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What is good for osteoarthritis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
See your Doctor: Weight loss can decrease the load on your knees. Every one pound of weight loss is equivalent to decreasing the load on your knees by 4 pounds. Stren ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Osteoarthritis is treated in several ways from pills, shots, bracing, physical therapy and surgery. Only your physician and you can make a decision a ... 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 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No: Collaflex contains hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate-derivatives of cartilage; but taken orally they are digested and do no ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many options: There are many options for exercises for people with osteoarthritis. It is good to be active and avoid aggravating the condition. Some examples of g ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Manage OA: Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, ex ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Evidence has shown that walking is beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, and back.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Exercise: Exercise like swimming and walking promote good health and strengthen the muscles around the joints which will reduce pain as well.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Tea: I don't know of any evidence that drinking tea or anything else for that matter helps osteoarthritis.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Acupuncture has been shown in clinical studies to be helpful for oa of the knee. Certain suppplements may also be helpful and you can check to see if ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
If it works: If it provides reasonable benefit and gives her no side effects then it is an acceptable treatment.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Short answer - wear: The short answer is that osteoarthritis is abnormal or excessive wear and tear on the affected joints.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
An option: This is one medication that is used, but as with all medications there are benefits and risks. See: http://goo.Gl/dolko.

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