Hello there....the lady you mentioned has early stage osteoarthritis....dont worry 4 out of 10 menopausal women get it after 50 yrs of age....for her condition you need to have proper physiotherapy under the guidance of a trained musculoskeltal therapist....the treatment regime is long but is effective... initially to decrease the pain & give relaxation ...modalities like IFT/TENS and SWD can be advised along with static exercises to improve the strenght of muscles around the knee which can be progressed to active and resisted as per patients feedback... during this time supplementation of collegen peptide,sodium hylurinate,univestin could be done.....also a patellar knee cap during outdoor walks is necessary so as to not strain the knee joint.... these are just some basic advises regarding osteoarthritis do resort back to me for a detail patient specific protocol.
Regards & take care.
Hi.... Arthritis treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and improving joint function. You may need to try several different treatments, or combinations of treatments, before you determine what works best for you.....
The medications used to treat arthritis vary depending on the type of arthritis..... Consult physician.....
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
9 yrs exp
At home for maintain joint function do hot application 3-4 times a day for 10 min in both knee. Knee cap should be wear for whole day and avoid during sleep. These will help to relief some pain improve some mobility. For proper tratment cosult physiotherapist
Thanks for the X-ray and the report and the confirmed and detailed diagnosis.
Mrs. Aktar Begum surely has osteoarthritis (OA) in both of her knees. it is common during the age group because of wear and tear. things to notice is .
1) change in footwear is recommended as it helps to reduce the pressure on knee (advisable is skechers - has a soft and cushiony sole which also pushes back).
2) avoid sitting Cross legged or even squatting and Over-bending knees (namaz position) . as over bending knees causes more compression on the meniscus (which are degraded in OA) and passess on to the bones causing Pain.
3) do daily exercises for strengthening quadriceps and hamstrings.
4) Do not use indian toilet or use a low stool for bathing.
Consult an Occupational Therapist for more NOT TO DO's and Modifier's for the activities that Mrs. Aktar begum Loves and wishes to do.
Continue the strengthening exercises even when there is no pain. DO NOT WEAR HEELS, and CHANGE to a COMFORTABLE and CUSHIONY FOOTWEAR. STAY HEALTHY