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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Stay active: Arthritis can be thought of as rust in the joint, and staying active is the best way to keep the joints moving freely. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can al ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Which type?: There are a lot of different types of arthritis. Depending on the type you have will direct the treatment. Different medications will need to be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See Physician: See rheumatologist for evaluation, work up and treatment. Exercise and ice/heat/massage may be helpful as well.
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Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Arthritis : There are 2 major types of arthritis. Osteo or rheumatoid. There are various treatments for either. Should discuss with your primary care person first
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Treat the problem: The best way to treat pain from arthritis is to fix the underlying cause of the specific type of arthritis you have. In addition to that, nonsteroidal ... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Many ways: First of all get a good evaluation by a doctor who specializes in dealing with arthritis. This is usually a rheumatologist or a physiatrist. This will ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: If it is just one joint, the options include splinting, injections, or surgery which can be joint replacement or fusion. Multiple joints are usually t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can be: By strengthening supporting musculature, correcting poor gait or other behavioral aspects that can aggravate the arthritis, both of which will help av ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Avoid narcotics lo: You need to avoid long term narcotics. You can have your physicians have you see a rheumatologist to be certain you are getting the full casette of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep warm: The cold weather have bad effects on the people have arthritis, so keep warm, wear layers of cloth to avoid the bad effect of cold weather? Or move in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Arthritis: If it's simply wear and tear osteoarthritis, diet doesn't play a significant role. Some people get relief from taking glucosamine and chondroitin. If ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations.

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