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I am 24 years old female and having pain in knee and ankle joints frequently. I've consulted many doctors and conducted many tests but all the results come out to be normal. What should I do?
I am on rheumatoid arthritis allopathy treatment since few years, but since few months I have severe hair fall problem. I am taking rumalef 20 mg 1OD, calton d 500.1 OD, folvvite 1 OD, HCQS 300 1 OD, folitrex 50 injection subcutaneous 0.6 ml weekly. Please suggest me something.
My father aged 64, height 5.10" had fever of about 101-102C 4-5 days back. He was taking paracetamol 650 mg. Now he has joints pain, mainly both knee pain and fever around 99-99.8C. Blood test is done as described below :- Blood Reports: hematology Hb - 9.5 g/dl TLC - 4300 mm3 DLC - P75, L23, M01, E01 platelet count - 1.35 lacs/mm3 Malaria parasite - Negative. Peripheral smear - Predominantly normocytic normochromic RBC seen with few macrocytic & macro ovalocytes RBC seen. DENGUE TEST Dengue: Ns1Ag - Negative Dengue Serology: IgM - Negative IgG - Negative KIDNEY FUNCTION TEST FBS - 90 Urea - 30 Creatinine - 1.73 Calcium - 7.80 Uric acid - 8.0 LIVER FUNCTION TEST Total Bilirubin - 0.72 Direct Bilirubin - 0.20 SGPT - 17 SGOT - 32 ALP - 99 Total Protein - 6.56 Albumin - 4.07 Nowadays he is having weakness & knee pain while walking. Kindly suggest some treatment for weakness & knee pain. Thanks.
I am a 19 years old male and I had been having this pain on my right knee whenever I sit on the floor and I sit with folded legs. What could be the reason for this pain?
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 and occurs mainly due to pressure on the joints from lifting heavy weights.
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:
- 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.
- Stem Cell 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.
- Injections - A number of anti-inflammatory substances and lubricants can be injected into the affected joints to decrease pain. Ozone gas injections are an example of this.
- 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.