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Dr. Hema

Rheumatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Hema is a trusted Rheumatologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sakthi hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hema on Lybrate.com.

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Types And Treatment of Arthritis

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Types And Treatment of Arthritis

What are the Different Kinds of Arthritis and How to Treat Them? 

Arthritis is a very common medical condition that affects a lot of adults as they age. It occurs due to inflammation of the joints, which can be caused by a number of factors such as aging, injury or infection. There are over a hundred different kinds of arthritis that cause various sorts of problems to those affected. However, this condition can be broadly classified into two major types, which include the following: 

  1. Osteoarthritis- Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common kind of chronic condition to affect the joints. This occurs when the cartilage that surrounds the joint wears away and allows the ends of bones to rub against each other causing immense pain and is often accompanied by inflammation and swelling. The primary cause of osteoarthritis is aging, obesity and occurs mainly due to pressure on the joints. 
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis- This is the most common type of arthritis that occurs due to joint inflammation. It is an autoimmune condition, which means that it is caused by a dysfunction of the immune system that leads to inflammation of the joints. Chronic inflammation causes joint deformities and even the development of rheumatoid nodules on the skin around the joint. Two-thirds of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis are women. 

Depending on the nature of the condition and the age and medical history of the patient, diagnosis and treatment of arthritis varies. Although there is no permanent cure for arthritis, especially the type caused by aging, a number of remedies exist that provide relief from pain.

Some of the common methods of treatment for arthritis are: 

  1. Medication- Some medicines provide relief from the pain of arthritis if it is not too severe. These include painkillers, anti-inflammatory pills, sprays, and ointments, etc. In case of high-intensity pain, codeine is often prescribed.
  2. Stem Cell Therapy or PRP Therapy- This method involves drawing platelets from the patient's own blood and injecting it into the inflamed parts of the joint in order to repair damaged muscles and alleviate pain. This treatment stimulates natural healing process of body and is free from side effects.
  3. Injections- A number of anti-inflammatory substances and lubricants can be injected into the affected joints to decrease pain. Ozone gas injections or hyaluronic acid injections are an example of this. 
  4. Intramuscular Stimulation- Targeted treatment of tender points in muscle help to relieve muscle spasm associated with arthritis and also improves joint mobility and decreases pain. 
  5. Surgery- In extreme cases, surgical procedures are resorted to for treating arthritis. However, successful surgery cannot always be guaranteed and it comes with its own set of risks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a rheumatologist and ask a free question.
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Hi sir, my left knee injured in sports I do 2 time operations. Grade iv medical femoral condyle (12: 20mm) over weight bearing area. Arthroscopic lavage with debridement with chondral biopsy left knee down. But I do slowly running continue the pain. Why sir please tell me.

M.S. -ORTHO, Fellowship In hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Orthopedist, Surat
Hi sir, my left knee injured in sports I do 2 time operations. Grade iv medical femoral condyle (12: 20mm) over weigh...
Lybrate-user, you have cartilage complete loss in weight bearing area in knee. It's grade four. Please do mri. You are too young for replacement. Now a days cartilage replacement operation possible for your age not stem cell, it's cartilage replacement. Cartilage part taken from your body from non weight bearing area, and grow in laboratory. Make gel like it and reimplant gel in your defect area. It's 99% successful surgery. Thanks
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I was playing football and got hurt. My knee is paining for 3 days. The pain is not much but it just does not goes. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I was playing football and got hurt. My knee is paining for 3 days. The pain is not much but it just does not goes. W...
Hello, take Arnica 200, 5 drops twice daily. Five phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Revert after 7 days.
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I have a pain since 2 month in my knee when I am doing any heavy work. Please give me the solution?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have a pain since 2 month in my knee when I am doing any heavy work. Please give me the solution?
Your daily habits or age may be the root of your knee problems. Some common home care techniques for knee pain that control inflammation and help to break the inflammatory cycle are protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation, glucosamine supplement has also may help, I can prescribe a detailed treatment plan. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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Need PRP treatment for my father's Knee at Chandigarh. Economical and best treatment. Please advice. He is in very severe pain. Thanks.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Need PRP treatment for my father's Knee at Chandigarh. Economical and best treatment. Please advice. He is in very se...
You should take acupressure therapy and take Biochemic ferrum phos 200x 4tab thrice a day&take it 5days and consult private online.
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My mom was having arthritis. Few days before doctor told it's rheumatoid arthritis. Doctor also mentioned there is no medicine for this. Mom is having pain in her thumb tips. Is there any medicine for it. Or is there any exercise or precautions to take, for controlling the effects?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Rheumatoid arthritis is a self limiting disease. Acute phase can be managed with medicines. Physiotherapy helps in preventing contractures & deformities. Keep your moral up! any way take ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days caldikind plus (mankind) 1tab odx10days you will need other supportive medicines also. Do knee exercises it may have to be further investigated make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do ask for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4-5 days, contact me again.
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Sir, My mother is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 3 years. Can you tell any sure cure for that?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir, My mother is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis since 3 years. Can you tell any sure cure for that?
Hi, Rhumatoid arthritis cannot be cured , it can only be controlled. Take tab. Rhukot 2 tabs 3 times a day and 2 tsf of Maharasnadi Kashaya mixed with equal quantity of water, 3 times a day after food. Apply Dashaanga lepa on the affected joints at night and wash it the next day morning. Rhukot gel may be applied for pain during the day time. Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet pumpkin, peas, channa, etc food which aggrevates the pain.
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What is the best way to cure bone arthritis? Do you suggest ayurvedic treatment or our common medication will do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Follow these usefultips for arthritis pain relief: * take take calcium rich diet daily. Take a glass (300 ml) of full cream milk daily or 100 gm of cheese or 1-2 eggs regularly. * give a gentle oil massage to knees regularly and wrap your knees with cloth dipped in hot water for atleast 10-15 minutes. * wear knee cap or wrap crape bandage during walk for knee support. * sit atleast for 5-8 minutes in sunlight in morning or evening for vitamin-d *avoid heal shoe and wear only flat shoes for balanced load on knees. * take guggalu tablets if himalaya one tablet daily for atleast 3 months. * take a piece of garlic, crush it and boil it a glass of milk and drink daily for fast pain relief.
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I am suffering from right knee joint pain, since last two weeks to relive the pain while waking I am using elastic tubular knee caps. While in relaxing position, while in deep sleep I used to get cramps right side thigh. I am using home cal. But yet, there is no relief. Please suggest some relif through homeopathy.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I am suffering from right knee joint pain, since last two weeks to relive the pain while waking I am using elastic tu...
You can take any medicines from pathy of your choice. Being an orthopaedic surgeon, I would like to advise you some exercises for knee and some precautions to be taken to increase strength of knees and decrease pain. Cycling and swimming are good for knees. Avoid squatting and sitting cross legged and you will get long term benefits.. Dr Prashant Parate Shoulder and Knee Surgeon Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement Surgeon Sports Injuries Specialist
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