Osteoarthritis of the knee is usually an age-related disease that occurs due to regular wear and tear of the knee joint. It may occur faster in the case of older individuals and post-menopausal women.
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What is the reason for edema of both feet and ankles?
Query: Hello doctor, I am regularly taking 6 oz of warm water with half a slice of a medium-sized lemon and one medium spoon of honey right in the morning for the last 15 days. Whatever be the benefits, I find my arthritic knee pains have slightly increased along with edema of both feet and ankles and pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have mentioned that you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with osteoarthritis. But, you have not mentioned which DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) you are taking.Anyways, I would suggest the following. NSAIDS (non-s... Read Full »
What can be done for unbearable knee pain in elderly woman?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother started having knee pain and recently it is unbearable. We did an X-ray and the doctor gave her medicines but there was no relief for her. She is also taking medicine for hyperthyroidism. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother appears to have severe osteoarthritis which is wear and tear of the knee joint due to age. I hope she does not get recurrent fever and is not suffering from any other joint conditions. Considering the severity of involvement, she may need total knee replacem... Read Full »
My knee joints make noises but it is not painful. What can be done?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. Three to four months ago, my knee joints started to make noises. But it is not painful. And, when I drive for a long time and get out of the car, my left knee, which is used to press the clutch, has a sharp pain. But, it is only once when I first step outside ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have medial compartment osteoarthritis with a possibility of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the left knee (SPONK). Check SPONK in left knee. You need to do an MRI scan and I would also sugge... Read Full »
Is biocell collagen product safe to treat my 66-year-old mother with knee osteoarthritis?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 66 years old, weighed 70 kg, and has a height of 5.1 feet. She has knee osteoarthritis, for which she is taking Freeflex forte thrice daily. She has osteoporosis and takes Supracal pro-1 (calcium citrate, D3, and bone minerals). She has trigeminal neuralgia and takes Lyrica 7... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It would be best if you started biocell 2 grams per day or jointing one sachet daily for 90 days. Long-term studies are not available to prove the side effects of this molecule. Some of my patients get swelling over the joint as its anima... Read Full »
What does my knee MRI actually indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I slipped from the bike and hurt my right knee. Though it is causing less pain during a normal walk, it hurts a lot while walking on stairs. I visited an orthopedic surgeon, and he told me to take an MRI. The MRI report is as follows: Impression: Grade 3 tear involving the pos... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been ideal if you had posted your MRI films for me to see, as, without them, I can only comment and answer your questions with limited knowledge of your condition. Cysts are not an immediate result of trauma. They develop over time and may have prec... Read Full »
Can I take Glucosamine Chondroitin sulfate along with supplements for knee pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of knee pain and currently taking supplements. Kindly let me know whether it is safe to take glucosamine chondroitin sulfate along with the following medications: Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 20 mg once a day. Atacand (Candesartan) 16 mg twice a day. Aspirin 100 mg once a da... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Chondroitin glucosamine sulfate is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis and cataract. There is limited information about the interaction of chondroitin glucosamine sulfate with the above-mentioned medicines. Ho... Read Full »
Can Lyrica help my mother's arthritis-induced walking difficulties?
Query: Hello doctor, We do not have any current x-rays, but the local doctor thinks it is related to arthritis. It is starting to impact her walking a bit. Are there any exercises and medicines she should take? Pain killers work, but we want to solve the problem with compression-like heat. How about taking... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. Kindly answer the questions to know more. 1. What is the actual history of presenting complaints? 2. Is it arthritis of the knee joint? The query does not mention the symptom of the patient. Considering the... 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 »
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 »
Is it possible to have osteoarthritis in both knees?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I have knee pain in both knees out of injury-induced, and earlier I had knee osteoarthritis as by the X-ray report. How do I improve? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your injury. It is very rare to see osteoarthritis in both knees after trauma. You might be having early degenerative osteoarthritis or maybe chondromalacia patella. One thing I would like to ask if you have any other joint pain or morning st... Read Full »
How to treat knee pain and stiffness in a diabetic patient?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 69 years old. She is getting pain in the right knee (left side), burning sensation, and stiff legs after sitting for a long time to get up. It subsides after a few steps. There is no swelling or inflammation in the legs. How can I upload the x-rays? She has diabetes for th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through clinical history and x-ray images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The picture looks to be related to moderate arthritis of the knee, not like a neurological problem. And this needs proper treatment in terms of knee exercises, avo... Read Full »