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Julia (@chynex)

Arthritis: Knee

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Dec 10, 2019 | Replies (10)

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@chynex Hi Julia. I see you have posted before about a different issue but never having "met" you, please allow me to welcome you also.

Has your mother seen an orthopedic doctor? Is it possible that she has arthritis that has progressed to the point of needing a knee replacement? I have had two TKRs (Total Knee Replacement). Prior to having them, I was able to initially have cortisone injections which helped, and then when my arthritis progressed I got Synvisc injections which helped me tremendously. Eventually, that didn't help much anymore so I had the TKRs, one in 2013, and the second one in 2017.

If none of those are options for your mom then I guess the only other thing to help is an OTC drug like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In acetaminophen, you can get a 650 mg dosage that is labeled for arthritis. I presume there is something like that for ibuprofen also, but since I cannot take that I have not noticed.
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Replies to "@chynex Hi Julia. I see you have posted before about a different issue but never having..."

Yes I have posted before for a different issue which I later found a solution to it. The group (Mayo Clinic Connect) is really helping out.
Thanks for welcoming me.

About my mom issue, she has seen many doctors but the drugs some of them gave to her doesn't stop the pains rather continue to be worst. She has tried many traditional herb medicine, but still
the pains persist.. I think I will tell about the drug, acetaminophen. Thanks