Doctor Answers (9) on Joint pain
You must understand the mechanics. She is over weight, has a high BMI. Now how to loose weight when one's knees hurt while walking. So one tends to walk less. This vicious cycle take the patient to bed one day.
Consult a good knee surgeon in your area.
Knew replacement surgery has stood the test of time and no amount of argument can downgrade it.
Consult a joint replacement surgeon and he will explain the procedure better.
At 65 she is at the right age to get TKR done.
As per history its already totally advanced athritis which need joint replacement
Which is surgery meant for old age
Recovery time is hardly three wks with good surgical expertise n rehab
Dont waste tiime expecteing a relief via physio, it one modality helps to reduce pain but not assure.
Thanks n regards
Knee replacement is not the answer. All joint structures are designed to last a lifetime, so take care of structures around knee, they will maintain knee well
Get a physio well versed in structed exercise, they will help to settle the knee well.
If unable to find a physio, mail me knee photos both front and back view,will guide you through the process.
If possible can drop all the way here to my place,get examination done and get back to normal life without replacement in 2 months.
For pain as first-aid give ice for 10 min Daily.
If any concerns do let me know.
Remember do not lose a joint for the sake of poor or lack of practitioner knowledge towards non replacement method to save a joint.
Reduce wait and simply go for knee replacement. she will be happy active for 10-15 year's!