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A 59-year-old male asked:

is collaflex good for osteoarthritis?does it help in reducing pain?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
No: Collaflex contains hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate-derivatives of cartilage; but taken orally they are digested and do not get to your joints. There are preparations like Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) tjhat do when injected by a doctor into he joint. Don`t waste your money. Glucosamine has been found to help in some studies, but not all agree Best bet orally are NSAIDS like naproxen.

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Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks answered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes...: We're not sure why the weather effects people with osteoarthritis... But it does. People who live in dry warmer areas usuallly report less discomfortt.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Pain from osteoarthritis? What doctor do I see?

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Orthopedic : Orthopedic.
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Dr. Peter Ihle commented
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Preferably a fellowship trained spine surgeon.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Would moving to a warmer climate decrease the pain of osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients can benefit from warmer climates.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Expert opinion - should moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Usually: Warmer climates provide an environment for your synovial (joint) fluid to stay warmer and in a liquid phase rather than a gel phase. In colder climates, synovial fluid becomes a semisolid and requires joint movement to warm the fluid in order for a phase change into a liquid to provide adequate lubrication for the joint. Warmer climates limits the time in the gel phase.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure or lessen the pain of osteoarthritis of my mum in a natural way?

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Exercise: Low impact exercise such as swimming , cycling , elliptical trainers on a regular basis can be helpful for arthritic joints. Aqua/pool aerobics is a good one to consider.

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