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does shark cartilage help with arthritus

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
55 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Non impact exercise: Challenging combination-suggest: low demand bike and water based exercise over the counter meds ice.
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Dr. Jack Farr answered
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Evaluation: It appears you may have isolated patellofemoral arthitis. A complete diagnosis is key. Are the medial and lateral knee compartments normal? Did you h ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dewey Jones iv
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Same?: This may be one and the same. Cartilage loosens as arthritis progresses. If you have locking and catching then an orthopedic surgeon may help.
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I agree: This is essentially the same, depending on your age. If this is causing pain and inhibiting your activities of daily living, you should see an orthope ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Had an MRI?: There r 2 types of cartilages in the knee. The articular ; the meniscus, also called cartilages. A torn meniscus can b associated with episodic sympto ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no good data that Prednisone will prevent joint damage. In addition, its side effect can be severe.
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
See orthopedic Dr: You must see orthopedic surgeon for evaluation , possible correction by arthroscopic surgery , prevent frther damage to your knee joint .
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Perhaps?: But I am not aware of any indication or benefit. With the worlds shark population down 90%, it wouldn't be high on my list of complementary or altern ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Joint health...: People have said that shark cartilage is great for joint health. Some have said that is has uses in the treatment of arthritis and even certain types ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, it doesn't stunt: Growth. Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Shouldn't?: Typically none at all; unless the formulation contains some which would make no sense to me.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Hansen
22 years experience Family Medicine
No good data: Shark cartilage is a nutritional supplement thought to possibly be helpful for arthritis do to its naturally high level of chondroitin. Unfortunately ... Read More
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