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Offline vishforu

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Determining The Knee Pain
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:42:04 AM »
Hello There,

I am greatly in need of understanding the Prolotherapy procedure as I am looking forward to go for it for my Knee pain. As you are aware that how difficult it is to live your life with constant pain that affects your day to day activities, I am also seeking relief for my knee pain.

First of all I would like to detail my history and present condition so that it would be more easy for me to ask few basic questions.

Symptoms of my knee pain:
1) Severe pain in Knee joints (both).
2) Swelling in area above knee cap. (its on and off and doesn't last long)
3) Can't handle day to day activity in normal course due to knee pain.

Extra Information:
1) I am Male with hight 6 feet, body well buildup (little over weight), body weight 83 kilogram, having age 50.
2) I am bowlegged.
3) My father also had same problem with the knee joints.
4) However first time I experienced the knee pain in Oct-2010 and since it started growing more.
5) I also had minor accident once (got jerk while I was stepping down through stare case and fell down). Before this accident I had already started experiencing knee pain.
6) I have never gone through any surgery or medication, except using massage with oils and ointment for pain relief.
7) Presently I am carrying over daily activities like Walking, Workout in gym (to strengthen knees) however pain persist all day in knee joints. Meaning The pain has not yet reached to the level where I have to take support of crutches.

Based on the detail mentioned above few questions I wanted to ask:

1) I wanted to determine whether my Knee pain belongs to the category of Osteoarthritis or not?
2) I have not gone through with any series of Medical Test so which type of tests you would suggest to determine what exactly is wrong with the knee joints?
3) What is advisable to me; Prolotherapy or PRP or Stem Cell based treatment?

I would appreciate any help on above points and welcome any suggestions.

Thanks,
Vishal

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Re: Determining The Knee Pain
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »
X ray is usually the first step to diagnosing arthritis, then perhaps an MRI.  You should see a specialist doctor to get answers to these questions.  Usual advice is to rest sore knees, especially avoiding anything that makes them sore.  Perhaps see a physiotherapist to get a knee friendly exercise plan

Bow leggedness can lead to wear and tear to the articular cartilage on the inside of the bones

There's loads of good stuff in the information hub - in the arthritis section http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/papers/joint-cartilage-damage-and-knee-arthritis

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Offline Hopfulnee

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Re: Determining The Knee Pain
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 09:20:04 PM »
Hello,

In addition to last poster's good suggestions, you might also ask your OS to order blood work to rule out rheumatoid arthritis since both your knees are affected, as well as Lyme disease, etc.  Best of luck.
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Re: Determining The Knee Pain
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 09:42:30 AM »
Dear Hopefulnee and Vickster,
many thanks for your reply.

I have taken an appointment with Orthopedic doctor here in my town. Keeping your suggestions in mind I will move ahead in determining what exactly it is.

However I would still seek your advise as to what am I suppose to do as next step once after Xray/MRI done (of course doctor will suggest the diagnosis but your suggestion would be more helpful).

The reason I am asking this because it is quite apparent that I am having sore knees (joint pain, intermittent swelling in right knee) and also it's known that this condition of knee joint is due to Cartilage dysfunction/wearing out. Hence I wanted to focus on remedy as to what procedure out of "Prolotherapy or PRP or Stem Cell based treatment", I should adopt?

I am grateful for your response; awaiting your reply.

Thanks you,
Vishal

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Re: Determining The Knee Pain
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2013, 12:32:02 AM »
Vishforu,

Sorry I don't have any experience with prolo or stem cell treatment, but you might be able to connect with members who do if you repost your question in the Osteoarthritis Dept. section of Bulletin Board, then go to Injections into the Joint. Good luck.
Feb 2013 RK arthroscopy/chondroplasty,synovectomy
Aug 2012 - failed Euflexxa,big pain LK too now
Neurontin early,cortisone inj x3, pt x3, Graston
May 2012 - MRI RK
Dec 2011 - MRI RK
Feb 2011 - MCL tear grade II ski

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Re: Determining The Knee Pain
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 10:29:09 AM »
Thanks for advice Hopfulnee  :)