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Pain in Knee Joint

My mom is 42yrs old. Her height is 4ft 8in and her weight is near 80kgs. Sometimes her knee joints pain so badly that she is unable to walk. She has gone through medical checkups also. Doctors said that her knee joints has developed gapping. Some of them also talk that her joints have lost the lubrication. I am unable to understand that what can I do fr her so that she can walk freely and I can se my mama happy. Plz sir/madam help me...
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Harisha N L
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Most probable cause at this age is osteoarthritis... It's a degenerative bone disease...There’s no cure for osteoarthritis as yet, but there are a number of treatments that can help ease symptoms and reduce the chances arthritis becoming worse...options are analgesics, NSAIDs,intraosseous steroid injection and hyaluronic acid injections,Physiotherapy like strengthening exercises etc ... Treatment depends upon the stage...I would suggest you to consult nearest orthopedic surgeon they will do the needful.
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Dr. Anirudh Agrawal
General Physician 26 yrs exp Delhi
She most probably has Osteoarthritis. She can be treated with medication. She will also benefit from a little weight loss.
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