Posts Tagged ‘knee pain’

Can poor sleep increase knee pain?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

It makes sense that pain can interfere with a good night’s sleep, but growing evidence suggests that poor sleep can itself lead to an increase in pain.

It”s like a vicious cycle that researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are trying to understand.

“Understanding this relationship could open up new avenues in pain management through the treatment of sleep disorders,” said Megan Ruiter, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in UAB’s Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.

Ruiter is studying the sleep and pain relationship among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease affecting mainly the hands, knees, hips and spine. Pain from this disease is common, though the experience of the pain can widely vary among patients, regardless of how much the disease has progressed.

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Ill-effects of sitting for long hours

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Did you know that a new research indicates that sitting for long hours may lead to early death? Sitting a lot does not mean you will die early but it definitely increases the risk.

A research conducted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge has reported that “sitting is a dangerous factor for early death” and in fact on par with smoking and being obese!

We’ve all been told time and again that sitting for long hours comes with several health risks. You may develop serious health problems such as increased risk of heart disease and diabetes and not just stiffness and muscle fatigue.

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Dr. A.M.Rajani: Knee disorder is not hereditary

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Dr. A. M.Rajani is an honarary asst professor in Orthopaedics at the Grant Medical college and JJ group of hospitals.He practices as a consultant knee surgeon, at Saifee hospital,Cumballa Hill hospital & Nanavati hospital and visiting surgeon at Breach Candy hospital.

He has treated a wide variety of patients with either conservative and/or operative management. The main area of his practice is Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacement and Reconstructive Knee Arthroscopy.

Dr. A. M.Rajani answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Dr Rajani, I used to jog regularly for several years till I slipped and hurt my right knee. The x ray shows damage to the cartilage. I now walk with a knee support for the last one month . how long will it take to heal and become normal?

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Oils do not cure arthritis

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

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.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: How to treat knee pain from climbing stairs

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

This week’s answers:

Q. I am suffering from kneepain after excessive climbing stairs regularly. I am
taking Rewalk containing glocosamine by quantity is not mentioned. Can I use
kneecaps for walking and clmbing stairs?
Biplab Kumar Biswas

A. yes you can use knee cap. Its better if you learn knee strengthening exercises and do them regularly. try to avoid staircase climbing if that causes knee pain.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: On knee pain relief drugs

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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:
Which is a better drug for knee pain, rejoint and joint cerin or sampure 400mg, have been suffering knee pain for2 yrs after damaging then by excessive use of treadmill. will it cure them totally, otherwise i am healthy and my age is 45 yrs old.
Mitra Khanna
All drugs are similar but the longest studies have been on glucosamine and hence 1.5 gm of glucosamine a day in divided doses is the the better option. they protect the cartilage but will not cure anything permanently.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Healing time for fractures

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. Sir, I have been suffering from cervical strain for the past eight months. i have tried out allopathy but not satisfactory. its increasing. i would like to be completely cured of this.
Poonkodi
what is your age? Do you have pain radiating to your hands? Do you have any numbness of hands? What treatment you had earlier? Did you have any physiotherapy?

2. Dear VV Prasad Sir, Last week I have sliped from motorbike, I had an injury on my right leg knee join (dr. called its injury on tibia). I went to dr. he got x-ray of my leg and said you had fracture on tibia (which is knee joint) it is inplace fracture so we don’t need to surgery we are just covering your leg from cylinder cast for 5 weeks. in these 5 weeks you don’t need to put your leg on surface and don’t bear any weight.
sir please kindly suggest me. it passed 8 days my leg covering from cylinder cast. i am having much difficulties. i need to make quick healing even i m not having pain now. i can easily put my leg up . please suggest me what to do that my cast removed with in one week more.. i can’t wait for 3 weeeks more… please suggest me

Syed Junaid Ali Shah
Sorry Mr.S.J.A.Shah this fracture needs 6 weeks minimum. Please follow your doctor’s advice and I am sure there are no shortcuts.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Knee calipers for pain relief

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. What is the treatment for knee joint pain. i am diagnosed as suffering from OA. i am 64 yrs. 75 kgs. normal built. 5 .10 height. very active person. vegetarian. clean habits. no other ailment.
PV Natarajan
Pain killers, knee quadriceps exercises, physiotheraphy in the form of SWD, Wax etc, injection into the knee joint, surgery like arthroscopy or total knee replacements…

2. Dear Doctor, My mother is of 60 age. She is having pains in her knees. Doctor has suggested for knee replacement. She is not ready for surgery. I saw the Paragon knee caliper on TV Advertisement. Will that benefit my mother knee if used constantly. Please reply because I am very much worried about my mother knee problem. Thanks and Regards
WahidKhan
Yes, it will work for some people. No harm in trying it out. You can try.

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Plan a fitness regime for good knees: Dr Nadkarni

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Knee guru, Dr. Dilip Nadkarni, is an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in treating sports and fitness related injuries.

Dr. Nadkarni’s forte is Arthroscopic or keyhole surgery of the knee.

A postgraduate teacher for orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Nadkarni is on the faculty to train fitness professionals at the American College of Sports Medicine.

He is affiliated to Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai; has a private practice in SantaCruz and also operates at Saifee hospital in south Mumbai.

Dr. Nadkarni has written 3 books Knee Problem No Problem, REAL Fitness and Calm Sutra and has brought out a DVD on tackling knee problems called ‘Knee Problem No Problem’. He also gives lectures on TV, Radio, at Sports Clubs, Rotary and Lions Clubs, Social Organizations and Corporate Bodies.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Tips to fight knee pain

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

Dear Dr VV Prasad I am Abhilash aged of 29 years old…..

I am facing the problem of knee pain for the past 1 year……

when i walk on the road normally i dont get any pain in the knee.
but when i go upstairs  by steps  then i am getting knee pain….that means when my knee is bending then the pain is coming….

this problem has come from 1 year onwards…

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