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Many people suffer from arthritis behind the kneecap, called patellofemoral osteoarthritis . This kind of arthritis causes knee pain when going up or down stairs. Patients also have pain after sitting with the knee bent, or when standing up after sitting. About 80 percent of adults with this condition are helped by nonsurgical treatment such as medication, special exercises, and avoiding painful activities. Other patients may get relief from a simple surgery called lateral retinacular release . With this procedure, the surgeon cuts the retinaculum . This is a dense, fibrous band of tissue along the outer edge of the kneecap. The arthritis doesn't go away with the release of the retinaculum. However, pain relief is reported by many people who have this surgery. Retinacular release can delay major surgery such as total knee replacement. Patients who are too young for joint replacement or too sick for major surgery may choose this easy operation for arthritis relief. Reference: Joseph Aderinto...
For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.
Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.
Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurolog...
The daily routine of putting two injections in my stomach is really getting old. Some days it goes very smoothly, but some days I psych myself out and it takes several stabs to get it right. What gets me through this routine is the fact it keeps me alive and my baby girl, hopefully, will be healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m counting the days until my baby’s birth when I can switch back to my oral blood thinner Coumadin.
The injections are Lovenox , which I’ve written about before. By giving injections rather than swallowing a pill, the blood thinner doesn’t cross the placenta, which is safer for the baby. The injections are also necessary for me so that I don’t develop any blood clots, which could result in another stroke. The downside of doing injections, other than the annoying jab to the belly everyday, is that I can’t have an epidural during labor.
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