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what could i do to reduce the pain of arthritis?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anti-inflammatories: Much depends on what joint is affected by the arthritis. If it is your hand, anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) would be a good first line treatment, an splinting and cortisone are helpful as well. If it is your knee or hip, weight loss is often the #1 thing that can help with arthritis pain. If you are skinny, though, i suggest anti-inflammatories, cortisone and activity modification.
Answered on Dec 16, 2011
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013

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