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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Elbows squeak: Good evening, my elbows and my fingers squeak ... how can I stop this ? Is stretching and back massage enough ? Will it squeak to osteoarthritis? ANS: ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage breakdown: Oa occurs as the joint lining or articular cartilage begins to breakdown. The breakdown can be a result of trauma, injury, oversuse, malalignment, inc ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
Wear and tear : It is what we call a wear and tear arthritis. We all get some form of osteoarthritis where joints get worn down with time.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Wear and tear: This is the form of joint damage related to wear and tear/mechanical forces.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology speciali ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, massage can be very helpful in helping reduce the pain of fibromyalgia.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pain: I don't think there is any evidence that these supplements help sacroiliac pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Usually temporary however.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
48 years experience in Family Medicine
In short, yes: Stimulation of the soft tissue around painful sites is often soothing. However, some massage is aggressive enough to be painful, so choose your massa ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Chang-Miller
Specializes in Internal Medicine
In early studies, Botox injections appear to reduce arthritis pain in the shoulder, knee and hip: These results are promising, but they fall short of proving that Botox injections are an effective treatment for arthritis pain. Botox injections are ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Can be very helpful: Both massage and passive and active stretching can be very helpful for tight hip . Flexors. While a home program for stretching can work fine massage ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yoga: Generally speaking, yes. Yoga is an excellent stretching and strengthening exercise with physical, mental, and possibly spiritual benefits.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation can often help muscle pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Arthritis: It can, but first get clearance from your doctor who can also make the referral if he/she deems necessary.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience in Sports Medicine
Maybe...: Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies have shown mixed results; the american academy of orth ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McDonald
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but hold on: Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory. There have been studies that show improvement in knee pain after taking them (just like nsaids). However ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the art ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
No: No.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Alleviating Sx?: Alleviating sx? Not the goal. Alleviating inflammation is the goal. Symptom relief is secondary in importance! the drugs used are similar for adults, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: There is no evidence that it is helpful.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Bauer
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
The bark and root of yucca — a group of shrub-like plants native to the southwestern United States and Mexico — are ingredients in many dietary supplements that claim to promote joint health: Parts of various yucca plants have been used for centuries in traditional Native American medicine. But the only direct evidence that yucca relieves j ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: You need to get a really well trained therapist with a lot of experience and start slow.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
It May: It can help relieve the pain associated with the rheumatoid arthritis but it will not affect underlying condition.
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