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Osteoarthritis Pain - Symptoms and Causes of OA Pain!!

Dr. Arun Partani 92% (60 ratings)
DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Joint Replacement, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Jaipur
Osteoarthritis Pain - Symptoms and Causes of OA Pain!!

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis in relation to the different affected areas?

An osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis which means unexpected inflammation of the joints/muscles, which is usually very painful. This form of arthritis is not curable, and the only thing that you can do is to take measures to reduce the painful effects of the condition. The symptoms of the medical condition often occur gradually and are chronic and long lasting in nature. Some of the body parts that get affected easily are:

  • Hips- pain is felt in the groin area or buttocks at the hip joint.
  • Fingers- bony growths at the edge of joints can cause fingers to become swollen, tender and red. There may be a pain at the base of the thumb.
  • Knees- a 'grating' or 'scraping' sensation occurs when moving the knee.
  • Feet- pain and tenderness are felt in the large joint at the base of the big toe. There may be swelling in ankles or toes.

Some of the most common symptoms which are more common to all body parts are as follows:

  • Chronic painThe arthritis related pain is very intense and chronic in nature, and it has an ever increasing trend if proper care is not taken. This pain can appear in any body joint of a person and it can cause visible inflammation or swelling in and around the muscles of that particular joint.
  • Body stiffness - Another characteristic feature of this medical disorder is that there is stiffness in the normal movement of the joints and muscles. This symptom also results in a lack of flexibility of the concerned person.
  • Inflammation and tenderness - Osteoarthritis is such a condition which is observable by the naked eye, as it shows signs like inflammation and tenderness. Inflammation can be noticed if a joint has a considerable amount of swelling.

I want to know the reason for back pain It happens when I continue sit down or work by sitting on floor for more than 20 minutes. I want a solution for it please advice me for it.

Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopardics
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I want to know the reason for back pain
It happens when I continue sit down or work by sitting on floor for more than...
Hello lybrate-user, there are many reasons for back pain, sitting continues your muscle might go into spasm that create you pain in back better avoid sitting for prolong time and I suggest start back strengthing exercises.
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I am suffering from back pain from last 6 months. Please suggest me what should I do.

Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopardics
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I am suffering from back pain from last 6 months. Please suggest me what should I do.
Hello, back pain for more than 6 month at this age need to rule out disc prolapse I would suggest you get an investigation done with x-rays and scan if needed.
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - Know Everything About It!

Dr. Deepak Thakur 89% (99 ratings)
M.CH. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - Know Everything About It!

In general, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, or ACL injuries, are understood to be tears in any of the several knee ligaments joining the upper leg bone and the lower leg bone. This can vary from minor injuries, such as small ligament tears, to more serious cases, like complete tears or when the ligament and one of the bones gets displaced from the other. These injuries usually occur during sports activities, like soccer, basketball, football, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, etc. An untreated ACL injury can lead to a condition called an ACL deficiency. This can cause a lot of problems with regard to knee movements as the bones may rub against each other, causing a lot of pain. In some cases, the cartilage covering the ends of the bones may get damaged, eventually tearing and trapping the cushion pads supporting the knee joints.


Signs and symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament may include:

  1. You are unable to move properly.
  2. You experience immense pain while walking up and down stairs.
  3. You are unable to engage much in physical activities.
  4. Your knee begins to swell gradually.
  5. You can sense a loud popping sensation when moving your knee.
  6. You experience feelings of instability.

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries generally occur during sports. Here are some common possible instances that might happen during a game:

  1. Sudden arrest in motion
  2. An unsteady landing from a jump
  3. Direct blows to the knee from tackles
  4. Sudden shifts in direction

Treatment of ACL injuries normally involves the following:

  1. Immediate medical attention along with intense first aid care
  2. Sincere adherence to the R.I.C.E model of self care -
    • Rest: Proper rest for a couple of weeks or months depending upon the severity of the injury
    • Ice: Using ice packs to help cool the nerves
    • Compression: Ice treatment further helps in compression
    • Elevation: When lying down in bed, it is strongly recommended that you keep your affected leg at a slightly higher position, through the use of pillows or cushions
  3. Success rehabilitative therapy for several weeks
  4. Anterior cruciate ligament surgery or reconstruction
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Hello am 17 years male and yesterday night I went to poop and as I went I was experiencing back pain in there. Also today morning while popping mild pain and now also am facing back pain mild pain but exists. This is an initial stage so what can I do right now. What has to be done?

Dr. Devang Patel 87% (53 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Hello am 17 years male and yesterday night I went to poop and as I went I was experiencing back pain in there. Also t...
It may be due to flatulance. Take hot water in small cup in the morning and evening. Take light diet and apply Ayurvedic massage oil on your back. Don't worry it is not a big problem.
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Having a Chest pain since 5-6 days. It feels like my heart is running faster. Whenever I climb stairs and eat it feels louder. Also. Stomach and body ache. Dizziness. Burping and Farting. Feels like I will vomit but not. Sometimes eyeburn may be coz of mobile in night. And shortness of breath.

Dr. Ramawtar Sharma 91% (252 ratings)
B.A.M.S, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Having a Chest pain since 5-6 days.
It feels like my heart is running faster.
Whenever I climb stairs and eat it feel...
Hello Lybrate user All symptoms might be due to anaemia. You must get get your blood report for haemoglobin and other parameters. Take nutritive diet. Take spinch, pomegranate, almonds, raisins, carrot etc. Do some yoga and mild exercises.
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Hip Replacement - Understanding The Procedure In Detail!

Dr. Rakesh Kumar 88% (83 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hip Replacement - Understanding The Procedure In Detail!

Mobility for a person is very important, and when you look through, the hip is a very important component to this. It connects the upper and lower parts of the body and helps in movement. It is a ball and socket joint, where the hip bone provides a socket, into which the upper part of the thighbone (femur) sits into, allowing for free movement.

Like any other human organ, the hip also is prone to damage. Be it natural ageing, infection, injury, or diseases, hip movement can be affected, leading to limited movement and increased pain and stiffness. For these people, being able to get back a hip which will allow them to be back on their feet is a boon for sure. It helps in relieving pain and improving mobility, almost giving people a second lease of life.

Reasons for hip replacement:

  1. With natural ageing, the hip joint can lose its ability to move, due to normal wear and tear of the hip and thigh bones
  2. Diseases of the hips (infectious or autoimmune) can also lead to hip replacement
  3. Injury or trauma is another major cause that requires hip replacement
  4. Joint problems, leading to repeated dislocations
  5. Tumours of the relevant bones

Understanding the procedure in detail

  1. The affected bones (whether diseases or worn out) are replaced with a prosthesis which is compatible with the normal body tissue.
  2. While some materials fuse to the natural bone, others do not and are simply placed as a separate unit
  3. This is a surgery which requires hospitalisation and stays for up to 5 days depending on patient’s overall health condition
  4. The entire procedure may take a couple of hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia
  5. An incision is made through the side of the hip
  6. Both the hip and the thigh joints are prepared, diseased tissue removed, re-shaped, etc. to make way for the prosthesis
  7. The prosthesis is introduced through the same incision and positioned into place
  8. As noted earlier, there are two types. The ones which fuse to the bone have pores in them into which normal bone eventually grows.
  9. The other variety is the cemented version, and a glue is used to keep it in place
  10. Most doctors now use a combination, that is cement a porous prosthesis, into which bone will grow, and the incisions are closed
  11. The patient stays in the hospital for 1 to 4 days depending on overall health
  12. Once discharged, infection and pain control are continued
  13. Exercise and physiotherapy play a major role in restoring normal function
  14. Weight management is also very important
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Fibromyalgia - Know Its Symptoms And Treatments!

Dr. Anjali Kolhe 88% (29 ratings)
MD - Anaesthesiology, F.U.I.C.C.(Pain) Pain Management Specialist
Pain Management Specialist, Nagpur
Fibromyalgia - Know Its Symptoms And Treatments!

Are you suffering from body pains? It could be Fibromyalgia!!

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread body pain along with sleep deficits, memory loss, mood problems and fatigue.

Symptoms may be triggered after a surgery, physical trauma, infection, or stress. Women are much more vulnerable to this disease than men. Many people affected with fibromyalgia may have suffered from headaches, backaches, depression, anxiety, tension, temporomandibular joint disorders and irritable bowel syndrome.

Most of these patients have undergone multiple consultation with various doctors and undergone many tests but no diagnosis could be made. These patients are often ignored by doctors and family members as always 'complaining of pain'

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:

  1. Extensive Pain- Pain related to fibromyalgia is often depicted as a dull pain that lasts for at least three months. Pain can involve any body part like back, neck, chest, arms, legs. Patients have pain in multiple areas of body and painful areas change over time.
  2. Fatigue- Patients afflicted with this disorder feel tired even after sleep. Such people are reported to sleep for longer hours than normal people but their sleep often gets disrupted due to sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome.
  3. Cognitive Difficulties- These patients find it difficult to concentrate at work and also suffer from memory deficits in daily activities.
  4. Other Symptoms: These patients may also have symptoms like burning urination, urgency of urination, numbness,loss of appetite, tingling sensation,diarrhea, constipation, tinnitus, depression etc.

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia:

There are no specific test to diagnose fibromyalgia. Diagnosis is made by a doctor specialized in Pain Medicine using clinical methods based on symptoms and examination. Blood tests like Haemogram, Thyroid function test, RA Factor, ESR are done to rule out other diseases which can cause similar symptoms.

Treatment of Fibromyalgia:

  1. First step in treating these patients is to accept their problem and discuss with patient and family members regarding the presence of such disease entity.
  2. Lifestyle changes like active involvement in cardiovascular exercises,swimming, yoga, meditation are important to control symptoms.
  3. Conventional painkillers do not work in these patients. They requires special medications prescribed by a Pain Specialist for control of symptoms.
  4. Counselling of patient is beneficial for associated depression.
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Get Relief From Pain Related to Back, Joint, Muscle!!

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 92% (5002 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Get Relief From Pain Related to Back, Joint, Muscle!!

Pain in back, joints or in muscle can be very troublesome. And if it continues, then it can cause a lot of discomfiture as you then find it difficult to perform even day-to-day activities. Homeopathy very effectively deals with any pain. Let us check the remedies:

Homeopathic remedies for back pain:

  1. Arnica: Injured back often leads to severe back pain and it can be well treated by this homeopathic medicine. Both recent and past back-injuries can be treated using this medicine. This medicine is absolutely safe and thus you will not face any side-effects at all. Unwanted back stiffness and soreness within back muscles can also be minimized to a great extent with the consistent application of this medicine. Back motions can be made much more flexible by curtailing restlessness.
  2. Bryonia: There are some prominent symptoms of back pain and they can be easily and efficiently alleviated by this medicine. If you have become pretty tired of applying homemade therapies, then you can try out this solution. This medicine can reduce your pain and inflammation within a few hours, and you can get back to your daily activities with great energy. Apart from taking this medicine, you have to take enough rest so that your back can get relaxed. Your back motion can be smoothened and made flexible by taking the concerned medicine.

Ways in which homeopathy can cure Joint and muscle pain:

  1. Moving and shifting joint or muscle pains: Many patients have this problem where they face joint or muscle pain but instead of it being constant in one area, it moves around the body. Pulsatilla is known to effectively reduce the symptoms in these cases.
  2. Arthritis: One of the most common problems that many people report is that of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, which causes a lot of pain in many people. In many cases, the use of Natrum Muriaticum and Bryonia has been known to allay the pain.
  3. Tennis elbow or tendon related problems: This is a common ailment, which in many cases is caused by strenuous activities, such as sports. Rhus tox has been known to be effective in such cases.
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Dr. S.K. Tandon 96% (9979 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am 23 year old male I am masturbating daily many times from age of 15 from last 2 month I left masturbation addicti...
Take Cap. Betacap TR 40 twice daily for one month. Please do masturbation weekly only. Take plenty of water and salad and green vegetables and fruits.
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