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what are some things i can do to soothe arthritis pain?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
LOTS of things: Exercise and stretching can improve arthritis pain. I recommend alternating resistance and aerobic exercise 6 days per week with stretches every day. Aerobic exercise should be moderate intensity and low impact (elliptical). Losing weight can help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aleve can help, but discuss with your doctor before taking. Glucosamine, chondroitin and 5-loxin can help symptoms in some as can topicals.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why do I have so much arthritis pain?

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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Need information: It depends. I cannot say without more information. Many people are susceptible to developing osteoarthritis (wear and tear) at an early age. Genetics definitely plays a part, in my experience often associated with one's mother's degree of arthritis. There are autoimmune causes of arthritis such as lupus, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Start with your family doctor for evaluation.
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Is arthritis pain permanent or does it come and go?

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Dr. Ron Jones
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Comes and Goes: Definitely comes in goes influenced by many factors. Dr. J.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What type of flower essence or oil should I take to help with arthritis pain?

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Omega 3 fatty acids: Omega 3 fatty acids found in cold water fish and flax seeds help decrease inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Which types of heat therapy can help arthritis pain?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Several types: Several types of heat therapy can help arthritic pain, simple therapy as using heating pads, or hot water soaking tub baths can be effective. Also for locallized arthritis of the hands, a parafin dip treatment can be effective. Newer heat treatments consisting of light therapy also are effective.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Foot Arthritis: Inflammatory joint diseases are responsible of chronic systemic inflammation, joint degradations, deformities, and altered quality of life. Patients suffering from chronic rheumatic diseases also present increased bone fragility and increased fracture risk. A new class of medications called biologics are very successful at treating this disease process.

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