Orthopaedics Q&A: Oils do not cure arthritis

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answer:

1. Before 4 month I was done my operation of right side hip replacement and left side drilling
But still I have pain in thai knee of right side and more pain in right side leg and back side I don’t understand what I have to
Do plz help me iam fersated with my life …
tarique quraish

you need to send me the xrays so that i can help

2. My mother aged 55 is being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis for last 5 years. Her left knee joint is in pretty bad condition where the doctor have given her medicines like HCQS, Sazo, Osteokit, Alanz and lot more. She is stable but without much improvement. After lot many X-Ray’s the doctor says she won’t recover much for the better as the joints have deteriorated bad and if things get worse have to consider knee replacement.
Currently, the doctor have prescribed an injection Acton Prolongatum daily for next 4 weeks after which every alternate days for next 4 weeks and then once a week for the next 4 weeks with a checkup after 1 month. He has also prescribed oral tablets such as Lasilactone, Oncotrex. Also Folvite as she is suffering with lowActon Prolongatu hemoglobin count.
Request you to suggest with the treatment and if m injection is fine for her without much side effects?
Advance thank you for your response.
Sourav.

she is on the right track. acton p is a steroid and is given by doctors in rhumatoid arthritis if everything else fails. it has its own side effects.

3. Name: Sidhant Swain
Age: 19+
Sir,
Myself Sidhant suffering from right knee ligament problem. During an incident my right knee joint twisted towards left . I have done X-ray and ultra sound and as the report says everything is normal. Now i m walking a little bit but, still the pain is there . Sir can you please advice me what should be done to make me totally fit and get a permanent cure from this ligament injury. Thank you.
Regards,
Sidhant Swain

you need to get a mri of your knee first

4. Kind attn Dr.Sreedhar…..How effective are ayurvedic oils &balms.to cure artheritis..One oil by name Sandhi sudha plus claims sure cure.This is endorsed by famous film actors like Govinda & Jaky shroff as also atheletes on T.V…WEB…www.sandhisudaplus.com…
V.P.Anand.

they are like any other oils! film starts endorse products if they are paid their fees, so take it with a pinch of salt! oils do not cure arthritis

5. dr, i am male 40 yrs with 87 kg weight since few months i have developing pain in knee what i should do to get rid of the pain what are the knee exercises pls let me know
rajesh

i need to examine you , i can not comment on email.

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