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what is the best prescribed osteoarthitis medication for long term

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There is no best-: -it’s a matter of trial and error usually. But in general a second generation NSAID is a place to start. They all can have serious side effects so bes ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Anti-inflammatory: See your orthopedic doctor for possible other options.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Agudelo
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strengthening: The best initial treatment includes weight loss, muscle strength and analgesics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Start with NSAIDS &: see how it works for you. I would Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen) Arthritis first. Replace it with some other one. Non - medicational measures like ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
2nd opinion: There are too many strange doc opinions for osteoarthritis. Get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on opinion. Money is well spent!
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Healthy diet: There is no specific diet that helps osteoarthritis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: At age 39, i would question if you have oa severe enough to cause that degree of pain. See a rheumatologist.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Osteorarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear kind of arthritis. Usually the medications are to treat the symptoms, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
D J D: Both gout and osteoarthritis are serious destructive joint diseases. Gout is a systemic disease that is best treated with oral medication to control u ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Arthritis : The wear and tear of joints. First confirm diagnosis. Is it due trauma, overuse. In general the problem is poor joint mechanics leading to deteriorati ... Read More
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