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does voltaren help with osteoarthritis

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. There is no way to reverse the damage, ... Read More

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things.: Exercise regularly. Take meds for the pain ( usually Acetaminophen and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory). Take meds before pain inducing activities. ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It depends on which joint, severity of the problem. Try to stay active. Medication, physical therapy, exercise (especially aerobic) can all help. Wate ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be he ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Temperature variations do not cause osteoarthritis, but patients with osteoarthritis seem to do much better in warm environments. In general, cold te ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No predicting: There is no one way to predict the future of someone's health or joints. Genetics can help us know if you are more likely but there are so many facto ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Oa diagnosis: An osteoarthritis diagnosis is gotten from xraying the affected area.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu
26 years experience General Practice
Evaluation and xray: You really need to see a physician for a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes like cartilage tears or fractures. Xrays after this evaluation a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Osta
18 years experience Pain Management
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis can be simply defined as the degeneration of joints as a result of wear and tear. It happens to all us as we get older, however it may ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Osta
18 years experience Pain Management
Risks of OA: Aging is the most common predicting factor for the development of osteoarthrits. It may be a natural process resulting from wear and tear of the joint ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Musculoskeletal +: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749 for basics on osteoarthritis. Of note, bad OA ca ... Read More
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