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Rhemutiod arthrisis

My father is suffering from pain and swelling in both knees we already took a treatment from hermis hospital a reputed dr . arvind chopra for the rhemutiod arthrisis but all treatment is not helpful we aslo consulted lokmanya hospital at pune suggest both knee operation but its not look proper solution they can walk easily with knee pain , stands properly then only to recover from sweeling and pain in knee operation is last way ? please suggest me right doctor and who helps me in that critical situation.
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For rheumatic pain , a combination of right medications n regular exercise can do a gr8 job in controlling the pains n can keep the patient mobile n functional. If ur father can walk easily he may require improvement of his muscle strength to walk better without pain ...Kindly go to a physiotherapist for proper guidance n exercise. For medicines u could consult a rheumatologist or orthopaedic
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Dr. Anshu S.R Sachdev Pune | Orthopedic Surgeon
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So far probably you have seen the right doctors. Its difficult to comment on the treatment without examining the patient. There are various options for relieving pain. For Rheumatoid Arthritis usually the patient has to continue medication life long. Physiotherapy also plays an important role in the treatment. If Possible kindly consult in person.
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Dr. Sharath Kumar Bangalore | Rheumatologist
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Hi sorry to hear your dad is having so much pain and problem. Rheumatoid arthritis can be a disabling and damaging disease. I tell patients that if our joints are houses then rheumatoid arthritis is like fire which can burn down the house. The medications are like fire fighters who put out the fire and makes sure the fire does not destroy the joint . If we are late in starting treatment sometimes the disease ends up damaging the joint before the disease is reduced by medications. The part that is damage ie.. part of the house that is burnt needs to be replaced and for that we need surgery. Hence pain in a joint in rheumatoid arthritis patient can be due to disease (in which case pain can be reduced by increasing dose of medications) or due to damage (in which case surgery is required).  however even in the second situation medications should be continued as disease (reactivated fire) can damage the repaired joint (can burn the repaired house).  So you need to review with Dr Arvind chopra or any other rheumatologist to decide whether pain for your dad is due to disease or due to damage. Based on the same we can decide which is the best way forward to help your dad. Please let me know in case I can be of any other assistance. www.rheumatologybangalore.com - Sharath
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Dr. Suhel A Khan Pune | Orthopedist
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Only if knee pain is the problem,and if the patient has a diagnosed Rheumatoid, patient can take an Injection Depomedrol or Inj Kenacort in the knees. This will give him quite a bit of relief. And then he can start cycling as an exercise, which will help him keep up with the knee motion.
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Please consult an orthopaedician
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Dr. Sudip Das South Tripura | Clinical Physiotherapist
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Hi ..first of all u needed physiotherapy treatment ..whereas TENS or wax bath is suitable for this Pt. It will be given 25 days ...After all there is no relief so u can consult ur nearest RHEUMATOLOGIST specialist
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