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529224 tn?1400651819

Osteoarthritis

I am 65. Male. Suffering from OA for the last three years.
Pain killers and/or exercises are of no real help.
Some suggest Knee Replacement. Some suggest Glucossamine HCL. Some suggest Synvics Injection.
Which one would be wiser to go for?
Regards,

-Sarit.

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Avatar universal
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
hi sarit,
the sole reason of a TKR depends on the walking distance. If you have pain on rest, or as soon as you start walking, or there is too much of bending of your knees, then you should not waste any time and get the replacement done.
However if you have a good walking distance (say more than 2-3 kms), then you will benefit from Synvics injections or a steroid injection also.

So you tell me, wht's your walking distance?

regards
529224 tn?1400651819
Dear Abhijeetvikram,

Thanks for your response.

However, what is meant by "walking distance"?
Is it the distance that I need to walk everyday, or the distance that I can walk at a stretch without much pain , or the distance that I can somehow walk (with much pain)?

I shall revert on receipt of your clarification.

Regards,

               - Sarit.
Avatar universal
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
walking distance means the distance, from rest, till the time you start to have pain in your knees. This is walking distance

regards
529224 tn?1400651819
Thanks.
I shall experiment it out and come back.
I was trying to think & guess. But failed.
Regards,

       - Sarit.
Avatar universal
I have osteoarthritis in my wrists and fingers after a accident at work . now 2 yrs later im having trouble dealing with the pain , I have no insurance because I have a job im about to lose . I get cortisone shots but they do not help , I take naproxen , loratab etc..... im applying for medicate but will be denied because of my job . so im in a spot with work or with pain or with both what does a drywall finisher do
Avatar universal
I've had one knee replacement in 2011 - I'm 65 now.
The other knee was about to be replaced in 2012 and an emergency came in and my OP was postponed.I took up hill walking, despite it hurt,  aquafit twice a week and swimming lengths (not breaststroke!) - which my consultant had suggested before first knee OP, and my knee (despite being in a worse arthritic state than the first knee before OP!) improved - I don't have pain, or instability anymore!
I would suggest trying that exercise and have acupuncture for the pain at the same time
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