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What kind of gift would be helpful for someone with rheumatoid arthritis in their knee and shoulder?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: How thoughtful. Consider heating pads and ice packs. Also purified omega, gym membership/pool pass.
Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Meds: A bottle of excederin may go a long way. Also consider a functional device to help with their activities of daily living.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
Wraps and shoes: Shoes with proper support can make a big difference with knee pain as well as low back pain wraps that you microwave and then place where you hurt like your shoulders are wonderful too.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Warm water therapy: Consider a membership to a local ymca or fitness facility that has a warm water indoor pool for water aerobics.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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