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My x-rays of my right leg showed the hip is almost bone to bone and thinning of bones in ankle, Also I have osteoaethritis in hip,knee and ankle. what can I do on my own to help relieve pain and get more movement?

By Anonymous June 29, 2018 - 2:16pm
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Pain when I sit for awhile and try to get up. Hard time bending to pickup something and limp when walking. Trouble sleeping at night (every two hours I wake up to adjust leg or because of pain or cramping in ankle). The pain is sometimes sharp and stabbing in upper thigh area near joint of hip,

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

You should speak to your doctor about your treatment options (at this stage) and what he or she feels you can reasonably do at home. Some things might include:

Physical therapy: Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as strengthen the muscles in your hip and leg. Your doctor or physical therapist can help develop an individualized exercise program that meets your needs and lifestyle.

Assistive devices. Using walking supports like a cane, crutches, or a walker can improve mobility and independence. Using assistive aids like a long-handled reacher to pick up low-lying things will help you avoid movements that may cause pain.

Medications. If your pain affects your daily routine or is not relieved by other nonsurgical methods, your doctor may add medication to your treatment plan. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Over-the-counter NSAIDs include naproxen and ibuprofen. Other NSAIDs are available by prescription. Corticosteroids (also known as cortisone) are powerful anti-inflammatory agents that can be taken by mouth or injected into the painful joint.


June 29, 2018 - 4:44pm
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