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what pills or over-the-counter supplements help repair worn and painful joints?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Glucosamine chondroi: Some have offered glucosamine and chondroitin as possible therapies. Studies at the nih did not confirm this efficacy. Nonetheless I have patients who feel this helps. Some suggest that one should take glucosamine in the morning and chondroitin separately in the evening. There are a variety of brands over-the-counter, or over the internet. The problem is to confirm what is really inside the capsul.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What pills or over-the-counter supplements helps repair worn painful joints?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
??: Good question no perfect answer can try glucosamine and chondroitin they seem to help some there are about a zillion other things out there touted to be of help but I do not know if any of them work or don't glucosamine& chondroitin seem to help dogs and horses and there isn't much palcebo effect with horses and dogs.

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