. I suggest you take X-rays of her both knees and hands. She needs to do ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), anti-CCP (anti-citrullinated pepti...  Read Full »

Is psoriatic arthritis considered a disability?

Query: Hello doctor, I told my dermatologist I probably have psoriatic arthritis. I have knee pain that I take Advil to get through the day at work. I was also told to get on Cosentyx, but it is too expensive for me. What other options do I have?  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is a possibility that your knee is getting affected by psoriatic arthritis, but we should also rule out underlying osteoarthritis priorly, for which an x-ray would be sufficient (if they have done it, you can attach the reports). Secondly, I would like to kn...  Read Full »

What are the complications of loose ligamental joints from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and my height is 5'11". Please look at my legs. I can walk, run and sit. I have loose ligamental joints (collateral ligaments) from childhood, and I have small patella. What is the problem of having loose ligamental joints in future? Is there any problem with small pat...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the images provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From images, it appears that you have genu valgum deformity in your left knee. There is no supportive evidence or examination notes stating about small patel...  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 the le...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my joint pain and cervical spondylosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 57 years old. My weight is 67 kg, and my height is 5 feet. I am suffering from joint pain, mainly cervical spondylosis, knee pain, pain in the feet and hands. I have severe inflammation in my feet, and stiffness in the knee. I am also suffering from severe constipation. Please he...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain at the bottom side of the back in a geriatric patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 84 years old, was admitted to the hospital for six days (discharge summary attached). In an intervening period of two days, she was admitted to another hospital (discharge card attached) for dialysis and brought back to the same hospital. She was shifted from the previo...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and discharge summary. She is a known CKD (Chronic kidney disease) with diabetes, hypertension, and bedsores. As per investigation and report, blood pressure and diabetes are under control now...  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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for an 81-year-old woman?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 81 years old. She had undergone one left shoulder surgery due to a fracture in the neck of the humerus four years ago. She also had experienced a cerebral stroke resulting partial paralysis of the left hand and the left leg. Now, due to a sudden fall on the ground, she also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history as well as the images attached to it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has fractured her right humerus and she also has osteoarthritis in right shoulder and osteoporosis. She had a cerebrovascular accident ca...  Read Full »

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