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My mother 77 years old, 65 kg, 148 cm suffering from osteo arthritis for last several years. She takes sufficient vitamin d ,calcium, glucosamine ,boswella etc. She's getting regular physiotherapy, still her condition worsening month by month. None of these works. She takes an ayurvedic medicine, locally made. It contains shilajit 25 mg, guggulu 16 mg, vanga bhasma 8 mg, rasa sandu 4 mg, mandir vassa 8 mg, nag vassa 8 mg, lauha vassa 8 mg, maharasnadi karta 100 mg, ashwagandha 80 mg, calcium carbonate 35 mg, calcium phosphate 35 mg, carboxy methyl cellulose 30 mg. Sir, this is the component of a medicine bottle having 40 tablets. It gives little bit relief for her. What's her possible treatment, except knee replacement? Will this ayurvedic product harm her liver or kidney etc? What will reduce her pain?

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (36795ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My mother 77 years old, 65 kg, 148 cm suffering from osteo arthritis for last several years. She takes sufficient vit...
Only active movements to both the knee joints will be helpful and it will help her to maintain normal range of motion which definitely helps to make her feel better. If she does physical movement with the support of a physiotherapist then majority of the problem will get solved. If the movement is not done then it is not good for her it definitely disturbs her locomotion.Symptoms of arthritis symptoms of osteoarthritis may include joint pain and progressive stiffness that develops gradually. Symptoms of may include painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the fingers, arms, legs, and wrists occurring in the same joints on both sides of the body, especially upon awakening. As arthritis is very common that you get generally bilaterally. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. You can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages alon g with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. You can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. It looks like you are anaemic. That's the reason the knee goes for genu recurvatum which is nothing but backward bowing of legs. This can be prevented by wearing knee brace to support the knee from going backwards while you walk or climb stairs. Check with your haemoglobin levels and also with your calcium & vitamin levels in your body by consulting a general physician. You should wear knee brace regularly. If you want I can help you to get the same.
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I am 38 plus I have problem in my keen before 2 months. Osteoarthritis cheek ho jata hai ya nhi please confirm me.

B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
I am 38 plus I have problem in my keen before 2 months. Osteoarthritis cheek ho jata hai ya nhi please confirm me.
Please check your condition by orthopedician and use some medications as prescribed by Dr. Latter you just go physiotherapy treatment for better results.
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I have undergone plasma treatment for osteoarthritis during december last. Prescribed tubinor and etova 400 for two weeks. Using walker. Now swelling in another leg feet and feeling pain on walk on the veins but the same was not felt while standing on the heels of the leg. Whether tubinor and etova can be taken.

Dr.Poornanand 92% (101ratings)
Orthopedic Doctor, Visakhapatnam
Hope your plasma treatment is helping. Other two medications you r taking is mainly pain killers. You can gradually stop those and see how effective is plasma treatment. As it’s new modality, it’s still under trails. No significant good results to everyone. If it doesn’t work, probably needs knee replacement surgery. Best wishes.
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My mother got osteoarthritis left knee is specifically damaged and osteophytes are visible in left knee on x ray. Joint mobility is reduced and pain on slight walking. Not able to do household work nsaids not working. What is the path from here?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (108070ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My mother got osteoarthritis
left knee is specifically damaged and osteophytes are visible in left knee on x ray.
Joi...
follow these dos and don’ts to help your knees feel their best. 1. Don’t rest too much. Too much rest can weaken your muscles, which can worsen joint pain. Find an exercise program that is safe for your knees and stick with it. If you're not sure which motions are safe or how much you can do, talk with your doctor or a physical therapist. 2. Do exercise. Cardio exercises strengthen the muscles that support your knee and increase flexibility. Weight training and stretching do, too. For cardio, some good choices include walking, swimming, water aerobics, stationary cycling, and elliptical machines. 3. Don’t risk a fall. A painful or unstable knee can make a fall more likely, which can cause more knee damage. 4. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated. 5. Don't overlook your weight. If you're overweight, losing weight reduces the stress on your knee. You don’t even need to get to your "ideal" weight. Smaller changes still make a difference. 6. Don't be shy about using a walking aid. A crutch or cane can take the stress off of your knee. Knee splints and braces can also help you stay stable. 7. Don't let your shoes make matters worse. Cushioned insoles can reduce stress on your knees. 8. Do play with temperature. For the first 48 to 72 hours after a knee injury, use a cold pack to ease swelling and numb the pain. A plastic bag of ice or frozen peas works well. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a day. Wrap your ice pack in a towel to be kind to your skin. After that, you can heat things up with a warm bath, heating pad, or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day. 9. Don’t jar your joint (s). High-impact exercises can further injure painful knees. Avoid jarring exercises such as running, jumping, and kickboxing. Also avoid doing exercises such as lunges and deep squats that put a lot of stress on your knees. These can worsen pain and, if not done correctly, cause injury. Homeopathy is a very effective for this problem n has very encouraging results. And homeopathic medicines are safe and do not have any side effects at all.
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I had asked doubt in the morning regarding osteoarthritis in right hand shoulder.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 93% (36795ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I had asked doubt in the morning regarding osteoarthritis in right hand shoulder.
1.pendulum stretch do this exercise first. Relax your shoulders. Stand and lean over slightly, allowing the affected arm to hang down. Swing the arm in a small circle — about a foot in diameter. Perform 10 revolutions in each direction, once a day. As your symptoms improve, increase the diameter of your swing, but never force it. When you're ready for more, increase the stretch by holding a light weight (three to five pounds) in the swinging arm. 2. Towel stretch hold one end of a three-foot-long towel behind your back and grab the opposite end with your other hand. Hold the towel in a horizontal position. Use your good arm to pull the affected arm upward to stretch it. You can also do an advanced version of this exercise with the towel draped over your good shoulder. Hold the bottom of the towel with the affected arm and pull it toward the lower back with the unaffected arm. Do this 10 to 20 times a day. 3. Finger walk face a wall three-quarters of an arm's length away. Reach out and touch the wall at waist level with the fingertips of the affected arm. With your elbow slightly bent, slowly walk your fingers up the wall, spider-like, until you've raised your arm as far as you comfortably can. Your fingers should be doing the work, not your shoulder muscles. Slowly lower the arm (with the help of the good arm, if necessary) and repeat. Perform this exercise 10 to 20 times a day. 4. Cross-body reach sit or stand. Use your good arm to lift your affected arm at the elbow, and bring it up and across your body, exerting gentle pressure to stretch the shoulder. Hold the stretch for 15 to 20 seconds. Do this 10 to 20 times per day. 5. Armpit stretch using your good arm, lift the affected arm onto a shelf about breast-high. Gently bend your knees, opening up the armpit. Deepen your knee bend slightly, gently stretching the armpit, and then straighten. With each knee bend, stretch a little further, but don't force it. Do this 10 to 20 times each day. Starting to strengthen as your range of motion improves, add rotator cuff–strengthening exercises. Be sure to warm up your shoulder and do your stretching exercises before you perform strengthening exercises. 6. Outward rotationhold a rubber exercise band between your hands with your elbows at a 90-degree angle close to your sides. Rotate the lower part of the affected arm outward two or three inches and hold for five seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times, once a day. 7. Inward rotation stand next to a closed door, and hook one end of a rubber exercise band around the doorknob. Hold the other end with the hand of the affected arm, holding your elbow at a 90-degree angle. Pull the band toward your body two or three inches and hold for five seconds. Repeat 10 to 15 times, once a day. Shoulder exercises and stretches regular exercises and stretches can keep your shoulder strong and flexible. A few things to remember before swinging in to exercises: •stop any exercise if you have more shoulder pain. It may be too soon for you to try. •watch your form. Exercising incorrectly can also cause or worsen shoulder problems. •warm up, even before deep stretching. Light shoulder rolls, gentle movements, or even a warm shower are all ways to warm up your muscles before exercise and stretching. Pendulum stretch for range of motion•stand and bend at the waist. •let your arm on the injured side hang straight down. •keep your neck relaxed. •move your arm in a circle up to 20 times. •do once or more times in a day. Overhead shoulder stretch•sit or stand to do this shoulder stretch. •intertwine your fingers in front of you. •bend your elbows and raise your arms above your head. You can also place your hands on your head or behind it. •gently squeeze your shoulder blades together to move your elbows back. •continue for up to 20 repetitions. Repeat 5 to 10 times a day.Do’s and don’ts for shoulder pain do’s: do the prescribed exercise regularly to maintain strength, flexibility and range of motion. Do keep the affected affected arm supported supported. Don’ts: do not sleep on the affected affected side. Do not lift heavyweight with the affected arm. Do not jerk your shoulder shoulder to avoid stress. ¾ don't use the arm to push yourself up in bed or from a chair because this requires forceful contraction of muscles. Don't participate in contact sports or do any repetitive heavy lifting. We suggest you to wear shoulder support brace which is available in two different sizes which makes the patient to feel comfortable as it maintains the shoulder in anatomical position and the short lever is maintained. The reason to maintain the short lever in the shoulder joint is it helps the shoulder to prevent the movements which itself is the key to have better progression of healing in the shoulder region. This is suggested for the following conditions this shoulder support brace what we are suggesting for you is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it.
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Hai my name is seetha. I am having osteo arthritis in my right shoulder. Pain is there. Any medicine.

Orthopedic Doctor,
Hai my name is seetha. I am having osteo arthritis in my right shoulder. Pain is there. Any medicine.
Hai lybrate-user, you can start with anti-inflammatory medication, indeed your medical condition are you suffering any comorbidities meanwhile you can start this medication. Tab. Ultracet twice a day.
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I had suffered from osteoarthritis few year back. Now I am suffering from lumber spondylitis l4, l5 and psoriasis. My question is these all decease are connected to each other. How can I get rid of lumber spondylitis?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (108070ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Below are exercises that strengthen the lower back and help manage lower back pain: 1. Bridges—lie on the ground and bend the knees, placing the feet flat on the floor hip-width apart. Press the feet into the floor, keeping the arms by the sides. Raise the buttocks off the ground until the body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the knees. Squeeze the buttocks with the shoulders remaining on the floor. Lower the buttocks to the ground and rest for a few seconds.Repeat 15 times and then rest for 1 minute.Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.2. Knee-to-chest stretches— lie on the back on the floor. Bend the knees, keeping both feet flat on the floor. Use both hands to pull one knee in toward the chest. Hold the knee against the chest for 5 seconds, keeping the abdominals tight and pressing the spine into the floor. Return to the starting position.Repeat with the opposite leg.Repeat with each leg 2–3 times twice a day. 3. Lower back rotational stretches—lie back on the floor with bent knees and feet flat on the ground. Keeping the shoulders firmly on the floor, gently roll both bent knees over to one side. Hold the position for 5–10 seconds. Return to the starting position. Gently roll the bent knees over to the opposite side, hold, and then return to the starting position. Repeat 2–3 times on each side twice a day. 4. Draw-in maneuvers— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Breathe in deeply. While breathing out, pull the bellybutton toward the spine, tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the hips still. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Repeat 5 times. 5. Pelvic tilts— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Gently arch the lower back and push the stomach out. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Flatten the back and pull the bellybutton in toward the floor. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Increase the number of repetitions daily, building up to 30. 6. Lying lateral leg lifts— lie on one side with the legs together. Keep the lower leg slightly bent. Draw the bellybutton into the spine to engage the core muscles. Raise the top leg about 18 inches, keeping it straight and extended. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Turn onto the other side of the body and repeat, lifting the other leg. Perform 3 sets on each side. 7. Cat stretches— get onto the hands and knees with the knees hip-width apart. Arch the back, pulling the bellybutton up toward the spine. Slowly relax the muscles and allow the abdomen to sag toward the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3–5 times twice a day. 8. Supermans— lie face down on the ground and stretch both arms out in front of the body, keeping the legs stretched out and flat on the ground. Raise both the hands and feet, aiming to create a gap of about 6 inches between them and the floor. Try to pull in the bellybutton, lifting it off the floor to engage the core muscles. Keep the head straight and look at the floor to avoid neck injury. Stretch the hands and feet outward as far as possible. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective consult online with details.
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My mother is 62 and suffering from osteoarthritis in left knee. She's in severe pain. Due to this she gets stiffness on her muscles. Is etoshine tab. Helpful? Or any other way to generate cartilage at this age. It will be helpful if you suggest some.

Dr.Sachin Prakash Rathod 89% (236ratings)
MBBS, D'Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma, FIFA Diploma in football medicine
Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
My mother is 62 and suffering from osteoarthritis in left knee. She's in severe pain. Due to this she gets stiffness ...
hello Ashok ji, osteoarthritis at this age is very common and female specially knee.though etoshine can help in treating pain in knee due to osteoarthritis I would suggest to get first x ray done n see grade of osteoarthritis as management totally depends on stage of disease n symptom she is have do eloborate in detail about her sign n symptom for proper management you can consult me online for management
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I am a senior citizen, age is 73 years, having osteoarthritis since last three years, I am feeling discomfort in night sleep, no sound sleep in the night, using oil massage in the night when wake up, but no improvement, sometimes I take ultracet medicine to control pain in both the knees, please suggest,

Orthopedic Doctor, Mumbai
I am a senior citizen, age is 73 years, having osteoarthritis since last three years, I am feeling discomfort in nigh...
Dear lybrate-user, your knee must be in bad condition of osteoarthritis. It will be better if you see a knee specialist near you and get x ray done. He might suggest you surgery (i am just assuming from your complaints). Start doing knee exercise. Static cycling is of good help. Initial few days it will be painful. But later your pain will subside.
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