A 16-year-old member asked:
what could i do to reduce the pain of arthritis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Matthew Enna answered
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
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